Illinois MakerLab Supports Student Hackers

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On February 19th-21st the Illinois MakerLab supported HackIllinois by providing our 3D-Printers and Guru's to help students rapid prototype their ideas. In the span of 36 hours, hackers were challenged to innovate, design and achieve.  HackIllinois was an exciting, non-traditional experience for students. This year, three initiatives were introduced at HackIllinois: Software, Hardware, & Open Source.

Approximately 900 students from all over the U.S. were in attendance.  Many students from other Universities and Colleges had never seen 3D printing before.  Throughout the weekend our Lab Guru's educated students about the technology and how they could use it to prototype and enhance their hardware hacks.

Now checkout how the Illinois MakerLab supported relay for life.

Setup at HackIllinois
Setup at HackIllinois
Our Guru, Pranay, at work
Our Guru, Pranay, at work
Hackers learning about 3DPrinting
Hackers learning about 3DPrinting