We are staffed most weekdays during the semester and summer sessions. See our up-to-date schedule on the Library’s hours page.
The Scholars’ Lab Makerspace is a place for tinkering and experimentation with technologies like desktop fabrication, physical computing, and augmented reality. Open to everyone, we specialize in applications and research questions in the humanities and arts.
Informed by a rich tradition of Library support for exploring materiality in Special Collections and the Fine Arts Library Materials Collection, and for participating in the physical-made-digital in both the Scholars’ Lab and the Digital Media Lab in Clemons, our Makerspace Technologists can help faculty and student researchers evaluate new approaches to their work, and consider both the hows and the whys of making.
Learning how to do something with humanities technology gives us a more informed perspective on why we do things in the humanities. Both are vital.
Christian Howard: 3D Printing, Digital Humanities
Shane Lin: 3D Printing, Programming, Digital Humanities
Carolina Myers: 3D Printing, Electronics
Duy Nguyen: 3D Printing
Emma Price: 3D Printing, Electronics
Lauren Reynolds: 3D Printing
Spyridon Simotas: 3D Printing, Digital Humanities
Varundev Suresh Babu: Electronics, Programming
Scholars’ Lab Staff Technologists
Jeremy Boggs: 3D Printing, Electronics, Programming, Digital Humanities
Laura Miller: 3D Printing, Photogrammetry, Digital Humanities
Ammon Shepherd: 3D Printing, Electronics, Programming, Digital Humanities
Using the Makerspace
Interested in exploring the Makerspace? Have an idea to use microcontrollers or 3D modeling and printing technology to enhance your research or differently interrogate your assumptions? The Makerspace is open from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday. Check out our printer availability on our printer calendar. Stop by to talk to one of our Technologists, attend our maker workshops, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a Makerspace Technologist or Scholars’ Lab staff to discuss your planned project.
What’s in the Makerspace?
- FDM 3D Printers: MakerBot Replicator 2, Ultimaker 2, Lulzbot TAZ 5
- Assortment of FDM 3D printer filaments
- Sparkfun Arduino kits, with Arduino UNO boards and an assortment of Arduino shields.
- Raspberry Pi
- Basic supplies for wearables and tactile computing
- Conductive thread
- Conductive fabric
- Sewing needles and thread
- Quilting/cross-stitch frames
- 55″ LCD television with touch screen
- iMac with software installed
- Wacom Cintiq 22HD graphics tablet
- Camera equipment:
- Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera with 24mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.0 lenses
- Samsung NX1000 MILC camera with kit lens
- Tool box with basic hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers. etc.)
- Soldering irons, solder, helping hands
- Digital multimeters
- Spare parts for basic electronics tinkering (breadboards, wire, switches, sensors)
All equipment is maintained for use in the Makerspace and is not available for check out at this time.
Check out http://makergrounds.virginia.edu for other Makerspaces, shops, labs, and places for making at UVA.