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Makerspace

In compliance with safety measures set forth by VCU and the VDH, the makerspace and the video, audio and gaming studios are closed through the Fall semester. There are no reservations or scheduled orientations during this time. Please visit The Workshop's homepage for updates on what resources are, or will be, available.

Make use of materials, tools, and emerging technologies for hands-on exploration and participatory learning. Some equipment requires attending  to become an authorized user, who may reserve makerspace equipment online. Most makerspace resources are available when The Workshop is open.

Makerbot Desktop Replicator 5th gen 3D printer  Makerbot Desktop Replicator 5th gen 3D printer
LulzBot TAZ5 3D printer  LulzBot TAZ5 3D printer

FormLabs Form 2 3D printer  FormLabs Form 2 3D printer

  • Machine is only available on a case-by-case basis after approval by Innovative Media staff. 
  • Email theworkshop@vcu.edu with your project idea for the Formlabs
  • Specs: Build volume 5.7” x 5.7” x 6.9” / Multiple resin options / Highest resolution: 100 microns [0.0039 inches]
  • Compatible software: PreForm 
  • Resources: Manufacturer's manual
Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver  Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver 

Inventables X-Carve 1000mm milling machine   Inventables X-Carve 1000mm milling machine 

  • Machine is only available on a case-by-case basis after approval by Innovative Media staff.
  • Specs: Work area 750mm x 750mm x 65mm / Material options wood, MDF, acrylic, foam core, aluminum
  • Compatible software: Easel 
  • Resources: Manufacturer's manual
Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist sewing machine  Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist sewing machine

Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine  Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine

Brother 1034D serger  Brother 1034D serger

  • Does not require orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: 22 built-in stitch functions for professional edge finishing
  • Resources: Manufacturer's manual
Brother Designio Series DZ820E embroidery machine  Brother Designio Series DZ820E embroidery machine

Silhouette Cameo electronic vinyl/paper cutting machine  Silhouette Cameo electronic vinyl/paper cutting machine

  • Does not require orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: Max cutting area 12” x 24” / Materials include vinyl, cardstock, photo paper
  • Compatible software: Silhouette Studio
  • Resources: Manufacturer's manual
Arduino Uno  Programmable electronics (Arduinos and Raspberry Pis) 

  • Does not require orientation
  • Availability: First come, first served
  • Specs: Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, various electronics parts, start-up kits and books
Axidraw drawing plotter  Axidraw drawing plotter
  • Does not require orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: Max drawing size 9”x12”
  • Compatible software: Inkscape
  • Resources: Manufacturer's manual