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Makerspace

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

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

Resources: Makerbot start-up guideManufacturer's manual

Raise3D N2+ Dual Extruder 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 Raise3D N2+
  • Specs: Build volume 12”W x 12”D x 24”H / PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon and other filaments / Highest resolution: 10 microns [0.0004 inches]
  • Compatible software: uses Raise3D’s ideaMaker

Resources: Manufacturer's manual

 

MakerBot Carbon Fiber Method X 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 MakerBot Method X
  • Specs: Build volume 6.0”W x 7.5”D x 7.75”H / PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, Carbon Fiber and other filaments / Highest resolution: 20 microns [0.0008 inches]
  • Compatible software: uses MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile

Resources: Manufacturer's manual

Prusa SL1S SPEED resin 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 Prusa SL1S
  • Specs: Build volume 5” x 3.15” x 5.9” / Multiple resin options / Highest resolution: 10 microns [0.0004 inches]
  • Compatible software: PrusaSlicer 

Resources: Manufacturer's manual

Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver  Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver 

Resources: Epilog Zing laser start-up guideManufacturer's manual

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

Juki TL-2010Q sewing machine

Juki TL-2010Q sewing machine

  • Requires orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: sewing speed control, 200 to 1500 stitches per minute / automatic tension control and adjustable stitch length / up to 6mm stitch length / work area of up to 23 inches (w/ auxiliary table attached)
Resources: Manufacturer's manual
Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist sewing machine  Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist sewing machine
  • Requires orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: 600 stitches / automatic tension control and stitch length / up to 7mm stitch width

Resources: Singer 9960 sewing machine start-up guideManufacturer's manual

Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine  Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine
  • Requires orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Specs: One-step buttonhole, large extension table, up to 6mm stitch width

Resources: Patchwork 7285Q video tutorials / Singer 7285Q manual

Juki Pearl Line MO-654DE 2/3/4 Thread Serger 

Juki Pearl Line MO-654DE 2/3/4 Thread Serger

  • Does not require orientation
  • First come, first served - check out the machine at The Workshop front desk
  • Has built-in rolled hemming and performs all the popular overlock and flatlock variations

Resources: Manufacturer's manual

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

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