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I-Create Lab Hours

Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We are thrilled to announce I-Create as the new library MakerSpace name.

What is a MakerSpace?

Essentially it is a creative hub for students, faculty and staff. A space where everyone can come and work on anything, from personal objects to school projects. A collaborative place where we would like to encourage people to come together from different disciplines to work in partnership on projects.

Think of the space as an area of innovation, creativity and collaboration where you can create anything.

Your only limits are your imagination.

List of Equipment

Epilog Helix 24" x 18" 60watt Laser Cutter

ShopBot Desktop Max 36" x 24" CNC Router

Makerbot Replicator 3D printer

Brother Persona One Thread Embroidery Free Arm Machine

Brother 4138 Computerized Sewing Machine

3D Systems Sense 3D Scanner

Samson Microphone Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack

Behringer Podcast studio Bundle

Canon XA11 Camcorder

Bescor tripod

27" iMac Desktop

Arduino Kits

Raspberry Pi Kits

Wacom Tablet

Oculus Rift

Oculus Go

Waveform Function Generator

X-Tronic 5000 Series Model 5040-XTS

Oscilloscope

Programmable DC Power Supply

Roland TrueVis SG-540 Printer/Cutter (Coming Soon)

Cricut Maker (Coming Soon)

 

 

 

For more details and information please contact:

I-Create Lab at (361) 825-2311

I-Create Lab Coordinator

Sylvia Sanchez

sylvia.sanchez@tamucc.edu

(361) 825-2550

I-Create Lab Technician

David Jones

david.jones@tamucc.edu

(361) 825-2342

Library Technology Manager

Abel Cantu

abel.cantu@tamucc.edu

(361) 825-2348

 

 

FAQ's

How do I access the I-Create Lab?

The I-Create Lab is currently available for all current TAMUCC students, faculty, and staff and the community.  To enter the I-Create Lab and to use our equipment, you must remember to bring your SandDollar ID; we swipe this card before you begin using equipment so that we can better keep track of whose creations are whose.  You will also need either a credit card or money loaded onto your SandDollar ID to pay for the materials you use in the lab.  If you’ve lost your ID, please visit the SandDollar office to replace it.

Is the I-Create Lab available during the summer?

Yes.  You can view our current hours on our page. 

What equipment does the I-Create lab have to offer?

The I-Create Lab offers 3D printing, CNC router, laser engraving, embroidery, sewing, large format printer/vinyl cutter, soldering, and more. 

What is the cost to use the I-Create Lab?

There is a fee to use the 3D printers, the laser cutter, CNC router and the large format printer/vinyl cutter.  The amount is calculated based on the size and amount of time it will take to print/cut your job.

Where is the I-Create Lab located?

The I-Create Lab is located on the second floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.

What if I don not know how to use the equipment?

Don’t worry!  Stop in during our hours and speak with a lab staff member.  They will help you get started and moving in the right direction.

What file formats do I need?

For 3D printing, please bring in a .STL file.

For laser engraving, an Adobe Illustrator file is preferred, however, a .jpg, .png, or .pdf will work.

For all other equipment, usually a .jpg, .pdf, or .png will do.

I want to 3D print, but I am not sure where to start.  What programs can I design a file in?

We have Inventor and Fusion 360 on some of our computers in the I-Create Lab.  All this software can be used to design a file for 3D printing.  However, we recommend tinkercad.com for beginners.  Looking for a pre-made file?  Check out thingiverse.com

What type of materials can you 3D print?

Our 3D printers print using PLA filament.

Where can I purchase materials?

The filament for the 3D printers will be supplied by the I-Create Lab and you will pay a small fee that will be calculated using the amount of filament used to print your item, along with the length of time of your print.  For all other equipment usage, you must supply your own materials; i.e. wood, glassware, cardboard, mat board.  Also, please be aware that we do not laser cut vinyl or PVC.

How do I schedule a tour of the I-Create Lab?

We welcome tours.  To schedule a tour, please contact Sylvia Sanchez at sylvia.sanchez@tamucc.edu (361) 825-2550

Other questions, comments or concerns?  Tell us!

For further questions please contact Sylvia Sanchez at sylvia.sanchez@tamucc.edu (361) 825-2550 or David Jones at david.jones@tamucc.edu (361) 825-2342