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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. Orientations attended prior to March 2020 will need to be retaken due to changes and updates.

Makerbot Desktop Replicator 5th gen 3D printer [View Image] Makerbot Desktop Replicator 5th gen 3D printer
LulzBot TAZ5 3D printer [View Image] LulzBot TAZ5 3D printer

FormLabs Form 2 3D printer [View Image] 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 [View Image] Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter/engraver 

Inventables X-Carve 1000mm milling machine [View Image] 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 [View Image] Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist sewing machine

Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine [View Image] Singer 7285Q Sewing and Quilting Machine

Brother 1034D serger [View Image] 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 [View Image] Brother Designio Series DZ820E embroidery machine

Silhouette Cameo electronic vinyl/paper cutting machine [View Image] 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 [View Image] 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

We offer guided learning with workshop-style sessions, equipment demonstrations, one-on-one assistance, and online resources, as well as a knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you.

To schedule a consultation or ask a question, call (804) 827-3594 or e-mail theworkshop@vcu.edu. We look forward to working with you.

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