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Makerspace

In compliance with safety measures set forth by VCU and VCU Libraries, the makerspace is closed to library patrons during the 2020-2021 academic year. There are no makerspace reservations or scheduled orientations during this time. However, you can submit 3D printer and laser cutter files and we will print or cut/engrave for you: please visit The Workshop's homepage for updates on what resources are or will be available, including how to submit your files.

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 [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
Arduino Uno [View Image] 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 [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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