Other Campus Resources

ECE Supply Center

The ECE Supply Center offers electronics parts, tools, stock materials, connectors, hardware, and thousands of other items to University of Illinois students, staff, and faculty. An online catalog of items is available here.

The Supply Center is located on the ground floor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (ECEB) in Room 1031.

ECE Electronics Services Shop

The ECE Electronics Services Shop provides PCB fabrication, equipment calibration, components, and other services to the undergraduate teaching labs and courses.

Illinois MakerLab

The Illinois MakerLab is a 3D printing lab run in association with the University of Illinois College of Business. It features 17 Ultimaker desktop 3D printers, 3D design software, and 3D scanning devices. In addition to the extensive resources, the lab offers training on all aspects of 3D design and manufaturing. Custom prototyping and design servics are available as well.

The MakerLab is located in Room 3030 of the Business Instructional Facility at the College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

MechSE Rapid Prototyping Lab

The purpose of the MechSE RP Lab is to allow students access to current manufacturing technologies in their course work, independent projects, and research.

Community Labs

Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open and collaborative workshop space for computer-driven innovation, design and fabrication. The Fab Lab offers many tools, resources, and workshops to all members of the community. Access is free, however materials are charged for at-cost.

The CU Community Fab Lab main location is on the south end of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, adjacent to the ACES library, across the street from the green houses.

MakerSpace Urbana

Makerspace Urbana, a working group of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, is dedicated to enabling the blend of arts, humanities, science and technology. Their mission is to provide an open community lab where people of diverse backgrounds can learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, and create. Sewing machines, 3D printers, oscilloscopes, hand tools, saws, belt sanders, and many other tools are available for members to use.

The Makerspace is located at 202 S. Broadway Ave in Urbana at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC).

External Links

MIT Media Lab

The Media Lab continues to check traditional disciplines at the door. Product designers, nanotechnologists, data-visualization experts, industry researchers, and pioneers of computer interfaces work side by side to invent—and reinvent—how humans experience, and can be aided by, technology.

Purdue BoilerMAKER Lab

The BoilerMAKER lab is a place where students can go to make their virtual designs real. This lab is available to all Purdue University students and teams.

Stanford create:space

The create:space is a collaborative maker space, open to the Stanford community.

Illinois Distributed Museum

THe Illinois Distributed Museum invites you to explore the history and current state of innovation at the University of Illinois.