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MakerLab: Getting Started

Guide to resources for the Northwestern Libraries' MakerLab.

Updates to Summer Library Services

The MakerLab located at Mudd Science and Engineering Library will not be re-opening for the 2021 Summer Quarter.

 

If you have questions to this specific resource contact, Ted Quiballo, tquiballo@northwestern.edu.

 

Available Software

The Library provides some software for 3D Modeling. These programs are available on Mudd Library computers:

  • Simplify3D (on Mudd Library computers)
  • SketchUp Pro 2017 (20 concurrent users)
  • MakerBot Print 
  • MeshLab
  • MeshMixer
  • Solidworks

Please see our Resources page for links to tutorials and other online guides to 3D printing, scanning, and modeling.

Mudd MakerLab

A consultation is recommended before using the MakerLab independently. Complete the consultation form to submit your project details. If you would like to submit a 3D Printing Project for library staff to print, use the 3D Printing Project Request form.

MakerLab Consult Request

3D Printing Project Request

3D Printers

2 – MakerBot Replicator+


User Guide: https://www.makerbot.com/img/replicator/Replicator+_User_Manual.pdf
More info: https://www.makerbot.com/replicator/

Build Volume: 29.5 L X 19.5 W X 16.5 H CM [11.6 X 7.6 X 6.5 IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ

1 – MakerBot Replicator Z18

More info: https://www.makerbot.com/replicator-z18/

Build Volume: 30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H CM [11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ

Instructional Technologies Librarian

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Ted Quiballo
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Computer Science | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics | Physics & Astronomy
For there is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it, If only we are brave enough to be it. ~ Amanda Gorman
Contact:
Mudd Library, Office 2167
2233 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Office: (847) 467-1090
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