A collection of 3D Printers are available for use, capable of printing objects up to 148×150×227mm. In addition, we also have a tall-format printer able to print tall objects up to 400mm. PLA plastic – a renewable and recyclable material – is used.
For electronics-based projects, a number of resources are available. Prototyping equipment, including bread boards and hook-up wires, allow for rapid assembly and testing of prototypes. A suite of soldering stations enables the production of final quality work.
A vast array of electronic boards and components are available from the Make Lab. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, sensors, screens, speakers, LEDs and many more can all be used both in the lab and booked out via the Smarthub self-service system. A range of other equipment is also present, including handheld 3D Scanners, a Pen Plotter, and Kinects for motion tracking.
Attached to the Make Lab is the VR Development Lab, a space dedicated to virtual reality. This bookable space provides access to both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, along with VR-spec PCs with Unity, Unreal Engine and associated software for VR development. Specialist technical support for all equipment and electronics is available from the lab throughout the week.