In 2018, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering opened a new 9,000-square-foot student makerspace in Boelter Hall. This new makerspace aims to be a place for students to use their imaginations, learn new skills, and work with each other to design, build, and create. Located on the first and second floors of Boelter Hall, the makerspace includes 12 3D printers; laser cutters; tools for light machining; circuit board printers; a reflow oven; electronics fabrication and test equipment; an embroidery machine; and a dedicated virtual reality system. Bioprinters and other wet lab tools are slated to be added in the future. The space is supervised by trained student staff members and is almost entirely student-programmed. Students are free to build personal projects and hold group activities such as workshops and hackathons. All of the makerspace's tools are available, free of charge, to all UCLA Engineering students.

For more information, please visit the Samueli Makerspace website.

Last updated
November 17, 2023