How to get access?

The equipment and tools are available for anyone with a valid RedID number.

Attend an Orientation Session

To ensure a safe and clean environment, it is required that everyone attend an orientation session.

Get oriented

Training Session

Some of the equipment like the 3D printers and CNC machines requires additional training.

Schedule a session

Equipment

Equipment is available on a first come first serve basis. See our availability in the link below.

Start building

News & Events

halloween

Halloween Party 2022

It’s time to celebrate that holiday that truly brings out the most creative nature in each of us, HALLOWEEN! The build IT makerspace is throwing a Halloween Pizza Party! WHEN: Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm WHERE: build IT makerspace, LL 260 WHAT: Wear your best costume and get pizza! We’ll […]

pumpkins

3D Printed Pumpkin

Did you know that the build IT makerspace in the SDSU Library offers a free 3D print service? Students, Faculty, and Staff of SDSU can request that the makerspace 3D print a part for them. It’s free for everyone with a 3-hour print duration weekly limit. All you need to do is upload a file […]

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Mug Cake

Ingredients Flour Canola Oil (or Melted Butter) Sugar Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Baking Powder Milk Vanilla Extract Chocolate Chips

build IT Game Nights

Join our Discord server by following this link: https://discord.gg/RrdxHSv. When you enter Discord, familiarize yourself with the server guidelines in the #rules channel and assign yourself a role by reacting to the welcome message in the #welcome channel. Then, hop on the #Game Nights voice channel with your fellow builders!

Indoor Garden

Water Glass containers 3 in green onions Garlic Cloves

Churro Popcorn

Popcorn Cinnamon Sugar (optional) (If you already have cinnamon sugar, that works too) Bowl

Join us as a Master Builder

Stay on-campus and gain value internship experience with little time commitment

*Being a Master Builder is not required to use the makerspace. build IT is freely available to everyone with an SDSUid.

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Become a Master Builder

No skills or experience is required. Just a willingness to volunteer 3 hours per a week

Complete our Interest Form

Master Builders...

  • have a love for technology
  • like to make
  • enjoy exploring new uses of materials & equipment
  • excel at problem-solving, learning, and teamwork
  • like to share and learn from others

In return for volunteering 3 hours per a week, Master Builders get:

  • after-hours access to build IT and its resources
  • A voice in the decision process for new resources added to the space
  • Be the first to get their hands on the latest acquired resources
  • Gain teaching experience from training others and participating in the build IT events
  • Be part of a creative, digital fabrication-focused community

Location

build IT is on the 2nd Floor of Love Library in LL-260.

San Diego State University Library
5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA, 92182-8050

Hours

We're currently closed.

Closed

Closed for Winter Break December 19, 2022 January 17, 2023
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact Us

Call Us

619-594-1996

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About

build IT @SDSU Library is a student-run makerspace designed to foster creativity and innovation. By providing an infrastructure for the DIY learning of technology, build IT assists anyone in their mission of bringing their ideas to life. The build IT space provides a physical location where anyone can gather to explore, build, and learn through sharing resources and knowledge, working on projects, and networking. With its central location in the SDSU Library, access to build IT is available to anyone on-campus regardless of their discipline or expertise.