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.

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build IT Events and Availability

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Hours

Closed
March 16, 2020 - May 15, 2020
We're currently closed.
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Contact Us

Email us at buildit.library@sdsu.edu
or call us at 619-594-1996

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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

Learn

Just Keep Patching

We can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you here at build IT! This series is dedicated to showcasing just some of the cool things you can make here. Like what you see in this video? You can do it too! Just make sure you come by for an orientation and a Brother SE600 […]

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ALA 2017

ALA 2017 Poster This is the companion website to the poster, “How to Leverage your Academic Makerspace to Help Advance Your Local Community,” presented at ALA Annual 2017, Chicago, IL SummaryBackground build IT is the makerspace of the SDSU Library. While it’s purpose is to provide access to technology to students, faculty, and staff, it […]

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Supports

There is a general rule of thumb for when parts need supports called the “45 degree rule.” It may be hard to think about the 45° Rule on a 3D model or object, so this section explains the concept, and the next section has an example. The image to the right shows a plane. The […]

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Solar System Bracelets

Every year, there is a week called Engineers Week. The idea is to get K-12 students interested in engineering ideas, classes, majors, and careers. Some companies get involved – hosting tours, giving presentations, or otherwise exposing students to STEM. This week comes from the idea that the earlier children are introduced to engineering, the more […]

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Finding Creative Content to Reuse

Reusing Creative Content Creative content such as lives in three realms of intellectual property rights protection.   Copyright (All Rights Reserved) is a form of intellectual property, applicable to certain forms of creative work.  It is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights […]

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Rafts

Before We Begin Necessary TerminologyExtruder – This is a part of a 3D printer. This is the part that heats up to nearly melt the material so that the material can be worked with. A motor pushes the material through the hot part and out of a nozzle at the end. Filament – This is […]

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Lightbox V1.1

Design Lightbox v1.1 was constructed similarly to our first lightbox, with some minor differences. Left: new lightbox, Right: original lightboxThe new lightbox is also constructed from foamboard, posterboard, and a semi-translucent material. The foam board was joined together with hot-melt adhesive (also known as hot glue) rather than duct tape. To reduce waste, the windows […]

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Coloring 3D Printed Objects

Adding Color A comparison of coloring 3D printed objects Natural PLA Red PLA White PLA How to color what’s 3D printed in build IT Acrylic Paint Painted with Sax True Flow acrylic paint in Fire Red Pro: Easy to apply Con: Paint coverage How many coats is applied? Two coats of acrylic paint. Acrylic Paint […]

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Materials for 3D Printing

ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. In the context of 3D printing, it is a plastic filament that comes on a spool. ABS is one of the two main printer filaments. ABS is the material that LEGO bricks have traditionally been made of. Print Temperature: 245° Celsius Bed Temperature: 100° Celsius, if the bed heats […]