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

Reserve an Equipment

To assist with your project, we allow you to reserve time to use the equipment.

Start building

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.

Hours

Closed for Summer
May 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
We're currently closed.
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
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact Us

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

Call Us

619-594-1996

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Location

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

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Facilities

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

Learn

Coloring 3D Printed Objects

Adding Color A comparison of coloring 3D printed objects Pro: Easy to apply Con: Paint coverage How many coats is applied? Two coats of acrylic paint. Pro: Little shine Fix the paint coverage from the acrylic Con: Long process How many coats is applied? Two coats of acrylic paint and one coat with acrylic crystal […]

Skateboard rack

Skateboard Rack

by Doug Brantley, 2015 Materials Wood Processes Design Goals Challenges  

Layer Height

Definition The 3D printers in build IT create 3D objects by depositing layers of material incrementally to build a 3D object. The thickness of each layer of deposited material is called the ‘layer height’.For Fused Deposition Modeling, or FDM, printers like the ones in build IT, one variable that affects the final quality of a […]

Plastic Google Cardboard

by Joey Casabar, 2014 Materials Plastic Processes 3D modeling, 3D printing Design Goals To design a more sanitary and sturdy Google Cardboard Challenges The original Google Cardboard design changed. Finding suppliers of the lens.

Fall 2015 3D Printing Workshop

Missed the 3D printing workshops? Well, we missed you too. Here’s the presentation from the session. http://prezi.com/ufcmowve6dd_/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy  

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 […]

TinkerCAD example

3D Models

3D Models 3D models are important for 3D printing. Before you can print something, you need to have the .stl file of what you want to print. How to get a .stl file CREATE YOUR OWN .STL FILE WITH 3D MODELING SOFTWARE Save your model as an .stl file! Solidworks Software specifically used by the […]

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 […]

3D Printing Do’s and Don’t’s for BuildIT

Before We Begin Understanding 3D PrintingFor an object to be 3D print well, it is best if it is designed specifically for 3D printing. 3D models can be created as very intricate shapes, but it is important to keep in mind the limitations of the machines that will be used to realize the object, and […]