How to get access?
The equipment and tools are available for anyone with a valid RedID number.
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.
- Closed for Spring Break
- April 1, 2019 - April 5, 2019
|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|
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 619-594-1996
build IT is on the 2nd Floor of Love Library in LL-260.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
by Doug Brantley, 2015 Materials Wood Processes Design Goals Challenges
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]