Join us in build IT Flex

Even though our space is closed, you can still join our maker community online!

More details here

build IT Events and Availability

Upcoming Events

  1. build IT Game Nights

    September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. build IT Happy Hour

    October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. build IT Game Nights

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. build IT Happy Hour

    November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. build IT Game Nights

    November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Physical space closed, find us online during the hours below:
August 12, 2020 - December 31, 2020
We're currently closed.
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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.

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

Start building

Contact Us

Email us at
or call us at 619-594-1996

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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


Upgraded Ramen

Cup Noodles (spicy flavors go great with the eggs, corn and cheese) Egg Canned Corn or cooked corn Shredded cheese of choice (optional) Green onions

Pickles & Mustard

salt + vinegar + salt Spicy Brown Mustard (was used in this video) choose your preferred mustard Dill pickles or not, if you have another type available doesn’t necessarily have to be slices

Avocado Cherry Tomato Salad

Find the full recipe here: 4 firm-ripe California Hass avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into chunks 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved crosswise 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 1/4 cup Lime Vinaigrette (recipe below) Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper Lime Vinaigrette Juice of 2 to 3 limes, (about 1/4 cup) […]

DIY Jumbo Chalk

For the mold: Toilet paper roll Parchment paper Tape Scissors For the chalk: Cornstarch Water Dye

Natural Dyes

Dye-able material 4-5 Avocados Spinach Water Vinegar

DIY Board Games

Cardboard (Thicker cardboard is better for the board, thinner is better for game pieces and dice) Markers/Decorating supplies Scissors Tape

Hedgehog Stuffed Animal

Scrap fabric/old T-shirt Scissors Pencil Old pillow/pillow stuffing Sharpie/ fabric marker/ buttons

Peanut Butter Oreos

Serving Size: As many as you want, just try to not make yourself sick. They can be a bit heavy Calories: Who cares? These are delicious and worth every A jar of Peanut Butter Oreos (any work but I prefer double stuffed)

Paper Project Ideas

Video made by Elise Serrano. The best part of these projects is that all you need is paper! Detailed instructions can be found here: Origami Stars-… Origami Wall Decoration-… Pinata-