Master Builders

Master Builders help run build IT @SDSU Library by volunteering their time to lead other students in the use and maintenance of the space; and thus, ensuring that the resources remain available to all.

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

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



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

How to become a Master Builder

Complete the interest form

Let us know that you want to become a Master Builder

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Submit your availability schedule

Let us know when you can volunteer

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Attend an orientation session

Become safety certified and meet the Master Builder Group

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Start mastering your building skills

Now it's on you to start the learning


A sample of work done by build IT students

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- 


build IT Coloring Pages

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Solar System Bracelets

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Plastic Google Cardboard

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