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.

Start building

Hours

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

build IT Equipment Availability

Learn

Vision Boards

Board (corkboard/paperboard/cardboard) Adhesives (tape, push pins, putt) Decoration (magazine cutouts, stickers, drawings, ornaments, written goals)

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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQf1… Origami Wall Decoration- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrCIZ… Pinata- https://tinyurl.com/ydg5kdq3 

coloring-electronics

build IT Coloring Pages

Missing build IT and all its wonderful creative activities. Well, the little robots have been working while the humans can’t coexist in the space. Add your own color to these pages to fill in the blank on what they’ve been up to.

RED and BLUE’s Stay at Home Ideas

build IT is all about promoting creativity. Just because we’re not currently open doesn’t mean that has to stop! Making your own stop motion video can be a fun way to spend your time. This video was made by student assistants Patrick Coh and Chris Potente working from home. Patrick created the animations and edited […]

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 […]

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

Call Us

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

Join us as a Master Builder

Stay on-campus and gain value internship experience with little time commitment

*Being a Master Builder is not required to use the makerspace. build IT is freely available to everyone with an SDSUid.

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Become a Master Builder

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

Complete our Interest Form

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

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