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

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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

  1. build IT orientation

    October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  2. build IT orientation

    November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  3. build IT orientation

    November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. build IT orientation

    November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  5. build IT orientation

    December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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

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Coloring 3D Printed Objects

Adding Color A comparison of coloring 3D printed objects Natural PLA Red PLA White PLA How to color what’s 3D printed in build IT Acrylic Paint Painted with Sax True Flow acrylic paint in Fire Red Pro: Easy to apply Con: Paint coverage How many coats is applied? Two coats of acrylic paint. Acrylic Paint […]

Raft on Makerbot

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 […]

Tolerance

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 […]

Fall 2015 3D Printing Workshop

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  

supports print

Supports

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 […]