Experience the MakerLab, where you can learn, explore, discover, and create in ways that foster imagination and creativity and solve real-world problems.
The MakerLab includes the first MakerBot Innovation Center in the west – an array of 21 MakerBot 3D printers – plus materials, tools, and electronics for you to explore your creativity. The MakerLab was funded in part by the Arizona State Library through a Library Services and Technology Act grant award administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
About the MakerLab
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Accessing the MakerLab Accordion Open
The MakerLab is open to NAU and CCC students, faculty, and staff as well as the public during library hours. The MakerLab Help Desk is staffed by student specialists and has limited hours of operation. Anyone can make an appointment for an in-depth MakerLab consultation about technology or services we offer. After 9pm, use of the library is limited to the NAU and CCC communities.
Users under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have an Assumption of Risk – Minors form on file, signed by a parent or guardian.
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The primary purpose of the MakerLab is to provide an open, publicly-accessible space for making-related activities. As such, we do not reserve the MakerLab for exclusive use by a particular group. Groups are welcome to hold events in the MakerLab, but the room will remain open for others to use as well. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a limited, case-by-case basis for events that directly support the mission and purpose of the MakerLab.
If you would like to hold a program or event in the MakerLab and would like to have it listed in the Upcoming Events section of the library website, please complete our Programming Request Form to discuss your needs with library staff.
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MakerLab equipment, including 3D printers, scanners, and other items, may only be used for lawful purposes. No one is permitted to create material or engage in conduct that is:
- Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Prohibited by Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) or NAU policy, including but not limited to:
- NAU Weapons Policy. You may request an exception to the NAU Weapons Policy. Library staff will not print objects that are considered weapons without an approved exception. If you have an approved exception, please contact the library at 928-523-6820 to arrange to have your item printed.
- Network Acceptable Use Policy
- NAU Student Handbook
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, you cannot reproduce material subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a printing/copying /scanning order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.
- For primarily commercial purposes. Cline Library is prohibited by ABOR policy 1-105 and Arizona Revised Statute 41-2752 from competing with private enterprise.
The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print/scan request.
The library cannot guarantee model quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs. Users are responsible for removing rafts and supports.
Items must be picked up by the individual who submitted them using valid ID. Items must be paid for before or at time of pickup. Items must be picked up within 30 days of printing.
Information for Faculty & Staff Accordion Closed
The MakerLab is committed to assisting NAU and CCC faculty and staff by supporting maker-related assignments and by providing MakerLab orientations, workshops, and programming. If you would like to partner with the MakerLab on a program for your class or organization, please complete our Programming Request Form to discuss your needs with library staff.
Additionally, faculty and staff can request to use speedchart numbers toward 3D print requests. Use our 3D Printing Allotment Request form to add your class, club, or department. Visit our FAQ for a step-by-step guide for instructions.
In general, 3D print jobs are processed in the they are order received. During periods of heavy use (such as Reading and Finals Weeks), class assignments and other items being printed for academic purposes will be prioritized over non-academic jobs. Please be mindful of due dates and be sure to give students enough time to complete their print request. If there are problems with a model, it may take multiple days before the print can be completed.
Students will need to show a valid photo ID when they come to pick up their 3D print. We do not allow faculty to pick up 3D prints on behalf of students.
Faculty and staff can view their allotment accounts and users eligible to use their speedchart number by visiting My Allotment Account.