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Makerspace and Multimedia Production Studios Open in Lied Library

From podcasting to prototyping, resource center lets students craft and create for class or fun.

Inside the Makerspace and Multimedia Production Studio

by Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services

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The Makerspace inside UNLV's Lied Library is a multidisciplinary space dedicated to exploration supported by both emerging technology and traditional equipment. 
two student using 3D printer
UNLV's Makerspace includes a 3D printing lab with seven printers available on a first-come, first-served basis. Student consultants are available to assist with designing and planning for projects.
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For more traditional crafters, a Fabrics Bernina 740 sewing machine is available. Fabric must be approved by staff. Thread and bobbins are for sale in the Makerspace. 
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Making and Innovation Specialist RC Wonderly (on right) helps a student with Universal VersaLASER VLS6.60 laser cutter. It can be used for cutting or etching a variety of materials, including plywood, plexiglas, cardboard, matboard, and paper.
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The video production studio is a space designed for recording presentations, dramatic scenes, interviews, and other video content. The room includes the use of a camera, green screen, gray backdrop, large monitor, and computer workstation for presentations and retrieving files.
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Two group recording spaces are designed for recording podcasts, interviews, and other spoken work, as well as group video editing. These rooms include two microphones and a computer workstation with recording and editing software.

“We are proud to offer these incredible tools and resources in a space that helps our students and faculty unleash their potential,” said Chris Heavey, interim executive vice president and provost.

Under the direction of RC Wonderly and staffed by students, the Makerspace is designed to facilitate active learning, prototyping, tinkering, and community-driven or self-directed projects. Upon completion of a mandatory orientation session, users will have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, sewing, and prototyping materials. 

The new spaces also include four audio production studios and a video production studio. The audio production studios can be used to record podcasts, interviews, and music performances, while the video production studio provides an all-in-one space for recording performances, presentations, interviews, and much more. These studios, designed to support learners and researchers at every level of experience, are managed by Leah Howd, design lab specialist.


Makerspace and Multimedia Production Center


Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.

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