About Us

The Spaces



Luddy Hall

Our 3,000-square-foot Intelligent Systems Engineering digital inquiry and fabrication space is situated in the new Luddy Hall, and is designed to conduct workshops, research, and teaching. The space includes CNC machines for both clean and dirty fabrication processes. Equipment includes large-format laser cutters; a CNC water jet cutter; FDM, SLA, SLS, and polyjet 3D printers; CNC mills, a plasma cutter, and a router. We also offer a broad range of hand and power tools for metals and wood fabrication processes, sewing machines that afford traditional craft processes used to integrate electronics with a variety of soft materials, and electronics assembly and testing equipment.

Location: Luddy Hall, Bloomington, IN 47404

Protolab

This 500-square-foot makerspace (slated for a May 2018 expansion to 1,200 square-feet) is situated in the Informatics East building and houses a laser cutter, a bank of FDM 3D printers, sewing machines, paper cutters, and other prototyping equipment for exploring human computer interaction with ubiquitous and pervasive technologies through prototype creation. The lab also includes a broad range of hand tools and equipment for electronics assembly and testing, as well as a library of hardware and software platforms such as Arduino, Lilypad Arduinos, and other kits that are readily available for loan.

Location: Informatics East, Bloomington, IN 47404

RedLab

This makerspace, situated in the CREST building (Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies), is an approximately 1,800-square-foot fabrication lab that includes CNC machines for dirty fabrication processes such as metal milling, plasma cutting, and wood routing. There is a clean space for electronics assembly with fabrication machines that include a large-format laser cutter, a bank of 3D printers, and a milling machine for processing circuit board designs. The fabrication lab also includes a broad range of hand and power tools, as well as sewing machines that afford traditional craft processes used to integrate electronics with a variety of soft materials.

Location: 420 N. Walnut Street 109, Bloomington, IN 47404

Teaching Labs

Intelligent Systems Engineering features two teaching labs that are equipped to conduct both lecture and prototyping activities so students can put theory into practice in real-time in the classroom. The teaching labs have equipment to engage in clean fabrication processes, which include large-format laser cutters, FDM and SLA 3D printers, and equipment for electronics fabrication, assembly, and testing.

Location: Luddy Hall, Bloomington, IN 47404

Teter Living Learning Center

Situated in the Teter Quadrangle Residence Hall, this makerspace serves the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering student residents. This facility provides students the opportunity to continue their prototyping activities within a dorm setting and is outfitted with a laser cutter, a small bank of FDM 3D printers, hand tools, and electronics assembly equipment.

Location: 501 N. Sunrise Dr., Bloomington, IN 47408

OpenLab

This digital fabrication space is situated at Smith Research Center, part of the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering. It is a 500-square-foot space designed to support faculty and graduate research efforts utilizing predominantly clean fabrication processes. Fabrication in this space is accomplished utilizing a large-format laser cutter, a bank of FDM and SLA 3D printers, a bench top CNC mill, assorted hand and small power tools, and equipment for electronics assembly and testing.

Location: 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47404

Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall

Intelligent Systems Engineering’s future facilities at MESH will consist of multiple research labs and a digital fabrication space to support the research efforts of faculty and graduate students.

  • Bio WetLabs
  • DroneLab
  • NanoLab
  • NanoTower

Location: 2425 N. Milo B Sampson Ln., Bloomington, IN 47408