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BeAM spaces will be closed from Saturday, August 8th to Monday, August 17th.

BeAM Logo: Be a Maker

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

BeAM’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) mission is to provide makerspaces where the Carolina community can enter at any experience level to create. Diversity and inclusion are our core values: we are committed to welcoming users by creating an accessible environment where all are excited and encouraged to make. We foster inclusion by proactively responding to maker needs and cultivating a space where users feel purpose and kinship. BeAM celebrates all backgrounds and provides resources and opportunities for makers to solve real world problems.

We aim to make everyone feel empowered to reach their full making potential - if you’re interested in making, you belong at BeAM.

Hours Locations Trainings News

What do you want to use?

3d printing
Basic tools
Laser cutter
Metal shop
Vinyl cutter
Wood shop

Summer Makerspace Hours

BeAM is currently operating under altered guidelines due to COVID-19. Murray Makerspace is the only makerspace operating at this time, and our open hours are restricted for researchers, people making sewn face coverings, and making items for peaceful demonstrations/protests. Recreational projects will not be supported. Anyone planning to enter the Murray makerspace must abide by the rules outlined here.


Upcoming Trainings

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Our Staff

Anna Engelke
Anna Engelke

Education Program Manager
D.J. Fedor
D.J. Fedor

Traditional Fabrication Specialist
Kyle Glochick
Kyle Glochick

Administrative Coordinator
Kenny Langley
Kenny Langley

BeAM Director
Tricia Maloney
Drew Robertson

Digital Fabrication Specialist

Research and Course Support



Support for integrating design and making into your courses


Prototyping and Research

Support in using BeAM’s tools for research

What’s Happening at BeAM

BeAM makes face shields for health care workers

APS and BeAM Join KEEN, an Engineering Network

Makerspaces Connect, Collaborate on COVID-19

Joining forces on face shields

Fire up the engine

MakNet Sewing Workshops

TreeCycle and BeAM

BeAM @ ShopBot