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WE AIM TO CULTIVATE AND EMPOWER
A UNC COMMUNITY AND CULTURE TO
IMAGINE, DESIGN, AND CREATE.

Beam@Carolina is a network of makerspaces where the UNC community can come together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. We offer open studios, training workshops, host classes and group activities in spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing as well as wood and metalworking shops. Click to learn more.

Create

Be part of a vibrant community of makers as they tinker, design and build in highly collaborative environments that provide the tools, training and support you need to turn ideas into real objects.

Learn

BeAM offers workshops and on-site support in 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics as well as woodworking and metalworking. For faculty, we support the integration of making into the classroom.

Research

Whether you are a student, staff member or faculty building instruments or artwork for your scholarly activities, or an entrepreneur prototyping a concept, at BeAM you can make your ideas real.

  • Murray Hall
  • Murray will be closed for special events and maintenance May 10th – May 16th.
    BeAM Summer I Hours beginning May 16th:
    Monday – Friday 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Hours subject to change without notice
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  • Hanes Art Center
  • Hanes will be open Wednesday and Thursday and closed May 12th – 16th.
    BeAM Summer I Hours beginning May 16th:
    Monday – Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Hours subject to change without notice
  • Details

Sample Makerspace Events
and Workshops

BeAM@Murray Hall

Our makerspace in Murray Hall is now open, and we invite you to visit. As the fall semester is continuing, we will add more and more events, tools, instruments, and activities for you to experience this fantastic space to its fullest. You can reach Charlie Cummings, our BeAM Program Manager, by emailing charlie@beam.unc.edu

Orientation

Please join us for an introductory half hour orientation session. We will be covering opening hours, safety protocols, access to the space, and other important subjects.

Advanced Training

Once you have taken our earlier training workshops, this workshop adds to your skills and abilities.

Basic Training

Learn the basics of using our facility in this two-hour workshop.

Introduction to the Sewing Machine

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to sewing machine safety and operation. No experience necessary.

BeAM@Hanes Art Center

During spring and fall semesters, we would love for you to drop by for one of our scheduled workshops or equipment training sessions. No registration necessary during semesters! You can reach Charlie Cummings, our BeAM Program Manager, by emailing charlie@beam.unc.edu

Basic Training

Learn the basics of using our facility in this two-hour workshop.

Advanced Training

Once you have taken our earlier training workshops, this workshop adds to your skills and abilities.

Laser Cutter

This workshop will give you the basics and intermediate skills needed to operate our laser cutters.

3D Printing

Join us for this two-hour workshop, focusing on using the Lulz 3D printer.

BeAM@Kenan Science Library

BeAM@Kenan Science Library offers access to 3D printing, 3D scanning, sewing, soldering, electronics, prototyping, group work space, design and modeling tools, and support for entrepreneurship. Please join us for our regular scheduled workshops or request a consultation by emailing kenanmakerspace@unc.edu

Design Thinking

Learn how to identify real needs and develop a solution to "Redesign the Gift-Giving Experience" in this partner-based workshop!

Intro to 3D Printing

Come learn about tools that will help bring your ideas to the physical world!

Arduino Workshops

Learn to use Arduino, an open-source electronics platform that makes creating interactive electronic projects easy and fun!