facilities

Making crosses disciplinary boundaries
and champions the teamwork necessary for
ambitious and complex projects.

Facilities

BeAM currently offers makerspace sites in Murray Hall, Hanes Art Center, and Kenan Science Library. Each space has a variety of tools and services to accommodate a range of users.

Facilities Information

Murray Hall

MakerSpace

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

Location

Our Murray Hall location is on the 1st floor with entrance from the courtyard.

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Hours

MO - FR 12:00p - 08:00p,
SA & SU 12:00p - 05:00p
Hours subject to change.

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.

Tools and Capabilities

General

  • Belt/disc sander
  • Band Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Drill Press
  • Hand Tools
  • Tee shirt press

Woodworking

  • Chop/miter saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Track Saw
  • Jig saw
  • Circular saw
  • Reciprocating Saw

Electronics

  • Soldering irons
  • Power supplies
  • Mulitmeters
  • Arduino Kits

Digital Fabrication

  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Vinyl cutter
  • ShopBot

Hanes Art Center

MakerSpace

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

Location

Room 09 in the basement of the Hanes Art Center

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Hours

MO - FR 12:00p - 08:00p,
SA & SU 12:00p - 05:00p
Hours subject to change.

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.

Tools and Capabilities

General

  • Belt/disc sander
  • Band saw
  • Drill press
  • Electric drills
  • Hand tools
  • Tee shirt press

Woodworking

  • Chop/miter saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Track saw
  • Jig saw
  • Circular saw
  • Reciprocating saw

Electronics

  • Soldering irons
  • Power supplies
  • Multimeters
  • Arduino kits

Digital Fabrication

  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Vinyl cutter
  • ShopBot PRSAlpha 9660 CNC
  • Router table

Kenan Science Library

MakerSpace

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

Location

The makerspace is located on the ground floor of Venable Hall in room G301.

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Hours

The Kenan Science Library Makerspace is open whenever Kenan Science Library is open.

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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!

Tools and Capabilities

General

  • Design & Modeling Supplies
  • Finishing Tools
  • Maker Books
  • Sewing Machines

Electronics

  • Soldering Station
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Little Bits
  • MakeyMakey

Digital Fabrication

  • 3D Printers
  • 3D Scanners
  • 3D Design Software

Reservable Spaces

  • Co-Working One
  • Co-Working Two
  • Huddle Brainstorming Space
  • Meeting Rooms