The BeAM Community

BeAM@CAROLINA is a network of makerspaces where any UNC student, staff, or faculty member can join the UNC maker community in the design and creation of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship, and recreation. Makers can participate in open studios, training sessions, workshops, hosted classes, and group activities. Enjoy spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting, along with areas dedicated to sewing and woodworking.

What’s Happening at BeAM

MAKE YOUR MARK AT BEAM

FUNDAMENTAL INNOVATION

A NATURAL FIT

Turbine Power!

Telescope Project

Academic Course Work

Maker in Residence

3D Printing

Collaborate

Collaborate

Engage with the growing maker movement on UNC’s campus, and make new friends from different backgrounds and disciplines. Need a fresh perspective or expert eye on your project? Connect with other makers who are happy to help, share, or teach you new skills.

Create

Create

Be part of a vibrant community of makers as you tinker, design, and build in highly collaborative environments. From 3D printers to laser cutters to sewing, we’ve got the tools you need to prototype new ideas and turn your designs into tangible objects.

Research

Research

Achieve your research goals with BeAM’s state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We can help you with your research projects, whether that’s iterating on studio art techniques, building instruments for scientific experiments, or prototyping entrepreneurial inventions.

Learn

Learn

Discover new tools and develop your skills with our free training workshops. Get on-site support in 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, vinyl cutting, woodworking, and more. Work with BeAM staff to integrate the makerspace into your course curriculum or course projects.