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

BeAM @ ShopBop

Meet the Makers

A Carolina Blue spacecraft?

BeAM@Carolina Video

UNC MAKEATHON VIDEO

BeAM Makerspace Showcase

Of minds and makers

MAKE YOUR MARK AT BEAM

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.

BeAM Diversity and Inclusion

The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.