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BeAM Logo: Be a Maker

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.

BeAM Summer 2020 COVID-19 Operations

BeAM’s Murray makerspace will be subdivided into seven, single occupancy equipment/work areas:

    • Electronics
    • 3D printer
    • Laser cutter
    • General tools/making
    • Textiles/sewing
    • Wood shop (must have buddy at doorway)
    • Sewing station #2


BeAM staff can be scheduled for remote consultations using Zoom.

BeAM’s open hours (listed below) are restricted for researchers, people making sewn face coverings, and making items for peaceful demonstrations/protests. Recreational projects will not be supported at this time. Anyone planning to enter the Murray makerspace must:

  • Already be trained in Orientation and for the specific tool needed/reserved
  • Reserve a specific space/tool using our online system – verify research project (coming soon)
  • Feel well, with no symptoms of any illness for the last 14 days
  • Wear a face mask/covering
  • Check themselves in using our swipe system
  • Wash hands after checking in
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines (min. 6’ distance from others at all times)
  • Follow best practices for hand and respiratory hygiene outlined by the CDC
  • Disinfect workstations after each session

Murray hours from June 1st to July 31st (subject to change):

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BeAM will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day.