Specialty 3D Printing Filaments

Your 3D printed objects do not have to be limited to using ABS (LEGO plastic) or PLA (corn starch based) filaments. We also have specialty filaments available in bronze, stainless steel, magnetic, conductive, wood, bamboo, laybrick (stone), t-glase (moderate reflectivity) and PCTPE (flexible).  Pictured here is a stylus printed from conductive filament and it actually works!  So why not experiment with a different type of filaments for your next 3D print job.

Let the Button Maker help get your message out.

Today in the Makers Lab, the San Francisco Health Investigators, a group of high school interns led by Dr. Ben Koo and Dr. Jenna Bernard from the Science & Health Education Partnership, proto-typed buttons for their health messaging campaign. The students designed buttons on topics such as Zika Virus, the importance of immunization, and birth defects prevention to raise awareness about current health issues in their communities. They had blast!

UCSF Makers Lab Visits Noisebridge

The Noisebridge lab

UCSF Library makers went on a field trip to the Noisebridge makerspace last week, and to say we had a good time is an understatement! What is Noisebridge? It is a community hackerspace/makerspace in San Francisco’s Mission District and is an educational non-profit. When you first walk in to Noisebridge, it may look a little different than the UCSF Makers Lab, but there are also many similarities. I personally found the open working spaces and … Read more

The New Way to Reserve Equipment

equipment to borrow

At long last, our equipment reservation calendar is online and available to users. The days of emailing or calling Tech Commons staff to check on equipment availability are over (we know, we’ll miss it too)! With just a few clicks, you can view an online calendar, and then reserve equipment for pick up in our CL240 lab. Our reservation policies remain the same, though you will no longer be required to sign a paper form … Read more