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Welcome to the Design and Build Lab's Knowledgebase!

The Design and Build Lab - also known as DaBL - is a digital fabrication / rapid prototyping / experimentation facility located in the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building. Its purpose is to empower and inspire students, staff, and faculty to create things to solve problems.

There is a team of students ready to help you realize your idea!

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is easy. There are only two steps:

  1. Attend an in-person Welcome to the Lab session, where you will go over the Safety in DaBL.
  2. Complete and submit a Safety Waiver. Everyone (faculty, staff, and students alike) staying in DaBL for more than a tour must sign a Safety Waiver; you will be given one during the Welcome to the Lab session.

How do I learn how to design and build?

There are three pillars of knowledge that will help you in your quest:

  1. Creative and Technical Specialists, who help you realize your ideas
  2. Workshops of two flavors:
    1. Tutorials, which give you an introduction to CAD principles
    2. Certifications, which are an introduction to CAM principles as well as safety training on a particular machine.
  3. This knowledgebase, which is a repository of all things Design and Build.

Knowledgebase resources

There's lots of exciting stuff to learn. To get started, schedule yourself for a Workshop and start learning!

Educational sessions

Prototyping resources

Computer-Numeric-Controlled prototyping machines

Frequently Asked Questions