Meet the Maker and Sponsor: Illinois MakerLab

The Illinois MakerLab is the world’s first Business School 3D Printing Lab.  We are very proud to have them as both a maker and a financial sponsor of the Mini Maker Faire this year.

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At this year’s fair they will demonstrate some of the very cool projects created by their students using their 3D printers. Their exhibit will allow visitors to select a design from a list of models and create a 3d print right there at the faire. They also mentioned we may get to see a student project from their lab integrating 3d printing and electronics.

Now that's a 3D printer lab

Now that’s a 3D printer lab

We’re very happy to see how the maker movement is spreading into schools and very thankful for the Illinois Makerlab’s support. It seems like a great addition to the school. As they would say:

Our objective is to provide University of Illinois faculty and students with the knowledge and resources to be at the forefront of the emerging maker movement. We do this by teaching users how to design, manufacture, and market physical objects. 3D printing (and the emerging Maker Movement) provides a means of democratizing innovation by empowering individuals with the know-how and tools to manufacture the objects they consume. Thus, this technology has important implications for many facets of business, including manufacturing, distribution, retailing, and consumer behavior.

Learn more about the lab here:

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