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CEC Makerspaces: Rapid Prototyping Lab

The College of Engineering and Computing’s Rapid Prototyping Lab is a student-run makerspace designed to provide a platform to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and create a community of makers at UofSC. The Rapid Prototyping Lab will provide beyond the classroom experiences. From 3D printers to Arduinos to electronics, a plethora of equipment and technology is available for the CEC community to learn, create and innovate.

Unleash your creativity and innovation...

The Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL) is a part of the Makerspace Initiative, innovation studios with prototyping and collaboration capabilities. The Rapid Prototyping Lab will provide an opportunity for all CEC students to develop their prototyping talents through collaborative work. We also welcome student organizations to join the "Maker Movement" at UofSC.

The lab has additive manufacturing capabilities with state-of-the-art 3D printers and software for design and visualization. The electronics fabrication stations have a wide range of equipment from Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and more. RPL also has soldering and wire-cutting capabilities.

Hours and Location - Fall 2021

Weekday Hours: 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Weekend Hours: 1-6 p.m., Sunday

Swearingen Engineering Center, Room #1D25
301 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201


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