Unfortunately, not everyone has a waterjet or tube bender just lying around. Fortunately, Georgia Tech students dozens of high-tech (and low tech), top-of-the-line machinery at their disposal.

The Flowers Invention Studio

The crown jewel of Georgia Tech makerspaces, the Flowers Invention Studio, is open to all students for any academic or non-academic purpose. It intends to be a place to explore and develop unconventional, creative ideas in a supportive environment.

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A student uses a saw in the Invention Studio
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A student sets up a design on a computer to use with the laser cutter in the Invention Studio.
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A student works with electronics in the Invention Studio
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The AI Makerspace

Using an approach unlike any other in higher education, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has created a digital sandbox for students to understand and use artificial intelligence in the classroom.

The AI Makerspace is a supercomputer hub that gives students access to computing resources typically available only to researchers or tech companies. It means hands-on experience for our students, deepening their skills and preparing them to be the new generation of AI professionals. The initiative is in collaboration with NVIDIA, one of the country’s largest suppliers of AI hardware and software.

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The Yang Aero Maker Space

The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering created the Yang Aero Maker Space as a place for aerospace engineering majors to come and work on projects for class or competitions. The studio includes prototyping, woodworking, metal, and composite shops.

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A wide shot of the Aero Maker Space with students working at tables
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The BME Design Shop

Biomedical engineers are encouraged to visit the BME Design Shop for lessons and feedback from design instructors, as well as the tools to bring their innovations to life.

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The BME Design Shop provides 3D printers, lathes, mills and more for bioengineering students.
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The MILL

The Materials Innovation and Learning Laboratory (MILL) is an open access make-and-measure space sponsored by the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The MILL complements the Invention Studio by providing a way for students to test, measure, and create materials to use in other studios. It is stocked with five multi-material 3D printers, a benchtop electron microscope with elemental analysis, and mechanical testing equipment.

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Mark Losego with students in the MSE Maker Space the MILL
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Van Leer Interdisciplinary Design Commons (The Hive)

What used to be an auditorium on Georgia Tech’s campus is now the largest electronics-oriented student makerspace in the country. The Van Leer Interdisciplinary Design Commons (also called The Hive) is open to electrical and computer engineering students, as well as students from other majors.

Like other makerspaces on campus, this center offers students a hands-on learning environment where they can work together to solve technology design challenges.

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A student at a benchtop workstation
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Two students working in the IDC using a 3D printer
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Benchtop workstations in the IDC
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