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Over the first few years of the Co-Lab Studio, we provided great resources and support through our single location at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC). But Duke is a large campus, one spot for work just wasn’t enough. In recent years we’ve added two new locations on East and Central Campuses. Maybe three labs will be enough.

The Co-Lab Studio in the Telcom Building

The Co-Lab Studio is located in the Technology Engagement Center on the first floor of the Telcom Building, West Campus. Completely renovated in the summer of 2016 to house the Co-Lab as well as a variety of other IT services, including TEC VR.

Duke University Maps view of Telcom Building


Ruby Makerspace

The Ruby Makerspace is located in the back of the Rubenstein Arts Center and purpose built to give arts minded students access to tools that would accelerate their creative works.

Duke University Maps view of the Rubenstein Arts Center


Lilly Library

The makerspace located in historic Lilly Library is near the front door on the first floor. This fabrication outpost supports a variety of small tools and fifteen 3D printers. 3D scanning is also available in this space through the front-desk checkout program.

Duke University Maps view of Lilly Library

Staffed Hours

Co-Lab Studio operations during Spring 2021 semester will be reduced, due to Covid-19 protocols, and begin on the first day of class 1/20/21; however, if you came to see us in Fall 2020, there will be no major changes to what you saw at that time. The Co-Lab Studio at the TEC (West Campus) will be staffed noon-6pm for general use as well as use of equipment in The Garage (laser cutters, water jet, CNC mill and router). Users may pick up 3D prints or access other light tools in our main studio area at the TEC 24/7. The Co-Lab Studio at the Rubenstein Arts Center will be staffed noon-5pm for general use as well as use of laser cutter and CNC router. General, unstaffed use of the Rubenstein lab is additionally available subject to building open hours. The Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library will be available for users to visit for quick pick up of completed 3D prints only, subject to building hours. Patrons must abide by all considerations in the Duke Compact while making use of our labs, including mask wearing, social distancing, and abiding by maximum occupancy rules as outlined in signage and by staff.

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