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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.

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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.
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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.
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Staffed Hours

Co-Lab Studio operations during final weeks of Fall 2021 - first week of class Spring 2022:

Our studios are primarily staffed by student employees. As student availability drops off, our staffed hours are reduced to those that can be covered by our full time, non-student staffers. 

TEC Live Schedule

The Co-Lab Studio at the TEC (West Campus) will be staffed noon-4pm Monday-Friday for general and specialty equipment usage (laser cutters, water jet cutters, 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.

Ruby Live Schedule

The Co-Lab Studio at the Rubenstein Arts Center will be available for self service use of basic hand tools and for 3D print pickup during any time that the Rubenstein Art Center building is open. User may create a reservation for a staff member to assist with use of the ShopBot CNC routers at this location. 

Lilly Live Schedule

The Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library will be available for self service use of basic hand tools and for 3D print pickup during any hours that the Lilly library building is open. 
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.