Tools & Spaces

The best resource in the Make Space are the student tool mentors.

[Updated: 12-1-23]

The Make Space at Lassonde Studios is an open area with tools and other resources for all university students to work on any type of projects. Limited material is provided for free for use on our machines. Below is a non-exhaustive list of our tools. Note that this may change without warning.

Tool Mentors

Your greatest resource in the make space are the tool mentors. Ask them for help with anything from setting up your 3D print, finding a tool, or how to use the laser cutter. If you want to
make a project but don’t know how or what tools to use, they can help with that too!


The shop contains a variety of tools for wood and metal projects. To be approved for access, students must complete the mandatory safety training and must have personal medical insurance.


  • Band Saw
  • Biscuit Cutter
  • Carbide Desktop CNC (Special Training Needed
  • Chisels
  • Cord/Cordless Drills
  • Dremel
  • Drill Press
  • Earplugs
  • Electric Hand Planer
  • Hand Planers
  • Handheld Belt Sander
  • Impact Driver
  • Jigsaw
  • Jointer
  • Miter Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Orbital Sander
  • Planer
  • Plunge Router
  • Scroll Saw
  • Spindle Sander
  • Staple Gun
  • Table Saw
  • Variable Speed Router
  • Wood glue


  • Angle Grinder
  • Bench Grinder
  • Metal Band Saw
  • MIG Welder
  • Nibbler
  • Pipe Bender
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Sawzall

Prototyping Room

Rapid prototyping is something that allows all students of different backgrounds to physically create their products and ideas. Come talk with our tool mentors to set up your 3-D print!

  • 3-D Printers
  • Laser Cutter
  • Vacuum Former

Printer Room

Our printer room includes a large-format printer and a vinyl cutter. Print a diagram of your new invention, cut some fresh stickers for your laptop, or whatever you want!

  • Cutting tools
  • Large-format printer
  • Vinyl cutter

Tool Room

Hand tools, electrical equipment, sewing tools, and much more is located here. Tool mentors are available to help find and use tools

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Arduinos and Related Components
  • Bike Repair Bench
  • Bike Tool Stand
  • Bread Boards
  • Clamps
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cutting mats
  • Earplugs
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Files
  • Gloves
  • Glue
  • Glue Guns
  • Hammers
  • Heat Gun
  • Heat-Shrink Tubing
  • Helping Hands
  • Hot Knife
  • I-Fixit Kit
  • Iron
  • Multi-Meters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Cutters
  • Pliers
  • Power Supplies
  • Respiratory Masks
  • Safety Glasses
  • Sand Paper
  • Scissors
  • Sensors for Smart Products
  • Sewing Machines
  • Soldering Stations
  • Staple Guns
  • Tap and Die Set
  • Tape
  • Vices
  • And More! (Ask the Make tool mentors about other tools and updates to this list.)

Front Desk Tool Checkout

Some tools are available to checkout at the front desk on the first floor of Lassonde Studios. To check out equipment, tell the front desk attendant what you want to checkout, and they will record your UCard information. See front desk tool inventory here.


The Make Space uses the following software for certain tools, which is either free or available for free for students through the Office of Software Licensing. Knowledge of this software is not a prerequisite to use the tools, so ask the tool mentors for help!

  • Adobe Illustrator for use with laser cutter
  • Ultimaker Cura for use with 3D printers
  • Fusion360 for use with the desktop CNC
  • See more on the Office of Software Licensing website: