Events Calendar

We build community through hosting events and getting our friends together. Check out some of our upcoming events and get connected. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to our entire community. If you’d like to receive regular updates of newly added events, please follow us on social media or watch for our monthly email newsletters sent out to all registered makers. 

Maker Monday

Join us in the Innovation Foundry for this free, entry level workshop. In this session, participants will learn to use Adobe Illustrator software to design for our vinyl cutter. Bring your laptop w Adobe Illustrator installed to follow along. No prior experience is required.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
12:00-1:00pm

Strum Stick Workshop

Participants will build their own Strum Stick (dulcimer guitar), an easy-to-play three-string instrument, while learning to use our laser cutter, cnc router and woodworking tools. All participants will build their own Strum Stick and leave with a one-of-a-kind musical instrument to enjoy for years to come.

Registration info coming soon!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Maker Monday

Join us in the Innovation Foundry for this free, entry level workshop. In this session, participants will learn to use Adobe Illustrator software to design for our laser cutting tools. Bring your laptop w Adobe Illustrator installed to follow along. No prior experience is required.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
12:00-1:00pm

Bluetooth LED Lamp

Save the date, more info coming soon.

OCTOBER 5, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

HOMECOMING MAKE & TAKE

Save the date, more info coming soon.

OCTOBER 18, 2019
2:00-4:00pm

HOMECOMING OPEN HOUSE

We’re inviting all ACU students, faculty, staff and alumni (and families) to drop in and see what’s new in the Maker Lab. We’ll have FREE hands-on activities, tours and tool demonstrations, conversations and refreshments. There will be something to do and see for all ages, so we’re anticipating a fun mix of creative people. We know you’ll have a great time. 

OCTOBER 18, 2019
5:00-7:00pm

Maker Monday

Join us in the Innovation Foundry for this free, entry level workshop. In this session, participants will learn to use Adobe Illustrator software to design for our CNC router. Bring your laptop w Adobe Illustrator installed to follow along. No prior experience is required.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019
12:00-1:00pm

Wind Chimes Workshop

Save the date, more info coming soon.

NOVEMBER 2, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Christmas Make-A-Thon

We hope you’ll join us in the Maker Lab for a special kind of Christmas toy drive. The event is come and go from 10am to 2pm. We’ll have toys on hand that need to be adapted for children with special needs. Toys, tools and supplies will all be provided and we’ll have staff available to teach you how to adapt the toy. It will a fun way to be explore building circuits and learning how to solder. No prior experience is necessary. Bring your friends and family and make with a purpose this holiday season.

DECEMBER 7, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm

2020 ACU MAKER FEST

Maker Fest is a fun, family-friendly event open to all. This event will be held in the Maker Lab and Library Atrium and is open to EVERYONE. Admission is free, which includes many make-and-take activities, tool demonstrations and free refreshments. We’ll have a wide variety of makers showcasing their creations, including: electronics projects, adaptive devices, plywood furniture, laser creations, textiles and many, many hand-crafted pieces. You won’t want to miss seeing any of these inspiring projects. 

APRIL 16, 2020
4:00-7:00pm

Featured video of Chai Green, Maker Lab Training Specialist. This was from one of our Saturday workshops.