Out of an abundance of caution, the ACU Maker Lab will be closed until further notice. The health and well-being of everyone in our Maker Lab community remain our highest priority. Thank you for your understanding, for your patience and for being a part of our incredible community.

While we remain closed, we are still offering remote assistance via live chat and Zoom video conferencing. Whether you need assistance with software, want to talk through a project with someone, or have questions about tools or materials, please let us know how we can help.


We have an online registration system for many of our most popular tools. To make a reservation, click on the tool below and select the available date and time. During most of the semester, many of these tools book up several days in advance, so plan ahead when possible. Once a reservation is made you will receive an email notification and reminder email one hour prior to your scheduled start time. If you do not show up to your appointment within the first 15 minutes of your reservation, Maker Lab staff reserves the right to release your time to someone else.

Epilog Laser

Epilog MINI Laser

Boss Laser

Printing / Etching Press

Vinyl Cutter

ShopBot CNC Router

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

FormLabs Form2 3D Printer (A)

FormLabs Form2 3D Printer (B)

FormLabs Form2 3D Printer (C)

FormLabs Form2 3D Printer (D)

FormLabs Form2 3D Printer (E)


The Maker Lab classroom is a great place to gather your group to learn, discuss, meet and plan. We can host classes, student organizations, clubs and study groups. Our classroom has five tables with six chairs each, comfortably seating up to thirty people. We have additional seating available for fifteen more. We have electrical outlets available at each table and two large projector screens with inputs for HDMI and wireless access through Apple TV. This bright, spacious room is a vibrant location that will make any meeting more fun. To reserve this space for your next event, please contact Maker Lab Director, Darren Wilson, at

Abilene Christian University is an Adobe Creative Campus. ACU students, faculty and staff have full access to Adobe’s industry-leading creative tools for web, media and design, all free of charge.

In the Maker Lab, we use Adobe Illustrator to design for our laser cutting tools, cnc router and vinyl cutting tools. Designing in Illustrator is easy to get started, and the first step is downloading and installing Adobe Illustrator on your own device.

Adobe Illustrator is installed on all of the computers in the Maker Lab and visitors are welcome to come in any time and use these free resources for design work. Of course, if you need assistance, ask any of our Makers on Duty. We’re here to help.