The Lab provides the catalyst to build and foster a culture of peer-learning, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and mentoring and ensures access to technology and expertise to the community. Make+Think+Code will develop a diverse and inclusive community of students and professionals fluent in current and future technologies prepared to succeed and thrive in a networked world with ever-changing and ubiquitous technology. 

Make+Think+Code Calendar

  • Laser Cutter
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    Laser Cutter

    Please note that the laser cutter is for artistic projects only - no mass production or promotional materials.


    Laser Cutter Training:
    You must complete a laser cutter training (TECH170) before you may use the laser cutter.


    To Reserve the Laser Cutter:

    • The laser cutter can only be reserved during available appointment slots, see calendar for available slots (you must be logged into your PNCA email account to see available slots).
    • You can only reserve the laser cutter for one 1-hour slot a week.
    • Your appointment is only guaranteed after you receive an email confirmation about the reservation.
    • If you have specific projects that require more time to use the laser cutter, email mtc@pnca.edu with your project details and proposal for approval.
    • If you do not have a PNCA email address and need to make a laser cutter reservation, email mtc@pnca.edu


    Using the Laser Cutter:

    • You must come to your appointment with your files and materials ready for cutting.
    • You must clean and vacuum the laser cutter and surrounding station after your reservation so make sure to leave time in your reservation for clean up as there could be other reservations right before and after yours. 
    • You may only use approved materials and surfaces on the laser cutter.   Please review the list beforehand.
    • Details about the laser cutter can be found here
    • You will be responsible for any damage to the laser cutter that occurs as a result of your use.
    • Please complete the laser log when you use the laser cutter. 
    • Please send documentation of your project to mtc@pnca.edu - we'd love examples of interesting work using the laser cutter.  And tag us on social media if you share your project #makethinkcode
  • TAZ 3D Printer
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    TAZ 3D Printer

    Prints in ABS, PLA, and a number of experimental materials. Prints object up to 11.7 x 10.8 x 9.8 inches.


    You must be trained to use the 3D printers. 


    The 3D printers can only be reserved during available appointment slots, see calendar for available slots (you must be logged into your PNCA email account to see available slots).


    If you do not PNCA email address and need to make a 3D printer reservation, email mtc@pnca.edu.


    Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • Replicator Mini 3D Printer
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    Replicator Mini 3D Printer

    Prints in PLA and ABS plastic, up to 5 x 4 x 4 inches.

    You must be trained to use the 3D printers.

    The 3D printers can only be reserved during available appointment slots, see calendar for available slots (you must be logged into your PNCA email account to see available slots).

    If you do not PNCA email address and need to make a 3D printer reservation, email mtc@pnca.edu.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • Replicator 2X 3D Printer
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    Replicator 2X 3D Printer

    The Replicator 2X has two extruders and prints in ABS or PLA plastic. Build size is up to 9.7 x 6.4 x 6.1 inches.

    You must be trained to use the 3D printers.

    The 3D printers can only be reserved during available appointment slots, see calendar for available slots (you must be logged into your PNCA email account to see available slots).

    If you do not PNCA email address and need to make a 3D printer reservation, email mtc@pnca.edu.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • CNC Router
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    CNC Router

    You must be trained before using the CNC router. Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • Large Format Printer
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    Large Format Printer

    You must be trained to use the printers. Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • Vinyl Cutter
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    Vinyl Cutter

    You must be trained to use the vinyl cutter. 

    The vinyl cutter can only be reserved during available appointment slots, see calendar for available slots (you must be logged into your PNCA email account to see available slots).

    If you do not PNCA email address and need to make a vinyl cutter reservation, email mtc@pnca.edu.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • XY Plotter
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    XY Plotter

    Plots images based on vector files with extreme precision. Fountain pens and markers are available, but you can also bring your own writing implement to use.

    You must be trained to use the plotters. Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • Eggbot Plotter
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    Eggbot Plotter

    Plots images onto spherical or semi-spherical objects based on vector files. Sharpies and markers are available, but you can also bring your own writing implement to use.

    You must be trained to use the plotters. Contact mtc@pnca.edu for more information.

  • HTC Vives
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    HTC Vives

    You may reserve time on one of the two VR setups in room 217. The associated PC has Unity and SteamVR installed for VR development projects, as well as Tiltbrush and a number of other VR games and experiences.

    You must reserve time before using the Vive.

  • Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers
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    Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers

    The Oculus Rift and the reservable Vive run off the same computer. You can reserve time on that computer below.

    Reserve
  • Cintiq Drawing Tablets
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    Cintiq Drawing Tablets

  • Structure Sensor 3D Scanner
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    Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

    The Structure Sensor 3D scanner attaches to an iPad and allows you to create detailed digital scans of large or small objects.

    Contact mtc@pnca if you would like to use the 3D scanner.

  • Soldering Stations
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    Soldering Stations

    The lab has three soldering stations for electronics and/or microcontroller projects. If you would like to use the soldering stations, contact mtc@pnca.edu.

  • Kinect V1
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    Kinect V1

    Kinect V1 is good for motion capture and creating 3D depth maps.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or come by the lab if you are interested in using the Kinects.

  • Kinect V2
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    Kinect V2

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in using the Kinects.

  • Lender Laptops
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    Lender Laptops

    • Macbook

    We have a few laptops available for use in the lab with a variety of programs, including Adobe Suite, MadMapper, Isadora, Inkscape, Blender and Unity.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in the lender laptops.

  • MIDI Keyboards
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    MIDI Keyboards

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in using the MIDI keyboards.

  • Vive Trackers
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    Vive Trackers

    Track physical objects in a VR scene or create programmable VR controllers.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in using the Vive trackers.

  • Projector
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    Projector

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in using the projector.

  • Perception Neuron Motion Capture Kit
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    Perception Neuron Motion Capture Kit

    Perception Neuron is a camera-less full-body motion capture kit.

    Contact mtc@pnca.edu or stop by the lab if you're interested in the Perception Neuron

  • Zed Depth Sensing camera
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    Zed Depth Sensing camera

    ZED is a 3D camera for depth sensing, motion tracking, and 3D mapping.

    Contact mtc@pnca if you would like to use the Zed camera.

  • Samsung Odyssey Titan
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    Samsung Odyssey Titan

    The Odyssey Titan is a Mixed Reality headset with inside-out tracking.

    Contact mtc@pnca if you would like to use the Odyssey Titan.

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
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    Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

    The Logitech HD Pro Webcams can connect via USB.

    Contact mtc@pnca if you would like to use one of the webcams.

  • MSI VR laptops
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    MSI VR laptops

    We have windows laptops capable of running Virtual Reality programs for use in the lab.

    Contact mtc@pnca if you would like to one of the laptops.