Open Lab

Open Lab

The lab at JMU X-Labs (Lakeview Hall 1150) is open during Open Lab hours, which vary depending on the semester.

Open Lab is open to all JMU students, faculty and staff, and all of the lab’s equipment and supplies are available for use. Common projects and activities include, but are not limited to virtual reality, 3D printing, laser cutting, glass etching, soldering, sticker making, button making and milling.

Open Lab hours are staffed by professionals who can give you guidance on machinery, making and entrepreneurship.

JMU X-Labs is free for JMU students, faculty and staff. Common materials such as plywood, vinyl and 3D printer filament are available free of charge, but if you need specific materials or plan to use a lot of these items, we suggest bringing your own.

For more information, or to ensure that what you need is in stock, please email [email protected].

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Open Lab Projects

New for 2019-2020 Come in during Open Lab for new project inspirations each month! Post your creations that fit the theme using hashtag #jmuxlabs for a chance to win!

Upcoming Open Lab Projects

  • January: New Year Resolutions
  • February: Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day Gifts
  • March: Spring Break Gear
  • April/May: Graduation Gifts and Gear

Equipment and Supplies

  • Laser cutter (18×24 in. bed)
  • Vinyl cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Oculus Rift
  • CNC mill
  • Othermill
  • Soldering station
  • Button maker
  • Beams
  • Telepresence/ videoconferencing
  • iPads
  • Saws
  • Drills
  • Hand tools
  • Plywood
  • Vinyl
  • Heat transfer vinyl
  • Markers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper
  • Foil
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Staplers

Spring 2020 Open Lab hours*

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Tuesday & Thursday

*Begins January 13th and open through the end of finals week, but closed MLK Day and Spring Break.

Parking Information

JMU X-Labs abides by parking regulations set by JMU Parking Services. JMU faculty and staff with purple passes are permitted to park in L lot (out front of Lakeview Hall). JMU students with commuter passes are permitted to park in L lot only after 4pm. Otherwise, students with permits should park in the R2 lot across the street from Starbucks.

If you are a community member with no JMU parking pass, please email us at [email protected] with your name, license plate number and license plate state so we may secure a parking pass for your visit. If you register for an event that is less than 24 hours away, please plan to visit JMU Parking Services at the bottom of the Champion Parking Deck next to Bridgeforth Stadium to secure a temporary visitors pass before parking on JMU’s campus.

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