Open Lab

Open Lab

A makery space designed for you to create, prototype and innovate.

A makery space designed for you to create, prototype and innovate.

Open Lab hours are held in Lakeview Hall 1150 and vary depending on the semester.

Open Lab 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. Common projects and activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Laser cutting
  • Glass etching
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • 3D printing
  • Soldering
  • Virtual Reality
  • and more!

Open Lab hours are staffed by professionals who can give you guidance on machinery, making, and entrepreneurship. For more information, or to ensure that what you need is in stock, please email [email protected].


  • Full Spectrum Pro Series Laser Cutter (36×24in)
  • Vinyl Cutters
  • 3D Printer
  • Oculus Rift & HTC Vives
  • CNC mill*
  • Othermill
  • Soldering Station
  • Large format printer
  • Beams
  • Telepresence/ videoconferencing
  • iPads
  • Saws
  • Drills
  • Hand tools

*Only can be used with supervision of the Lab Manager and if you have experience/training

  • Plywood
  • Acrylic
  • Vinyl
  • Heat transfer vinyl
  • Etching Cream
  • Weeding Tools
  • Solder
  • Basic craft supplies

*All supplies are subject to change based on availability

Open Lab Project Guides Coming Soon

T-Shirt Design Guide

Summer 2022

Open Lab hours
By appointment only
May 9 – August 26

All appointments are made through [email protected] based on the Lab Managers’ summer schedule.

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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