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Hokie Makers

Working on something?  Or just got an idea you can’t stop thinking about?  We have the tools, spaces and resources to make your dreams a reality.

Hokie Makers is a one-stop-shop for free, on-campus, resources available to turn your passion, purpose and ideas into action!  Provided by partners of the Apex Center, all Makers resources are freely available to any student, from any academic major and any academic year at Virginia Tech.  Click on the links below for scheduling information.  

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Need a place to just crash, take over, and tackle gnarly problems?

The Fusion Studio offers student teams and solo-workers a place to brainstorm ideas with no-cost assistance from trained staff and project layouts to get your idea moving or do a major rethink.  If you’re just starting out or feeling stuck, come see us!

Newman Library, room 2038


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Physically create the product that’s in your head!

The 3D Design Lab provides free 3d printing, workshops, design & printer consultation for all library patrons. Whether you’re a total beginner working on an academic pursuit or a 3D pro looking to prototype and iterate we are happy to help you bring your ideas to life. Our service is open to all patrons of the University Libraries, regardless of skill level or field of study. We make 3D printing work for you.

Newman Library, room 2010


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Create high quality promotional media

The Media Design Studio has free audio and video recording on high-end equipment and editing software capabilities to bring your story to life.  No experience operating the equipment? No worries, our techs will do it for you. Make an appointment or drop by!

Torgersen 3320 (Newman Library side of Torgersen Bridge)



They say pictures are worth a thousand words

Data Visualization Studio

Try the Data Visualization Studio for help presenting data beautifully and meaningfully to effectively communicate your story.

Newman Library, room 2030


The Data Transformation Studio supports the transformation, recovery, curation, sharing, and archiving of data. Additionally, we provide support for a variety of geospatial information systems (GIS).  Come by for a tour of our extensive data capabilities.

Newman Library, room 3010



Take your project to the next level with AR/VR

Experience virtual reality in a relaxed setting with no previous experience required in the Virtual Environments Studio.  We provide the hardware and software for games, movies, artistic experiences, and educational content. Reserve your time to come and play or to test out your own prototype projects.

Newman Library, room 4020

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1901 Group, Grant Thornton, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law, Silicon Valley Bank
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