Ruth Lilly Medical Library's Makerspace is an emerging technology laboratory and creative space that serves the IU School of Medicine students and faculty. Here students can engage in virtual study with Virtual Reality or the Nexus IQ wall, create their own study aids with 3D-printing, or simply engage in creative activities for mental health and wellness. The space is staffed with experienced emerging technology professionals who are well-known across campus for their expertise and responsive engagement. The technologies offered are listed below.
Visit the Makerspace on the second floor of RLML, room IB202, Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm — simply walk in or make an appointment!
Makerspace Tools & Tech
Create lifelike 3D prints to use as study aids and research tools! 3D prints can be purchased, or free with a supervised session (either in-person or via Zoom). For free 3D printing, make an appointment. For more information about 3D printing in medicine, the 3D printing service, or how to request a print, see our 3D Printing LibGuide.
Travel through the heart or explore other anatomical VR software with the VR Station in the Makerspace, available for use during Makerspace hours, Monday-Friday 10 AM to 4PM, in RLML room IB202. You can also email email@example.com if you want to book the station for use after hours. Sanitizing, disinfection: 70% isopropyl alcohol.
IQ Visualization Wall
The IQ Wall (a collaboration with UITS's Advanced Visualization Lab) is an expansive 8-panel, 16-foot-wide video wall perfect for group tasks and data visualization. A Complete Anatomy program is pre-installed as is integrated video conferencing, featuring an auto-tracking camera which allows for collaboration with colleagues at IUSM campuses across the state.
Learn to create paper crafts, iron-on designs, stencils, vinyl stickers, and more with our Cricut Vinyl Cutting Machine. The Makerspace has loads of study examples available that you can create for yourself and enjoy the mental health benefits of some crafting time. Or use the Cricut Easy Press 2 to apply your iron-on designs to a variety of fabrics including t-shirts and tote bags.
Please email the library’s Tech Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IB 202
Indiana University School of Medicine
p: (317) 278-7240
Hours of Operation:
Makerspace is open Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM (EST) or by appointment.