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Have a project idea?

The Shack provides resources and assistance to students from any and all faculties across the university and volunteers who want to pursue their own projects that are both scientifically useful and engaging.

Visit our Projects page to see what we're working on,
Send us an email at to learn how to get started on a project,
Or drop by The Shack in person at CCIS L2-136 to make your project a reality.

Equipment Inventory, Information, and Training

The Shack has many resources and pieces of equipment available for use by students, faculty, and staff to complete projects. We also offer 3D printing training for PRUSA and Machina series printers.

For more information, visit our Equipment & Resources page.

Need to book a 3D printer?

All 3D printers in The Shack need to be booked ahead of time to avoid any conflicts over equipment use. All other equipment operates on a first come, first served basis.

Bookings are managed through LabAgenda.
For more information and to learn how to use LabAgenda, review the Booking Printers section on our Equipment & Resources page.

Accessible Science

The Shack participates in many outreach initiatives with the Faculty of Science, including:

For more information, visit our Outreach page.

The Shack: Science Hardware Makerspace

The purpose of The Shack is to bring interdisciplinary undergraduate students into our open-access facility to pursue projects that would not be possible elsewhere. Access to cutting-edge design and manufacturing technologies means that students can leverage their university education and their creative skills to bring their ideas to life.

Many of our existing projects span many scientific fields, creating countless opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The Shack is also working to provide opportunities to involve the greater University of Alberta community, as well as public outreach initiatives.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Donate your time by volunteering to help out on one of the many projects here at The Shack. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for more details.

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