Note: The Makers-In-Residence program is not active this year (2019-2020). However, if there is a specific project you would like to work on in lab64 and want support, please email us!

Join our lab64 makerspace community by being a maker-in-residence!

About the program

The Makers-In-Residence program offers students an opportunity to pursue a project of their choice in lab64 with dedicated space and resources (including a stipend for their project). There are usually 1-3 makers-in-residence each quarter.

We encourage students with strong experience in making/building, who can independently make substantial progress on their projects, to apply. There are no restrictions on projects that makers-in-residence work on: past projects include Auto-focusing glasses with pupil tracking and A Mechatronic Model of the Internal Biomechanics of Swimming Tuna! At the end of the quarter, makers-in-residence will present their progress about their projects.

Application Process

To apply to the Makers-in-Residence program Fall 2019, submit a one-page proposal of the project you would like to work on as a maker-in-residence, along with a portfolio (free format) of past projects you have worked on. Submit all relevant documents to

Email us for any questions!

Past Makers-in-Residence

Maker in Residence Spring 2019

Albert Mitchell Pleus

Mitch will be creating a streamlined platform for digitial design using a plug and play VM that interfaces directly with a Xilinx Zynq-7000 Zedboard and allows for the development and testing of Verilog code.

Jason He

Jason will be creating a low-cost Rheumatic Heart Disease screening device that captures and quantifies cardiac auscultation and utilizes deep learning techniques to identify abnormalities.

Maker in Residence Winter 2019

Weston Braun

Project: QCW Tesla Coil

This term I am building a tesla coil that while compact and portable will still be able to produce an impressive display, with sparks over 24". The tesla coil uses a FPGA based controller that allows for computer control of the power electronics and enables quasi continuous-wave (QCW) operation, allowing for larger sparks from a more compact system.

Check out Weston's project on his github page:

Spring 2018

King Livestock RFID Tracking Tags

Ye Cellular Photomaton

Aniea PULSE [ Programmable Art + Soft Robotics ]

Winter 2018

Aniea PULSE [ Programmable Art + Soft Robotics ]

Max Alternative Methods for Accessing Hard-to-Reach Data

Jack Virtual Reality Avatar Head

Marina A Mechatronic Model of the Internal Biomechanics of a Swimming Tuna!

Aaron Auto-focusing glasses with pupil tracking