Creat'R Lab Makerspace

The Creat'R Lab Makerspace (Orbach Library, Room 140) at the University of California, Riverside is a dedicated maker space open to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UCR. Our lab offers a wide range of resources and equipment including 3D printers, a laser engraver, Cricut machines, sewing and embroidery machines, as well as button makers. We provide an inclusive environment where individuals can work on their projects and bring their creative ideas to life.

If you have any inquiries or require more information, we encourage you to visit our workspace or explore our 3D Printing LibGuide. For special events, please reach out to the innovative media librarian or maker services coordinator via phone or email. We look forward to welcoming you to the Creat'R Lab Makerspace and assisting you with your creative endeavors!

3D Printing

Educational/academic 3D prints are free. Non-academic 3D prints will be charged at a rate of $0.06 per gram if a print is more than 60 grams. These charges enable us to maintain and improve our resources, ensuring a high-quality experience for all users.

To submit a 3D print request, please fill out the following form: Creat'R Lab 3D Print Request Form.

The estimated time to complete a print request is 5-7 business days.

All payments will be processed with BearBucks or Departmental Recharge Forms

3D Printing Info for Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Students

    Educational Prints:

    • All educational prints will be free

    Personal Prints:

    • All prints that do not exceed 60 grams are free
    • 60 grams will be the limit for each print request, unless a student is paying for the completed project
    • If a print exceeds 60 grams, the cost will be ($0.06 per gram) of the print requested
  • Faculty and Staff

    Educational Prints:

    • All educational prints will be free
    • If a class is printing out models of formulas or using the CreatR Lab for classroom projects, class models will be restricted to 2"x2"x2"

    Personal Prints:

    • Personal prints will be free of charge if they are less than 100 grams
    • If a print is larger that 100 grams, a departmental recharge FAU form will be used for a cost of ($0.06 per gram) of the print

Pick Up Location and Instructions

  • Pick Up Location

    You can pick up your print from the 3D Print Pick Up Lockers outside of the Orbach 145.

    If you are paying for a 3D print, please come inside the Creat'R Lab (Orbach 140) to process your payment.

  • Pick Up Instructions

    Once your print is ready for pick up, you will receive a confirmation email with a locker number and a 4 digit code.

    Use the 4 digit code to unlock the lock and access your print.

    Please lock the locker after you pick up your print.

Things to Remember When Submitting a Request

There are a few things to keep in mind when submitting a 3D print request. 

  • Keep These Things in Mind
    1. The Library's 3D printers may only be used for lawful purposes. Do not print or submit for printing items that that are:
      • Prohibited by law.
      • Unsafe, harmful, or dangerous.
      • Obscene or inappropriate.
      • In violation of another's intellectual property rights (trademark, copyright or patent).
    2. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
    3. The Library cannot guarantee model quality, stability, confidentiality, or awesomeness.
    4. The Librarians/staff will not remove rafts and supports.
    5. Items must be picked up by the individual who submitted them, or a team member specified on the form.
    6. Items not picked up in 15 days are the property of the UCR Libraries and may be used for fun and the greater good.
    7. Starting the Fall quarter of 2023, personal 3D prints will be charged at a rate of $0.06 per gram
    8. The CreatR lab will host events where students can receive free non-academic print coupons which are a one time use at the CreatR lab


Are you interested in embroidering but do not have the proper equipment to do so?

Never fear, the Creat'R Lab is here! We have all the supplies you will need in order to create embroidered objects for yourself, friends or family!

What do you need to do?

Just supply us with the image that you would like to embroider by sending them to this link: Submit Embroidery Designs Here!

This is a free service for you! The machines are based on a first come first serve basis and there are no reservations required


The Creat’R Lab has equipment for: sewing and textiles, paper cutting and zine-making, electronics, photography, videography, music, virtual reality, and more. 

  • Sewing & Textiles
    • Brother SC9500 Sewing Machine
    • Brother SE600 Embroidery
    • Brother Lock 1034D Serger
    • Adjustable Dress Form
    • Sewing tools and supplies (scissors, needles, thread)
    • Assorted fabrics
    • Crochet Hooks
    • Knitting Needles
    • Assorted Threads
    • Round Looms
  • Paper Crafting
    • Cricut Explore One Cutting Machine
    • Cricut Air Cutting Machine
    • Long Reach Stapler
    • Origami Sheets
    • Book Binding/Zine Making Materials
  • Digital Fabrication & 3D Scanning

    * 3D Printing service information can be found here:

    * Laser Cutter and Desktop CNC currently unavailable for use.

    • Prusa i3 MK3
    • LulzBot TAZ Workhorse 3D Printer
    • Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter
    • Inventables Carvey Desktop CNC
    • Measuring Tools (Digital Calipers, digital scale, etc...)
  • "Shop" equipment
    • Tekton mini c Clamp Set
    • Stanley 210 piece toolset
    • Workbench
    • Miscellaneous: scissors, measuring tape, tape, glue, hot glue, etc...
    • Power Drill / Screwdriver
    • Rotary Tool


To see the Creat'R Lab Makerspace's hours, visit and select the Orbach Library. 

Other Parts of the Creat'R Lab

Explore the other parts of the Creat'R Lab.

Creat'R Lab Projects

Check out projects that the Creat'R Lab brought to life on our Creat'R Lab Project Showcase website!

Have you used the Creat'R Lab for a project? Fill out our "Share Your Creat'R Lab Project" form and your project can be featured!

Upcoming Workshops and Events