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Welcome to create:space! Your space to learn, grow, explore, and experiment.

create:space is a collaborative maker space, open to the Stanford community, located in the Lathrop Learning Hub on the ground floor of Lathrop Library. In addition to various types of creative equipment and tools, you'll find ample table space for projects and extensive whiteboard space for brainstorming.

For more information (and lots of pictures of 3D-printed hedgehogs), you can follow us on Facebook!

All items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We currently do not have a reservation or waiting list system for our equipment. You can call the Tech Desk to ask what equipment we have available, but it cannot be held for you. Holds and requests for interlibrary loans of our equipment cannot be honored.

Open-Access Equipment and Tools

We have equipment, tools, and creative space that is open and available for any time you would like to use it. A partial list appears below.

  • Virtual Reality Development Station
    • Alienware Aurora 6 Gaming PC with Windows 10 Pro, i7-7700K CPU @ 4.2 GHz, and 32 GB Ram
    • HTC Vive
  • Drawing Tablets: Cintiq 24HD Touch
  • Large-Format Scanner: Epson Expression 10000 XL
  • Laminators: Fellows Venus 125 and Saturn 3i 125
  • Rotary Paper Trimmer: Keencut ARC TE, 60"
  • LEGOS!

Equipment and Tools with a Training Requirement

Use of some create:space equipment and tools requires training and/or certification. Many pieces of equipment require components that must be checked out at the Tech Desk with your valid, full-service SUID card.

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  • 3D Printers

    We have two types of 3D printers. Both are supplied with PLA filament only. You may not use your own filament in our 3D printers. Use of printers and filament is currently free and subject to stock on hand.

    • Dremel 3D 40
    • Ultimaker 2+: Requires an SD card to use. Bring your own or check one out at the Tech Desk.
  • Vinyl Cutter: Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Desktop CNC Machine: Coming Soon!


  • If you keep any component checked out for use with create:space equipment beyond the due date, you will be charged an overdue fine for each item that has a VPTL barcode. Fines range from $5-$15 per item, per day. If the items are never returned, you will be billed a fee for the full replacement cost. Fines and fees must be paid online at
  • You can look up a list of items you have checked out by going to and clicking the "My Account" button.


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