DAMLab Makerspace

Make, build, break ... breakthrough

The DAMlab makerspace is the place to get your hands dirty. To try out your ideas, to see what works and what can become a product that advances your business plans.

A partnership between the College of Business and the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, this lab in Buxton Hall is full of cool toys for you to figure out how to use. Or to put it another way — the DAMlab gives you hands-on experience with design and prototyping tools while enabling you and your business team to realize your best business ideas.

DAMLab Makersapce

The Tools

The DAMlab provides access to a wide range of tools, enabling concept and product innovation from design through manufacture. For example, if you're interested in the apparel industry, you can take advantage of equipment including embroidery, sublimation and direct-to-garment printing. Other tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC mills give you experience with a wide range of manufacturing methods. 

On-site computers are loaded with software licensed for student use, including

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) for graphic design and manipulation
  • Autodesk software (Autocad & Fusion 360)
  • Various 3D printing softwares including Cura and Prusa
  • Janome Embird for embroidery design and stitch generation

Student Use

First-year students in the Colleges of Business and Engineering living in Buxton, Hawley, Cauthorn, Poling and Weatherford Halls are given keycard access to the DAMlab. Business & Engineering students living in other residence halls may request access & use the space during staffed hours. Additionally, students within the InnovationX Launch Academy and relevant student clubs are invited to make use of the DAMlab and its resources by appointment.

Passing the safety quiz on Canvas is Mandatory for DAMLab Access! If you are a residence hall Business or Engineering student and you are not enrolled in the canvas, please request access here: DAMLab Contact. Be sure to include your full name, email address and which residence hall you are a resident of to ensure processing of your request.

Clubs affiliated with the DAMlab include:

  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Robotics Club
  • 3D Printing Club


The DAMlab is staffed by student employees from 5 to 9 p.m., 7 days per week. These student technicians also work by appointment throughout the week.

To submit a staffing request, or report a problem to the DAMlab staff, please use the Support Form.