Oculus Rift and HTC Vive systems are capable of multimedia functions in full virtual reality. Educational programs such as 3D Human Anatomy tours and building 3D space templates are all possibilities for students, faculty and staff looking to create and learn in using VR technology. Using an app on any phone, augmented reality features are available to create surreal works of art, or to simulate ideas in the real world. 

Virtual reality systems can be used for immersive learning, movies, gaming, product and object designing, and social networking. Augmented reality apps can be used to visualize art projects and connect with others in the same community to share ideas. 

Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing:

Additive and Subtractive manufacturing enables classes or students to quickly create objects out of various materials. Additive manufacturing uses 3D printers to create an object from plastic filament layer by layer. Subtractive manufacturing removes material from a block to form the object. 

Additive manufacturing has been used to make 3D models that students have designed into real world objects for 3D modeling classes. In addition chemistry students has used this technique to create Spectrophotometry objects for their lab experiments.

Luther College Makerspace is equipped with FDM & SLA 3D Printers, CNC and Laser Cutters. 

Tours & workshops for staff & faculty:

Makerspace staff are available for tours of the space and demonstrations of equipment. The space is available for reservation for group activities such as 3D printing or using VR applications.  

Project Consultation:

Students, faculty, or staff are able to consult with the Makerspace staff on projects to determine the projects feasibility or options on how to integrate technology into the project.   


Makerspace Staffed Hours

By appointment only.

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