Protolab I

Protolab I is the School’s first makerspace, and our location in Myles Brand Hall E120 is dedicated to being a readily accessible makerspace for the students, faculty, and staff of Luddy.

This open, collaborative makerspace in Myles Brand Hall E120 can also be used by Luddy’s partners at Indiana University and in the community. It houses a medium-format laser cutter, 3D printers, hand and power tools, a library of hardware and software platforms, equipment for building and testing electronics, and machines for integrating electronics into soft materials.

Additionally, in the spirit of being an open collaborative space we here at Protolab I engage with partners within Luddy such as The Shoemaker Innovation Center, with other schools across IU’s campus such as SoAAD and SOE, and with partners such as Bloominglabs from the greater Bloomington community. In addition to being the site of Luddy’s design, prototyping, and fabrication courses Protolab is also a site to engage in a variety of projects, from workshops and community outreach projects to helping provide support for research. We encourage you to come visit the space or visit our training page to get started on your making projects.

Available Equipment


  • 3D Printer FDM:
    • Lulzbot TAZ 5
    • Lulzbot TAZ 6
    • Ultimaker 2+
    • Ultimaker 2+ Extended
    • Ultimaker 3
  • Laser Cutters:
    • Trotec Speedy 360
  • 3D Printer SLA:
    • Formlabs Form 2

Hand Tools:

  • Saws
  • Soldering Stations
  • Hot Glue Guns
  • Drill Press
  • Hammers
  • Clamps


Protolab I is located on the main floor of Myles Brand Hall in room E120.

Usual Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00AM – 11:30AM,
   2:30PM – 8:30PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 11:30AM,
   2:30PM – 8:30PM 
Thursday: 9:00AM – 11:00AM,
   1:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM,
   3:00PM – 8:00PM

Protolab I observes all IU holidays.