3D Printer

Training is REQUIRED before using this tool. You must be certified to use this tool without supervision.

The DIG has two Polyprinter 3D printers that will create 3D objects made of ABS filament (plastic). Create an object using CAD modeling software and then print it out!

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Laser Cutter

Training is REQUIRED before using this tool. You must be certified to use this tool without supervision.

The DIG has a 90Watt Full Spectrum Laser. Laser Cutters can engrave and cut organic and some inorganic materials.

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CNC Carving Machine

Training is REQUIRED before using this tool. You must be certified to use this tool without supervision.

The DIG has a Carvey CNC Carving Machine. The CNC carving machine can cut through many types of materials.

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Vinyl Cutter

Training is REQUIRED before using this tool. You must be certified to use this tool without supervision.

The DIG has a Vinyl Cutter. The vinyl cutter can cut both sticker and heat transfer vinyl to make custom stickers for your laptop, signage and custom t-shirts among other things.

We also have a heat transfer press and sewing machine to aid in making fabric projects.

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Other Tools & Materials

Training is not required but please ask for help if you are new to using a particular tool or material.

The DIG stocks additional tools and materials including hardware, rope, exacto knives, glue guns, other adhesives, paints, etc.

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Power Tools

Training is REQUIRED before using this tool. You must be certified to use this tool without supervision.

The DIG has set of standard power tools, including drills, impactors, a band saw, circular saws, a jigsaw, miter saw, reciprocating saw, scroll saw, an electric planer, a router, dremels, a drill press, and a heat gun. The CNC carving machine can cut through many types of materials.

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Programming & Web Developnment

The DIG is a great place to learn how to code, make apps and develop websites. Whether you are working on a robotics project, an Arduino powered project or something else, come find expertise and collaboration at the DIG.

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Electronics Workbench

Training is not required but please ask for help if you are new to soldering, etc.

The DIG has a Electronics Workbench stocked with soldering irons, solder, wire, some breadboards and other materials for wiring up circuits. We also have several different types of testing equipment, including oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ohmeters, multimeters and power supplies.

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Other Makerspaces in DFW

If you are interested in how to fill the void of the DIG after you graduate, check out this map of other resources in DFW.

For current students, these spaces can be a great resource for accessing tools we do not have in the DIG.

Also, if you are ready to move from prototyping to manufacturing, you can't use the tools in the DIG,  but you can use these resources!