Student using virtual reality in the MakerSpace lab at McKeldin

Virtual/Augmented Reality and 3-D Printing a Short Walk Away

Preston Tobery demonstrates a 3-D printed prosthetic in the MakerSpace lab at McKeldin

Are you a faculty member in the College interested in demonstrating virtual reality, augmented reality, or turning concepts into reality via 3-D printing?  If so, there is a resource in McKeldin which might just meet your needs.

The John and Stella Graves MakerSpace, on the second floor of McKeldin (room 2105), offers access and instruction for a variety of hackable, tryable technologies.  Several ETS staff took a tour of this facility in June, thanks to the coordinator of maker technologies, Preston Tobery. He demonstrated the wide variety of 3-D printing options on site, as well as virtual reality systems available for loan for instructional use through the library system.  These resources are free, but limited, so please be sure to get in touch with them well in advance (two weeks for a small class project, four weeks for a larger class of over 20) to arrange a consultation.

More information about the service is available at:

Or you can contact Rosalia Reyes-Webb ( or Steve Pragel ( for more information about what we learned on our tour.