Make It!

3D Printers
3D Printers in the Boise State Maker Lab

What is the goal of this project?

We work directly with clients in the community to design and build prosthetic devices, assistive technology, or other accessibility devices. Partnering with fellow students, and individuals in a local high school, an occupational therapist, and the enable prosthetics non profit.

Experience Gained

Gain job skills, apply design thinking, and make things! Everyone is welcome to join, and no technology expertise is necessary. You will gain confidence using emerging technologies. You are also invited to sign up for an instructional session at the makerspace 

  • Design for individuals with urgent needs
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Design Thinking
  • Adult & Early Childhood Education
  • Active Learning
  • Audio & Video Creation
  • 3D Design
  • Aquino & Raspberry Pi Computing
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Project Management

Majors or Interests Needed

We welcome and need all majors!

VIP Coach Information

Amy Vecchione is the Head of Emerging Technologies and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor in Albertsons Library. She manages and leads emerging technologies team on user experience, emerging technologies, and the MakerLab. She also serves as the President of Idaho Library Association. She MAKES things happen! Read about Amy’s work in a recent news article.

Student Feedback on Maker Space

“I love the cutting edge technology and extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. The energy which comes as a result of the students occupying the space is vibrant.”

Course Information

VIP  200-006, VIP 400-006, or VIP 500-006.
Full semester course. Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits.
VIP teams and meeting times will be organized at the beginning of the semester.

Interested in joining this team?

For more information and to request a permission number to register contact Amy Vecchione at OR complete this interest form and someone will contact you.  Check out this document for tips on contacting a professor about joining a team.

To register:  search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, select section 006 of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Use permission number, here are instructions