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Open Lab @ Hillman

A partnership between the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the ULS, the Open Lab @ Hillman is a new space for virtual reality exploration, 3D printing, 360 degree video, vinyl cutting, and project consultation in Hillman Library.

About the Open Lab @ Hillman

Pitt students, staff, and faculty are all welcome at the Open Lab, where you’ll find support from staff who can provide training and expert guidance. If you’d like to begin a project in the Open Lab, get training, or schedule a consultation, please start here to let us know how we can help you. Open-Lab-approved users who have already received training can skip ahead to reserve time on equipment.

The lab is currently equipped with a virtual reality workstations, 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, 360 degree video cameras, and a laser cutter/engraver (currently located offsite). We'll continue to develop the equipment available here, so check back (and let us know what you'd like to see!).


Join us during the Fall term for workshops on a variety of maker techniques and equipment.

  • 360 video creation
  • 3D printing
  • Fabrication using the vinyl cutter
  • Jewelry making with custom beads and pendants
  • Virtual reality

For more details and to register for your spot, see the Open Lab @ Hillman listings within the ULS workshops calendar.

Where to find us

The Open Lab @ Hillman is located in Hillman Library G-7, just next to the main entrance on the ground floor.