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Open Lab at Hillman

A partnership between the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the ULS, the Open Lab at Hillman is a new space for virtual reality exploration, 3D printing demonstrations, and project consultation on the ground floor in room G-7. It's a satellite location of the Teaching Center's Open Lab, based in Pitt's Alumni Hall.

About the Open Lab at Hillman

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 are interested in using the Open Lab’s specialized equipment but haven’t before, please make an appointment for a basic training session with Open Lab staff, or drop by during open hours for an overview or demonstration.

The lab is currently equipped with a virtual reality workstation, a 3D printer, a vinyl cutter, and standalone VR headsets. 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 spring term for workshops on a variety of maker techniques and equipment.

  • First Tuesday of the month: 360 video creation
  • Third Tuesday of the month: 3D printing
  • Fourth Friday of the month: Fabrication using the vinyl cutter

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

Where to find us

The Open Lab at Hillman Library is located on the ground floor in room G-7.