The main Texas Inventionworks facility is located on Floors 0 and 1 (see rooms below) in the National Instruments Student Project Center inside the Engineering Education and Research Center at 2501 Speedway. The centerpiece of the building, the NI Student Project Center offers students 23,000 square feet of makerspaces for designing and building everything from solar cars and satellites to robots and biomedical sensors. A machine shop is located in ETC 1.222 and a more sophisticated woodworking shop is in development.

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Floor 0

texas inventionworks floor 0

The Garage — EER 0.618
Tool Checkout, Material Purchasing, Internal Projects, Staff HQ

Digital Fabrication (DFAB) — EER 0.602
Various Types of 3D Printers, Tabletop CNC Milling, Laser Cutters, Hand Tools, Work Tables

Workshop — EER 0.608
Drill Press, Band Saw, Electric Hand Tools, Work Tables

Additive Manufacturing — EER 0.610
Industrial 3D Printers

Materials Testing — EER 0.612
Strength Testing, Material Analysis, Structural Analysis

 

Floor 1

texas inventionworks floor 1

Design Headquarters (HQ) — EER 1.610
Headquarters of Design Activity, Team Collaboration, Open Work Tables

Idea Lab — EER 1.632
Idea Generation, Early-Stage Design, Low-Res Prototyping, Sewing, Vinyl Cutting, Special Events

Electronics 1 (E1) — EER 1.626
Circuit Analysis, Circuit Development, Breadboard Prototypes

Electronics 2 (E2) — EER 1.628
Advanced Circuit Analysis, System Prototyping, Manual PCB Assembly

Electronics 3 (E3) — EER 1.628
PCB and Complex Electronics Fabrication, PCB Test and Measurement, Multi-Layer Electronic Systems

SIDI — EER 1.624
Sensors, Internet of Things, Data Acquisition, Integration

Robotics and Automation (R&A) — EER 1.622
Robotic Machine Development and Testing, Man-Machine Interaction Analysis, Machine Learning Testing, Control Systems Deployment