Skip to main content

ITLS Design Lab

A creative space hosted at ITLS where artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers meet. Open to all USU students.

It's easy to get started!

  1. Visit the Design Lab

    Education building room 270. Open 9am-5pm, M-F. Contact Deidri for after-hours access

  2. Explore Materials and Equipment

    Come play with our laser cutters, VR gear, sewing machines, and more. It's all free for USU students.

  3. Get Making!

    Host events or work on personal projects. Use the space to make projects for class or just for fun.

What happens in the lab?

  • Make mixed-reality experiences
  • Sew wearable electronics
  • Build interactive projects
  • Play video and VR games
  • Host DIY parties and game jams
  • Work on class projects

Lab Manager

If you have any questions about the lab, reach out to our lab managers

Taylor Rowser:
Deidri Nielson:

Equipment & Gear

Smart Cutter

Cricut Maker

Desktop Smart Cutter

The Cricut Maker is a smart cutter that can cut hundreds of materials, from paper and fabric to matboard, leather, and balsa wood.

Learn More

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Pro

Virtual Reality Rig

Equipped with SteamVR Base Station 2.0.

Learn More

Gaming computer with steam

There is a computer with a STEAM account for gameplay.

Arcade Machine

You can play Pac-Man and other classic games on this student-built arcade machine.

Laser Cutter

Full Spectrum Laser Cutter

The Full Spectrum Laser Cutter has a cutting area of 20" x 12". It can cut wood, acrylic, leather, fabric, and more, up to 1/4 inch. In order to use the laser cutter, you must first complete the tutorial:

View Tutorial

Tools & Materials


The Design Lab has a variety of materials to help you get prototyping quickly! Paper, felt, colored pencils, recycled materials, and more.

Soldering Equipment

Soldering is a technique used mostly to do detailed work on circuit boards and other electronics. All the equipment is available here.

Building Sets

The Design Lab has legos and K'nex for quick prototyping or mapping ideas.

Sewing Machines

Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine has 67 built-in stitches, 70 built-in designs, and 5 lettering fonts.

Learn More


Tables and Couches

This conference room table is available for meetings. It fits at least eight chairs. A cutting mat is available at the end of the table.

Lab Calendar

Community & Resources