Tufts has a range of spaces for making and creating across its four campuses —
Nolop FAST Facility
The Nolop FAST Facility is a makerspace open to everyone at Tufts. Our goal is to help you succeed in making something amazing by providing you with a large collection of well-maintained tools and teaching you to use them safely, while guiding you in the larger iterative design process. Our tools include 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC router, power drill, table saw, miter saw, and many others.
Location: Science and Engineering Complex, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA
Bray Lab’s mission is to provide students with the tools to cultivate their passions in a dynamic and supportive environment. Bray is run by the Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering. It includes a machine shop, mechanotronics lab, build space, materials lab, and testing lab. These spaces contain design, fabrication and testing equipment accessible to everyone in the Tufts community.
Location: 504 Boston Ave, Medford, MA
Advanced Production Lab
The Advanced Production Lab at the SMFA is a meeting place for experimental fabrication techniques—from 3D-scanning for virtual reality to laser engraving on sandwiches—we’re always up to something special here. The APL utilizes digital technologies to support students in their creative practices. Studio Managers and Monitors are available to assist students with a range of projects involving fine art digital printing, 3D scanning and printing, laser cutting and engraving, and vinyl cutting.
Location: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 Fenway, Boston, MA
Digital Design Studio
The Digital Design Studio based in Tufts’ Tisch Library is a self-service creative space for the production of digital class projects and the exploration of digital media. The DDS can help you get started with digital stories, poster making, data graphics, and video projects. Our equipment includes: multimedia workstations for video and audio editing, large format printers, scanning stations, website publishing, and a recording studio with cameras, microphones, sound mixing, and a green screen wall.
Location: Tisch Library, 35 Professors Row, Medford, MA
The Crafts Center is by the Crafties, for the Crafties, and of the Crafties. We hold these truths to be self evident: that all people hath been endowed by their creator(s) with certain unalienable rights, among them the right to craft. The Crafts Center has been erected henceforth in the depths of the cellar of Lewis Hall for the general use of the Tufts Community by the residents of the Crafts House and ardently awaits your visit. Ceramics, jewelry making, glass & electronics, drawing, painting, paper making, bookbinding, printmaking, sewing, knitting, woodworking, soldering, and more!
Location: Lewis Hall, 75 Packard Ave, Medford, MA
Tufts’ Experimental College welcomes visiting lecturers to teach small, participation-based, innovative, interdisciplinary courses to undergraduates. ExCo faculty come from a range of professions, and teach with passion. Tufts students also participate in designing, selecting, and teaching courses. ExLab, a makerspace housed in the ExCo building has a collection of tools and materials available for use on projects related to ExCo courses, and other projects as well.
Location: Experimental College, 95 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA
Nedlam’s Workshop is the makerspace at Malden High School. Tufts University students and faculty work with the high school students in the makerspace as part of the research of Tufts Center for Engineering Education Outreach, which is dedicated toward improving engineering education in the classroom from kindergarten to college. The CEEO is motivated by the belief that helping students develop STEM and maker skills transforms their relationship to the world around them.
Location: Malden High School, 77 Salem Street, Malden, MA
The Venture Lab is a flexible meeting space coordinated by Tufts’ Entrepreneurship Center in the Gordon Institute. Outfitted with projection equipment, whiteboards, and configurable tables and chairs, the space is available for students and faculty engaged in entrepreneurial research and projects. It’s housed in Tufts’ Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex, a gold-LEED-certified building housing multiple departments and flexible work and study spaces.
Location: CLIC Building, 574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA