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Area 49

This guide provides information on how to use technology within Area 49, as well as guides for digital technologies and physical projects. Area 49 is available for use by all current students, faculty, and staff.


MakerspaceThe Atkins Makerspace is on the second floor of J. Murrey Atkins Library, and is open to all current UNC Charlotte students, faculty, and staff. The space is equipped for all kinds of making, and contains equipment and materials such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, desktop CNC routers, sewing machines, paints, wood, circuitry kits, textiles, and more.


All users must sign the Atkins Makerspace Safety and Use Agreement and comply with all Makerspace Policies. Feel free to sign it now! Users who would like to learn to use the equipment in the Makerspace can take part in a training. Check our Technology Instruction page for dates and times and to register.

Safety Data Sheets for materials in the Makerspace.