Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Tool Area Spring 2014 – sm


Last updated February of 2017


Computer Labs

We maintain one long-term computer lab (15 seats) and a number of flexible all-in-one (AIO) and laptop computers that can be setup in any fashion in other locations throughout the building. Generally our staffing and space capacity allow us to facilitate up to 30 participants in workshops, so long as they are split into two groups, or 45 if we split people up into three groups.

Available on Main Lab Computers (Windows 7; 45 seats)

Art and Design – Inkscape (open source), Gimp (open source), ​Adobe CC 2015 including Photoshop and Illustrator, Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2016 and Fusion 360, PaintTool SAI, Roland CutStudio, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
AV Production – Adobe CC 2017 including Audition, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, Audacity (open source), Cakewalk Sonar X3, MS Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Autodesk Showcase
3D Rendering and Routing – Autodesk AutoCAD 2017, 123D Make, 123D Design and Meshmixer, Netfabb, SketchUp, OpenSCAD (open source), OpenSCAM (open source), Cura (open source), Blender (open source), Sculptris, TinkerCAD
Coding – Notepad++, Python, Scratch, Sublime Text, pd-extend (open source), Arduino libraries (open source)
Games – Spore, Minecraft and related tools (open source), RPG Maker MV
Electronics – KiCAD (open source), Arduino (open source), Eagle
Productivity – MS Office 2016 Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, WinRar, Chrome, Firefox (open source), VLC player (open source), Silverlight, Foxit Reader

Available on Mac Lab Computers (OSX Sierra; 12 seats)

Art, Design and Production – Inkscape (open source), Gimp (open source), Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, Adobe CC including Photoshop and Illustrator 2017
AV Production – Garageband, iMovie, Adobe CC Audition 2017, Premiere 2017
3D Rendering and Routing – SketchUp, Sculptris
Electronics and Coding – Arduino (open source), Sublime Text
Productivity – MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote), Chrome, VLC player

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Computer Workstations Details

  • 15 Dell Optiplex 790 SFF desktops – Core i5 2500 processors with 8 gb of RAM, AMD R7 240, 256gb SSD’s, 19+24″ dual display
  • 11 Intel NUC AIO desktops – Core i5 5250 processors with 8 gb of RAM, Intel HD6000 graphics, 160gb SSD’s, 24″ display
  • 19 Dell Optiplex 790 AIO desktops – Core i5 2500S processors with 8 gb of RAM, Intel HD2500 graphics, 160gb SSD’s, 24″ display
  • 6 Apple iMacs (2011) – Core i5 2400S processors with 8 gb of RAM, nVidia 6750 graphics, 160gb SSD’s, 24″ displays
  • 6 Apple Macbook Pros 15″ (2011) – Core i7 2720QM processors with 8 gb of RAM, nVidia 6750 graphics, 240gb SSD’s
  • 10 Dell e6430 Laptops, with i5’s or better, 8 gb of RAM, nVidia Quadro NVS 5200 graphics and 256gb SSD’s
  • Windows 10, Ubuntu and other OS’s available upon special arrangement
  • Network RAID1 storage for long-term projects

Specialty Hardware and Software

Machines with more powerful i7 (4th generation) or dual Xeon (5th generation) processors, discrete graphics (Quadro FX, Radeon R9 260), 32 gb RAM available upon special request

We have the remainder of the Adobe 2017 Suite (Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects, Audition, etc) and Autodesk education offerings (3DS Max, Inventor HSM, Maya, etc) as an option on certain computers