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


Last updated February of 2018


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 10; up to 45 seats)

Art and Design – Inkscape (open source), Gimp (open source), ​Adobe CC 2018 including Photoshop and Illustrator, Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2016 and Fusion 360, PaintTool SAI, Roland CutStudio, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
AV Production – Adobe CC 2018 including Audition, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, Audacity (open source), Cakewalk Sonar X3
3D Rendering and Routing – Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, 123D Make, Fusion 360 and Meshmixer, Netfabb, SketchUp, OpenSCAD (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, OneNote)

Available on Mac Lab Computers (OSX Sierra; up to 15 seats)

Art, Design and Production – Inkscape (open source), Gimp (open source), Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, Adobe CC including Photoshop and Illustrator 2018
AV Production – Garageband, iMovie, Adobe CC Audition 2018, Premiere 2018
3D Rendering and Routing – SketchUp, Sculptris
Electronics and Coding – Arduino (open source), Sublime Text
Productivity – MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote)

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Computer Workstations Details

  • 15 Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF desktops – Core i5 3450 processors with 8-16 gb RAM, AMD R7 240, 240gb SSD’s, 19+22″ dual display
  • 15 Acer E5-575G Laptops – Core i5 7500U with 8 gb RAM, nVidia 940mx, 256gb m.2 SSD’s, 15″ displays
  • 11 Intel NUC AIO desktops – Core i5 5250 processors with 8 gb RAM, Intel HD6000 graphics, 160gb SSD’s, 24″ display
  • 4 Apple iMacs (2011) – Core i5 2400S processors with 8 gb RAM, nVidia 6750 graphics, 160gb SSD’s, 24″ displays
  • 11 Apple Macbook Pros 15″ (2011) – Core i7 2720QM processors with 8 gb RAM, nVidia 6750 graphics, 240gb SSD’s
  • 10 Dell Latitude e6430 Laptops – Core i5 3220M with 8gb RAM, nVidia NVS 5200 graphics, 240gb SSD’s, 14″ displays
  • 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), 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