The USM Maker Innovation Studio (MIST Lab) is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. Our makerspace is open to USM students, faculty, and staff as well as K-12 students and commercial prototyping ventures. The MIST Lab aims to supports hands-on learning and researches in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields. We provide users a range of cutting edge technology and tools to foster entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills, as well as creativity and confidence in STEM. 

We have a variety of resources across multiple labs, including over twenty 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC Mills, soldering stations, sewing and Digital Embroidery machines, Designs and CAD software, and Unity. Our list of equipment and software is provided below.

What will you create? Click here to fill out our Project Application form.

ER Doctor making promotional video in the Digital Medea Lab
Medical Project collaborator, Jason Hine M.D. working on the promotional video in the MIST’s DML

The Digital Media Lab is set up to be a one stop audio/video facility where people can find a webcam and backdrop perfect for filming videos, microphones and recording equipment for podcasting, and editing software to polish your work before you publish. DML is also used for the promotional photo booth for R&D prototypes, and 3D Scanning.

MIST: Digital Immersion Lab (DIL). DIL is designed to support software, VR/AR, and applications development projects and courses. We have supported multiple experimental courses since spring 2020. 1) GDS199: VR/AR Game development, and GDS100, 200, and 2) Computational Physics (C592, Science Building). DIL will support a range of virtual reality immersive experience, high-end computing equipment and software for e-content development and workshop options for the USM community to explore.

students in VR game development class in the Digital Immersion Lab
Students in VR game development class (GDS199) in the Digital Immersion Lab
  • 25+ 3D Printers including:
  • FDM ( Capable of up to 50 different materials including 10 different flexibles, PLA, ABS, PETG, PC variations, PP, PVA, TPE, TPU, Kevlar & Carbon Fibers, Conductive, Disinfecting, Dichroic, Ferromagnetic, metal fibers, and wood fill, etc.)
  • High-Temperature FDM (Carbon Fibers, PEEK and PEI),
  • LDM for ceramics
  • SLA with Biocompatible, flexible, and industrial resins
  • Continuous Fiber Reinforcement fiberglass, and other high-end composites
  • CNC Mills 
  • Glowforge Pro Laser Cutter
  • Thermoformers
  • Roland Commercial UV Printer
  • Turbo Pumps for low-Pressure experiment and Vacuum Chambers
  • Temperature controllable Dehydrator and Ultra Sonicator
  • Sublimation Printer
  • Soldering stations with fume extractors and microscopes
  • Basic Machining and hand tools
  • Basic electronics and test equipment (Power supply, multimeters, components, wiring, and parts)
  • Embedded systems (Arduinos, Raspberry pi), sensors and solar V-cells
  • Power supplies, Keithley, Valhalla constant current supply, General Radio Capacitance Bridge
  • Heat Press, Furnace and enameling station
  • Sewing and Digital Embroidery Machines, Cricket
  • VR/ AR Headsets: HTC VIVE, Oculus Quest, HoloLens
  • 3D scanners including High Resolution Artech spiders
  • Macs, Wacom Cintiq, High GPU workstations with panoramic curved screens and laptops, chromebook and Surface
  • Data Acquisition with sensors (Salinity and Fluid Flow sensor, Water Quality Sensor, Bi axial B-Field Sensor , Geiger Counter )

  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • 3DScanR
  • Adobe CC
  • Animation-ish Classroom Edition
  • Arduino Genuino
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Meshmixer
  • Drawboard PDF
  • Embrilliance Digital Embroidery Software
  • Epic Launcher
  • Facebook Gameroom
  • Garage Band
  • Inkscape
  • Logger Pro
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • M3DScan
  • MF Studio
  • Python 3
  • SketchUp
  • Solidworks
  • Structure
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • VinylMaster Cut
  • Visual Studio
  • ZBrush