The Hack Arts Lab (HAL) provides an open-access laboratory for creative digital fabrication and visualization.  This makerspace-styled workshop is designed to support a breadth of activity ranging from undergraduate projects to faculty-led exploration.  

HAL resources include 3D printers, laser cutter, advanced graphics, and microcontroller workbenches, all offered at minimal cost.

Our equipment and facilities are available to University of Chicago students, staff, and faculty for creative projects and teaching uses. We support the curricular needs of courses interested in digital fabrication and visualization, as well as self-directed projects.  

Located in Searle Chemistry Laboratory (Rm 206), HAL is available for walk-ins and appointments during normal operating hours.

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Initiated by Jason Salavon, associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute, and managed by the Logan Media Center, the lab is generously supported by the Computation Institute, the Logan Center for the Arts, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories, IT Services, and the Division of the Humanities.


5735 South Ellis Avenue
Searle Chemistry Laboratory, Rm 206
Chicago, IL 60637


Fall 2016 Hours:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11-5pm
Wednesday: 9-1pm
Thursday: 9-11:30; 3-5pm
Friday: 1-5pm



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