Kenan Research Hub and Makerspace Project Gallery

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The Periodic Table Project
The Periodic Table Project was conceived as a key and defining element for the launch of the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace. View Project
Periodic Table of the Elements Project
The quilt was designed by two quilter librarians and made by eleven makers from across campus including three undergraduate students, one graduate student, six librarians and one chemistry researcher. View Project
Makerspace Quilt
Print of UNC’s Old Well, with dissolvable support filament still intact. View Project
Old Well
3D printed device that sheds light on how soil bacteria live and interact with each other View Project
Transparent Soil Diffusion Chambers
3D print of a horse in-process. The horse was designed in Maya. View Project
Horse In-Progress
This instrument caddy was designed by an undergraduate student in the chemistry department. View Project
Instrument Caddy
Mitotic Spindle model with support structure still in place before dissolving, designed by Dr. Kerry Bloom of the Biology Department. View Project
Mitotic Spindle Model
Life mask of Abraham Lincoln View Project
Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln
The Old Well, designed by James Skinner, with the dissolvable support filament removed. View Project
Old Well
iron bear figurine that was scanned using the NextEngine 3D scanner. View Project
Iron Bear Figurine
myoglobin protein (white) bound with a heme molecule (red). View Project
Myoglobin protein (white) bound with a heme molecule (red).
A 3D print of a guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein) View Project
Guanine Nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)
A very interesting looking iPhone 6 Plus stand, printed only a day after the devices were released; View Project
iPhone 6 Plus stand
A depiction of the iron atom, with its electron orbitals shown as spinning rings. View Project
Iron Atom
A print of the upper femur, from a 3D model at the NIH 3D Print Exchange. View Project
Upper Femur
Ternary eutectic phase diagram for the Department of Geological Sciences View Project
Ternary Eutectic Phase Diagram
This project is a hand-held purse intended to be large enough to use on stage while maintaining an aesthetic appropriate to the 1890s. View Project
Art Nouveau-Influenced Purse Handle
3D printed tactile symbols were used to help schools meet the communication needs of students with the significant cognitive disabilities. View Project
Tactile Graphic Symbols
MR compatible rodent holder prototypes were designed and printed using CAD software in order to reduce motion artifacts during function MR imaging acquisition while improving overall image quality and consistency of scans View Project
Developing Small Animal Holders for MR Imaging of Rats and Mice
3D printed tools are used to study the invasiveness of tumor cells in tissue-like environments. View Project
Fluorescence-Based Quantification of Oxygen in Three-Dimensional, Paper-Based Cultures of Mammalian Cells
3D printed phototube adapter and an adapter for imaging cell culture dishes to be used used by several research labs in a number of cardiovascular research projects. View Project
Modernization of Legacy Microscopy Equipment
3D printed catheter fittings, which are completely metal free and keep our images undistorted, to replace commercially available catheters and enable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments using hyperpolarized Xenon (HPXe) gas to look at the lungs ... View Project
Small Animal Imaging With Hyperpolarized Xe Gas
To build a low-field NMR spectrometer to perform measurements of Xenon gas polarization across polarizer’s optical pumping cell, researchers 3D printed multiple, identical NMR surface coils. View Project
Low-Field NMR Spectrometer
3D printed tiles are part of The North Carolina Museum of Art's exhibit: The Worlds of M.C. Escher and have been used to demonstrate how Escher uses rotational symmetry to create his Reptiles tessellation. View Project
The Worlds of M.C. Escher
Our 3D model of the protein that covers the dengue virus allowed us to gain insights into the structure that weren’t obvious from 2D models. View Project
Dengue Virus Envelope Protein Structure and Topography
3D printed object supports injection of various cargos into organoids formed by gastrointestinal stem cells in cultured and downstream analysis of the injected cargo View Project
High-Throughput in Vitro Physiology for the Human Intestinal Epithelium
3D printed custom designed replacement part for adaptive technology to enable precise control over the movement of a power chair. View Project
Wheelchair Joystick Cap
Mask matrix sculpture is 3D printed to compare to eight other masks created in various media. View Project
Survey of Nine Media/Methods for Making Theatrical Masks
An antique textile printing block replica was created in the costume production MFA program. View Project
Digitally Driven Replicas of an Antique Textile Printing Block
3D printed tactile graphic symbols made for Dr. Karen A. Erickson of the Center for Literacy and Disability Services. View Project
Project Core: Tactile Graphic Symbols
Dr. Alan Glazner of the Geological Science Department uses a 3D model to illustrate a geologic point for his Geological Sciences 72H First-Year Seminar. View Project
Geological Sciences 3D Model
Forrest C. Greenslade, biologist and nature-inspired artist, led a design build project to create nests for native bees in this Fall 2016 Maker-in-Residence project. View Project
BeAM Maker-in-Residence Program