The Construct at RIT is an all-access makerspace designed to serve the needs of innovative students, employees, or faculty seeking to create new products, inventions, and applications. “The Construct” (located on the 4th floor of Institute Hall) enables students to foster ideas and aspirations. Especially students aiming to design, build, and realize new technologies or products that will impact the world. The Construct is equipped with machines and tools for milling, cutting, circuit board fabrication, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, etc.
The Construct is an area for functional prototyping, as well as cross-disciplinary collaboration. The creation of such workspaces has allowed students from any discipline to come together and create products based upon any innovative concepts they might have - especially those that would benefit from interdisciplinary teamwork.
Clearing House for Access to RIT Lab and Facility Resources. RIT operates a variety of design-related labs throughout the university. There is currently no clearing house mechanism to inform students when, or if, specialized labs are available for general use outside of an affiliated course. This lab will network existing labs and tool facilities, to inform students of open access times.
The RIT makerspace is designed to serve the needs of innovative students seeking to create new products, inventions and applications.