I-Create Pricing Update

Welcome back Islanders! Can you believe it’s already Fall semester? The year is going by faster than the speed of light, but don’t forget to take a break during your studies by visiting the I-Create Lab. With the new semester comes some new prices, so here is a look at what equipment will cost you and what is free for you to use. Prices will go up starting September 1, 2021.  

The Items that will cost you some money are the 3-D Printer, Laser Cutter, CNC Router, Soldering Station, Embroidery Machine, Sewing Machine, Cricut, and Large Format Printer. All these items have a charge that goes with them, we encourage you to visit our website and make a reservation to save your place, but this is not mandatory. Walk-ins are accepted. 

When it comes to some free items to checkout, we have a list to choose from that ranges from multiple days to 1-hour checkouts. The 3-day and multiple day check outs require you to be a student, facility, or staff member. Community users can check out some 3-hour or 1-hour items (this excludes undergraduate laptops) but can only be used inside the I-Create Lab.

Below you will find the I-Create Price Guide and free checkout items:

I-Create Price Guide

3D Printing

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $0.10 per gram
  • Community User: $0.15 per gram

Embroidery Machine*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $1.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $1.50 per half hour of time usage

Laser Cutter*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $3.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $4.50 per half hour of time usage

Sewing Machine*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $1.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $1.50 per half hour of time usage

CNC Router*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $2.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $3.00 per half hour of time usage

Cricut*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $1.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $1.50 per half hour of time usage

Soldering Station*

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $1.00 per half hour of time usage
  • Community User: $1.50 per half hour of time usage

Large Format Printer

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff: $4.00 per linear feet
  • Community User: $6.00 per linear feet

Large Format Printer Materials include: Premium Matte Paper, Clear Cal Vinyl with Permanent Adhesive, Gloss Cal Vinyl with Permanent Adhesive, Matte Cal Vinyl with Permanent Adhesive, and Light Weight Banner Vinyl.

*For the Embroidery Machine, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machine, CNC Router, Cricut, and Soldering Station, there is a 30 minute minimum.

Prices do not reflect Sales Tax and are subject to change.

I-Create Items Checkout without Cost!

3-Day Checkout

  • Blue-ray Player
  • Camcorder*
  • DVD/VHS Player
  • External DVD-RW
  • PA System
  • Projector*
  • Projection Screen
  • Tripod
  • USB Conference Phone
  • Wireless Presenter
  • Wireless Keyboard/Mouse

3 Hour Checkout

  • 3D Hand Scanner
  • Drawing Tablet
  • Headphones
  • Lapel Microphones
  • Pod Casting Equipment
  • Study Rooms
  • Undergraduate Laptops
  • Webcam

1 Hour Checkout

  • Arduino Starter Kit
  • Board Game/Playing Cards
  • Oculus Go
  • Oculus Rift

Multiple Day Checkout

  • Graduate Laptops

*The Camcorder and Projector require additional paperwork to checkout.

A fee will be added for every hour/day an item is late depending on the due date and item.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the I-Create Lab at 361-825-2311 or I-CreateLab@tamucc.edu.

by Yvette Garcia-Jones

Graduate Assistant – I-Create Lab

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