Maker Resources

There are a number of on- and off-campus resources and spaces to check out, as well as resources, programs, and inspiration that can be found online. Below are some good places to begin.

UNC Charlotte Resources

The Partnership, Outreach, and Research to Accelerate Learning (PORTAL) facility is dedicated to business innovation and development. If you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business, this is the spot.

Other Spaces in the Charlotte Area

Creation and Development Programs and Apps

These programs and apps can help you develop prototypes and finished products. Some also work in conjunction with maker tech.

3D printing

Design Programs

Object Repositories


PyMOL (Molecular Visualization)




Game Creators

App Builders

MIT App Inventor

Music & Audio


Augmented Reality

Brainstorming Tools


Blender -3D creation & animation
Processing - flexible software sketchbook for visual arts