Knowledge Lab


Located on the third floor of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, the Knowledge Lab is a rapid prototyping space where the Purdue community can use a variety of materials, equipment, and software to experiment with the exploration and presentation of their ideas. Celebrating the Boilermaker spirit of imagination and innovation, the space offers low-stakes resources such as a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, Riso printer, a podcast booth, heat press, yarns, cardboard, fabrics, and more. It serves as a first stop in a pipeline of opportunities on campus to fully actualize an idea.

Hours and Location:

WALC 3007
340 Centennial Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Regular hours:

M, W, F 9AM–5PM
Tu, Th 11AM–7PM

Drop-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.

The Knowledge Lab will occasionally be closed to the public for workshops or special events. See our calendar for the most up-to-date hours.

  • Sewing machines
  • Button makers
  • Mug presses
  • Heat presses for t-shirts and bags
  • Design Thinking station with electronics, modeling clay, cardboard, and more
  • Textiles for knitting and crocheting
  • Classes and workshops (Coming Soon—check our calendar for dates and times)

About Us:

Sarah Huber

Sarah Huber

Associate Professor of Library Science
Director of the Knowledge Lab

What most excites me about the space is the ways in which students and faculty will experiment with what we consider knowledge and scholarship. If a student is assigned a presentation to deliver content, maybe typically they would create a PPT. This could be an effective way to deliver the content, but maybe after the student has tried our Riso printer or tested the podcast booth, they choose to tell a story through a booklet or an audio recording where they incorporate interviews, maybe even use stop-motion photography with cardboard designs they’ve made. The possibilities are endless. I am ready to be amazed by the creations and conversations the space will spark across campus.

Robin Meher

Robin Meher

Knowledge Lab Manager

What I’m most excited about: Assisting students, faculty and staff with their projects. We have Cricuts and sewing machines and Raspberry Pis, but they are nothing without your ideas and creativity. I can’t wait to see all the ways you will bring your Knowledge to life in the Lab!

Abinash Mallick

Abinash Mallick

Graduate Assistant
MFA Visual Perform Arts (Studio Arts)

As a graduate assistant at the Knowledge Lab, I aim to provide technical support, encourage participants to work together, share ideas and resources, and foster a creative atmosphere that encourages experimentation and innovation that explores their creative potential. I'm looking forward to collaborating with you all!

Contact Info:

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Knowledge Lab Manager: Robin Meher, 765.496.1883,

Associate Professor of Library Science and The Director of the Knowledge Lab: Sarah Huber, 765.494.9993,

If you are interested in collaborating on a class session or maker event in the Knowledge Lab, please contact Sarah Huber at