Collaborative Experiential Learning Laboratory

The CELL

The CELL supports creative, interdisciplinary work that is both playful and profound. It is equipped with a 3D printer and board games, Virtual Reality and glue sticks. The construction of the CELL reflects its inclusive, experimental identity: it was designed by students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who were given a broad mandate and supported with appropriate tools. 

Location and contact

The Collaborative Experiential Learning Laboratory is located in Room W10, West Holmes Hall. The CELL has open hours during the week.

  • Individual students may drop in during Open Hours, or by arrangement.
  • Instructors may drop in during Open Hours, or sign out a key.
  • To reserve a time for your class, please email the CELL Director, Dr. Isaac Record at irecord@msu.edu.

Questions? Contact the CELL Director, Dr. Isaac Record at irecord@msu.edu or in person during Open Hours.

Student wearing VR goggles with hand controllers

Students laughing playing a game

 

  • Available Equipment

    Available Equipment

    Computer Numerical Controlled Prototyping

    • Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer
    • Cricut paper, fabric, and vinyl cutter
    • Carvey desktop mill

    Tools for prototyping, repair, and making

    • Janome DC5100 sewing machine
    • Brother serger
    • Dremel 3000 rotary tools
    • Wood carving and woodburning set
    • Jewelry making kit
    • Glue guns
    • Lego blocks
    • Play-doh
    • a wide variety of hand tools, including hammers, precision screwdrivers, clamps, levels, and hex wrenches

    Documentation tools

    • Instant cameras
    • Audio recorders
    • Green screen
    • USB microphone
    • BenQ HT2150ST 1080p short throw projector
    • label maker

    Electronics Prototyping Kits

    • Raspberry Pi 3 B+
    • Makey makey
    • Arduino
    • Flora
    • a wide variety of sensors and actuators, plus alligator clips, breadboards, and soldering equipment

    Games and teambuilding tools

    • Giant Jenga
    • Boggle
    • Mysterium
    • Pandemic
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Apples to Apples
    • Hedbanz Act Up!
    • Photosynthesis
    • Nmbr 9
    • Forbidden Island
    • Story Cubes
    • Cubetto robot coding set
    • T-shirt iron-on transfers
    • Button maker
    • Sticker maker