Prototyping and media content creation resources for community-based small businesses & startups.

 

A full suite of maker equipment for prototyping and product development

Tools, software, and space for rich content and media creation

Hands-one technical support, training & mentorship

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As part of a new EDA-funded grant, SPRINT Challenge, the Startup Tucson Lauch Lab is freely available to participating companies.

prototyping Studio

Lean prototyping is an essencial entrepreneural skill.  Leveraging the tools and equipment in the Launch Lab's  state-of-the-art prototyping studio, you will have the opportunity to test your product's design and usability. Pair these tools with our Prototyping & Product Design Masterclass to maximize your startup's growth and build great products that will delight your customers. 

Title
Item Description
Training Required
Ender 5 Plus
Large form factor 3D printer
Yes
Laser Cutter
60 Watt CO₂ laser cutter/engraver | 50cm x 70cm
Yes
Formlabs Form 3 Kit
Resin 3D Printer
Yes
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ kit
Multi-material 3D printer
Yes
US Cutter MH 871
Vinyl Cutter
Yes
Heat Press
For sublimation ink transfer to T-shirts, mugs, caps, candles etc.
Yes
Electronics Station
Contains everything you would need to fabricate an electronic project from general soldering/SMD stereoscopic microscope soldering to cable management.
Yes
Assembly Station
Wide array of misc hand tools, cordless drills, & impact drivers.
No
Rotary Station
We have a Dremel rotary tool for light misc fabrication and carving/sculpting. Also we have workpiece fixturing equipment.
No
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Meet the Prototyping Studio Specialist 

Soroosh Hedayati supports the prototyping studio in Startup Tucson's Launch Lab. Best known as the founder and inventor of Micro Safari, Soroosh works with mixed mediums to create museum exhibits and consumer products that inspire a sense of curiosity and wonder. Soroosh's works can be found on display at CuriOdyssey, the premier children's science museum on the San Francisco Peninsula, Rethink Waste, a museum built to inspire and educate on practices of sustainability, and at the Tucson Children's Museum.

interact with our formlabs 3d printer!

 

Media Studio

 

In today's digital marketplace, high-quality multi-media content creation is a must.  Whether you are looking for professional product photography, crystal clear explainer videos, or in-depth podcasting, the media studio has your covered.  Pair these tools with our eCommerce Masterclass to reach new customers and accelerate your growth. 

Item Name
Item Description
Training Required
Canon 6D Mark II DSLR
Camera - 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DIGIC 7 Image Processor 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System Full HD Video at 60 fps; Digital IS
Yes
EOS M200 compact mirrorless (4K Canon cameras)
Camera - Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with eye detection AF High-image quality with 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor. 4K video and 4K time-lapse movie along with vertical video 3.0-Inch touch panel LCD screen with tilt Option for 180° for selfies. Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology with auto image transfer.
Yes
GVM RGB LED Studio Video Bi-Color Soft 1200D 3-Light Panel Bundle
Lighting
No
Wireless GO 2 Rode Mics
Audio compatible with on camera, phone, and podcasting capability.
Yes
Phone tripod & overhead shot capability
Extras
Yes
Replica Surfaces
Surfaces for product photography
No
GVM LED Video Light Wand TD-JY258
Adding light to any product or person
No
Foldio3 + Halo Bars + Foldio360 Turntable | 25" Portable Foldable Product Photo Lightning Studio with 360 Smart Turntable |
360 turntable photography and videography for exceptional product shots
Yes
Table Top Acrylic Sign Holder
For branding when you shoot photos/video
No
Zhiyun Crane-M2 3-in-1 Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone/Sport Action Cameras/Light Weight Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, 3-Axis All-in-One
Stabilizer for creating smooth shots
Yes
Rode Microphones NT-USB Mini Studio-Quality USB Microphone
USB Mic for podcasting, meetings, or other audio needs via computer.
Yes
Video Editing Computer
Lenovo - Legion 5 15"- AMD Ryzen 7 5800H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Phantom Blue
Yes
Travel Smart by Conair Ladderkart Professional Grade Combination Stepladder and Hand Cart
Step stool for different points of view
No
bigbenbear Selfie Light with Stand, Portable Phone Holder with Remote for YouTube/TikTok/Video Recording/Photography/Reading(White)
Phone tripod with light for content creation
Yes
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Meet the Media Studio Specialist 

Angelique Aubrahm McBee will support entrepreneurs in the media studio. She has been a successful entrepreneur as the founder of Aubrahm Photography for over 8 years. Previously, Angelique was a part of the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management as their Production Manager & Photographer. In her role at Startup Tucson she brings tactical expertise to help entrepreneurs bring their stories to life through rich content creation, marketing, and technology.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a cost to use the Launch Lab?


Launch Lab use is freely available to participants enrolled in the SPRINT Challenge program (with supplies and materials costs charged on a per use basis). Read more about elegibility and enrolling in the SPRINT Challenge programs at https://www.startuptucson.com/sprintchallenge.




Do I need prior experience to use the equipment in the Launch Lab?


Once accepted to the SPRINT Challenge Program, the Launch Lab is available for all types of users, ranging from beginner to expert. Supervision and training (provided by Startup Tucson) will be required to use certain equipment. Additionally, all users will have to agree to the Lab terms and conditions.




Am I responsible for materials costs?


It depends on the materials or supplies and quantity used. Startup Tucson will have some materials and supplies on-site that may be utlized by program participants. Projects will be weighted/measured upon completition and participants will be required to pay for the cost of the materials used. Other small projects/items are included in participant general use of the Lab. Startup Tucson encourages participants to bring their own project specific supplies for larger projects. When you request access to the Launch Lab, you will work with a Project Coordinator and Specialist to determine your lab needs, what materials you will require and an approximate cost.




What are the hours of the Launch Lab?


Currently, the hours for the Launch Lab are Monday - Thursday, 10am - 4pm, by appointment only. Once enrolled, there is currently no limit to the number of hours each participant company can use the Lab.