Remote Resources

The IRL is offering remote resources for students, faculty, and staff who’re trying to get things done at home! Below are some of our offerings.

Tool Checkout


Not comfortable working in the lab? Individuals within the DePaul community can check out toolkits for at-home-projects. Visit our tool checkout page to learn how to access the reservation portal as well as view photos of each kit to ensure you are getting everything you need.


The tools available include:

  • Saws
  • Work Gloves / Safety Glasses
  • Chisel Sets
  • Files
  • Pliers
  • Drills
  • Utility Knives
  • Screw Driver Assortments
  • Home Tool Kits (for basic repairs ex. wrenches, sockets, hammer)
  • Sewing Machines
  • Multimeters
  • Soldering Irons +Accessories


Check out tools.

DePaul Kids

The IRL is currently piloting a 5-week, hands-on making program for kids ages 7-12 within the DePaul Community. The pilot will wrap up at the end of fall term, at which point we’ll roll out our next session to interested parents within the DePaul community. If you are interested in the pilot program Sign Up here.



Online Consulting


Want to meet up with other DePaul students to talk about course problems, remote learning challenges, or anything else? This is the place for you to go! Online Consulting sessions can be reserved in advance to chat with students in the DePaul community.


Schedule a consultation.


Remote Fabrication

If you’re off-campus, but still need something fabricated, we can help. IRL student employees are here with 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers to help you fabricate projects for class, or just for fun. For more information, visit the Remote Fabrication page, where you can work on getting certified to send in remote jobs.


Submit a remote job.