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About the sandbox.

Located on the UofM Main Campus in McWherter Library, the sandbox. is a collection of collaborative spaces and technology available to all UofM students and employees. The sandbox. spaces include a Video Studio, an Audio Studio, a Presentation Practice Studio, and a Creatorspace that includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, gaming corner, workshop space, and more. To learn more, visit our Creatorspace & Studios page. To reserve any of our technology or spaces, visit our Reservation page. To be authorized to use our 3D printers, laser cutter, and studios, you must take an orientation. To learn more, visit our Orientations & Workshops page. The sandbox. also includes technology that can be checked out for free with your UofM ID from McWherter's 1st Floor Check Out Desk and brought home with you. Our Check Out Technology includes laptops, art tablets, audio recorders, calculators, cameras, charger cords, headphones, microphones, projectors, video games, and more. To view a full list and learn more, visit our Check Out Technology page.

Email the sandbox. Working Group at thesandbox@memphis.edu for more information, collaboration opportunities, or project questions.


COVID-19 Updates

Due to restrictions during the pandemic, some sandbox. access and procedures have changed. Check back for updates.

  • The Video Studio and Presentation Practice Studio are only available for one patron at a time. They can be reserved online, but scheduling may change due to safety procedures.
  • Online orientations are now available for the Video Studio and the Presentation Practice Studio. Online orientations for the Audio Studio, 3D Printer and Laser Cutter will be available soon.
  • Any in-person orientations are suspended until further notice. If you need assistance with any of our technology, please contact thesandbox@memphis.edu.


This video was created by Chase Wall, Caleb Lovett, Cassidy West, Jason Thibodeaux, and Colton Rhoads.