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Facilities

We have a range of facilities available for CCI students and staff, we do everything we can to minimise the cost, and as such all equipment is free to use and some consumables are provided.

Some equipment will require a safety induction before operation, if you wish to use any equipment please ask a technician first.

Buildings and Spaces

CCI is spread across multiple buildings along Peckham Road, South London. You can see the locatio...

What kit can I borrow?

There is a large array of equipment available to use in addition to the fixed equipment listed he...

What access do I have to UAL technical resources?

UAL has a wide range of technical resources which are built to serve the learning outcomes of the...

Health & Safety

Computers and Software

We have a large number of loanable Mac laptops and fixed high-spec computers across our sites.

Soldering & Electronics Bench

There are 3 fully kitted out electronics test benches at CCI as well as a number of on-demand sol...

Digital Knitting Machine

We have a Silver Reed SK840 Knitting Machine which can be programmed to create custom knitted pie...

Digital Embroidery

We have a Brother Innov-is V3 Embroidery Machine which can be programmed to create custom embroid...

3D Printing

We have 3x Prusa i3 MK3S+ and 3x Prusa MINI+ 3D printers that use the Fused Filament Fabrication ...

Laser Cutter

We have a Trotec Speedy 400 which can cut, engraved or etched paper, card, wood and plastic designs.

About

The laser cutter was purchased in 2021 by UAL Creative Computing Institute and partly funded by t...

Who can use the laser cutter?

Only people in the following groups of students and staff are permitted to use the laser cutter a...

Safety

The laser cutter while generally quite safe to use when operated correctly, however it can be a d...

Inductions

Creative Computing Institute CCI Students and Staff can book a laser cutter induction through ORB...

Laser Safe Materials

Only approved materials can be used in the laser cutter. If you are unsure please visit the CCI t...

Creating a file in Illustrator

Although it's outside the scope of this guide to tell you how to use Adobe Illustrator, we'll cov...

Ruby: Introduction

This is the first of several pages that will guide you through how to use Trotec Ruby to prepare ...

How to trust Trotec Ruby certificate on Windows 10

This guide will show you how to trust the Trotec Ruby certificate on Windows 10 to avoid security...

How to trust Trotec Ruby certificate on macOS

This guide will show you how to trust the Trotec Ruby certificate on macOS to avoid security warn...

Ruby: Manage Screen

The manage view allows you to open, delete or upload files as well as organise them, we'll start ...

Ruby: Design Screen

Once you open the design in Design Screen you should see the artwork you've created. You will be ...

Powering on the laser cutter

The laser cutter key is currently stored in the CCI staff office PR_B503. To turn on the laser cu...

Ruby: Prepare Screen

Once you've pushed your design over to the Prepare Screen you'll see it sitting in the working ar...

Ruby: Design Array

One of the most useful features in Ruby is the ability to automatically create a repeating grid f...

Ruby: Produce Screen

On this screen you can see the queued jobs and monitor their progress remotely. This is useful if...

Focusing the laser

Once your material has been put in, you need to focus the laser beam onto the surface of the mate...

Running a job

Once you've designed, prepared and queued up your job it will appear on the touch screen ready to...

Box maker software/apps

Any material box makers: https://www.instructables.com/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Laser-cut-Box-Genera...

Virtual Reality

We have a number of VR headsets available to students including access to high spec gaming PCs fo...

Vinyl Cutter

We have a Silhouette Cameo 4 vinyl cutter which can also operate as a pen plotter.

Sewing Machine

We have a Brother Innov-is A150 sewing machine.

Drawing Machine

We have an Evil Mad Scientist AxiDraw V3 A3 as well as a Silhouette Cameo 4, which you'll find un...