If you visit the IMRC FabLab this fall, you’ll see a new addition in the form of an interactive smart display panel mounted on the wall outside the Prototyping Lab. The roll-out of this new checkout station represents months of work by recent New Media graduates Nicolette Hashey and James LeVasseur in developing our first online reservation system. The application, designed and built by Hashey and LeVasseur as part of their Capstone research, is actually a custom-built WordPress plugin designed to improve access to the FabLab’s resources and streamline some of the back-end processes that track our makers’ account funds and usage.