Singh Imagineering Lab (Tinker)


Empowering Students to Innovate

“What if…?”  The Binoy K. Singh Imagineering Laboratory, also known as “The Tinker Lab,” gives students the resources to take on extracurricular engineering initiatives and think about new ways to address society’s challenges. The Singh Imagineering Lab provides easy access to entrepreneurially minded College of Engineering students, and other BU students working with them, without limiting the topic or timeframe of use. Using the lab’s tools and machinery—and guidance from faculty, graduate students and undergraduate peers—students are encouraged to pursue their ideas and designs. Where applicable, they can take projects to the prototype stage and enter them in design competitions—here are examples of some projects students have worked on in the Imagineering Lab. And where feasible, they will be encouraged to take on partners from BU’s Questrom School of Business, work on plans to potentially commercialize their products and enter them in business competitions.

Eligible Students

  • BU College of Engineering Students
  • BU students working with at least one BU College of Engineering Student
  • Note: Completion of a 30-minute safety course is required.

44 Cummington Mall, 1st floor


8/15/21 Fall 21

We plan to open Tinker after the first day of classes with regular walk in service.  We will be posting a Fall 21 Training schedule at the Required Safety Training Page.  You must be trained to use Tinker.  Please review the Competition page for the Fall 21 Competition.

We try to keep this schedule updated:

Tinker Schedule Click here

Hours may change but are usually posted at the door or call or e-mail for updates.

Below is the schedule we try to keep, but might change.

Monday to Thursday | Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday to Sunday | Noon to 6:00 PM
Closed Holidays and Breaks

(After 6pm or on a weekend you will want to be sure to already have card access to the front door of 44 Cummington Mall (ERB). To do this, please go to Zaius and request access to “Ingalls” which will include the front door of ERB (you should have already received an email introducing you to Ingalls and Zaius).


See “Required Safety Trainingto use the lab.