What is the IC Makerspace?

The IC Makerspace is a collaborative work space used for making, learning, exploring and sharing while utilizing a range of high tech to no tech tools.

Empowering personal creativity

3D printed frog resting on someone's palm

Digital objects can be brought to life with a 3D Printer, such as this tree frog!

Makerspaces provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. The IC Makerspace is the newest addition to the Center for Creative Technology.

The space is equipped with a 3D printer and laser cutter, which lends itself to projects related to a variety of disciplines including art, computer science, graphic design, animation, game design, robotics, and more. 

A student leans in towards the sewing machine about to sew a seam on peach colored fabric

The CCT Staff can teach you how to sew your own mask in 15 minutes or less

Check out the list below of available equipment in the makerspace to get an idea of what kinds of projects can be completed in the space.

COVID-19 safety protocol such as frequent handwashing/sanitizing, wearing a face mask and social distancing when possible are in place.

Available Stations

These are the things you can do in the makerspace

The Dremel 3D45 3D printer is a wonderful tool for bringing digital files to life. 3D printing can be useful for students to experience how their work will translate as a 3D figure. 

The Makerspace is equipped with a Dremel LC40 laser cutter. The machine works by uploading a compatible digital file that can be etched into your material with the laser. Due to the limitations of our current space, the laser cutter in the Makerspace will be used solely for work with natural wood materials to limit potential harmful toxins. Laser cutting can be a great tool for classroom projects or other use around campus, such as creating signage.

Cricut Maker handles fabrics, leather, paper, and balsa wood with effortless precision. Cricut Maker quickly and accurately cuts 300+ materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like matboard, leather, and basswood.  Explore potential project ideas with the Cricut Blog.

Ever wanted to carve your own wooden spoon? How about make some fashionable wooden earrings? The Makerspace is equipped with a handheld Dremel Rotary tool, light woodworking tools, and a solid maple top work bench ready for your light woodworking projects.

Learn how to hand stamp a bracelet or necklace or wrap your favorite trinket into a ring to wear. Other supplies include: earring hooks, ring sizing tools, keychain rings.

Two Bernina Sewing machines are available for a range of simple to complex sewing projects. Other materials available include knitting, crochet, and embroidery supplies.

Stop by or make a reservation today!

Fall 2021 Hours:

M-F 10am-5pm

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