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.


The Makerspace provides a range of materials and machinery in a space that is staffed with student design and instructional support.

Empowering Personal Creativity
Makerspace facilities provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  By taking an innovative approach to engaging students, developing cross-disciplinary skills and connecting a community of innovative thinkers, the IC Makerspace helps prepare students for success.  

The space is equipped with a laser cutter, sewing machines and various hand crafting tools, which can be leveraged for projects related to a variety of disciplines including art, computer science, graphic design, animation, game design, robotics, and more. 

Available Stations

These are some of the many creative things you can do in the IC Makerspace

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.

The 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.


Design your own or digitize an existing design and translate it onto a tshirt, hat, mug, sweatshirt, or more!

Cricut Tools Available:

  • 2 Cricut Makers
    • Foil transfer kit
    • Deep point blade
    • Fine point blade
    • Knife blade
    • Rotary blade
    • Calligraphy, Fine point, and Gel pens
  • 1 Hat Press
  • 1 Mug Press
  • 1 Heat Press
  • 1 Heat Press Mini

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.

The Brother SE1900 embroidery machine offers an intelligent but simple to use single-needle computerized embroidery machine experience complete with an auto-threader, bobbin thread runout detection, and built in fonts for quick designs on the machine's touchscreen interface. Work with a Creative Technology Specialist to digitize any graphic you want to embroider and learn the process of computerized embroidery.

The 3D Printers just might be your ultimate tool for boundless creativity in our cutting-edge Makerspace. Bring their wildest ideas to life with precision and ease by effortlessly translating your imagination into tangible reality.  Whether you're a hobbyist, a student working on an assignment or faculty,  the 3D printers will revolutionize your creative journey!

The Unlimited Use of Free Materials section is filled with objects, items, and materials that have been found, donated, repurposed and/or re-homed. This collection is available for all clients of the CCT to use for whatever project they may envision.

We also accept donations to this free collection:

  • Any fabric donations must be clean and in usable condition
  • Electronics do not need to be functioning but should not have any potentially harmful components