Spring 2015 For Credit Courses at the Illinois MakerLab

Due to the phenomenal response we got last year, we are proud to announce that we will be bringing back the “Making Things” class this spring along with a new seminar course in Digital Making. To learn more and sign up click here   !  



Friday Workshops are Back!!!

We are happy to announce that Friday workshops are now back at the Illinois MakerLab. Stop by to learn more about 3D printing and 3D modeling. Sign up for one, right now.

Make your own Halloween Costume!

Halloween is just around the corner. If you are like us, you are still trying to decide what costume you will wear this year. Store bought costumes are cliche, expensive, and often fit poorly. Fortunately, our Lab can fix this! Using the power of 3D printing, you can create your a customize and unique costume […]


Workshop in progress

MakerLab Hosts MSBA Students

Last Friday, our Lab hosted 40 students from our College’s Masters of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) program. These students received a tour of the Lab and had the opportunity to create their own customizable key chains. Although none of these students had any prior exposure to 3D printing technology, within less than 30 minutes, […]

MakerLab supports student startups at 54.io

The MakerLab is a sponsor for the weekend startup event 54.io organized by students for students, at the University of Illinois. Teams of students working on physical products for their startups will have free access to the MakerLab during special weekend hours this weekend.

The MakerLab has supported several startups and entrepreneurs. Find out more in the videos below. Subscribe to our youtube channel to get more videos about the lab, follow us on twitter or Like us on Facebook.




Film & Filament Night (September 26)

    On Friday, September 26 (from 6pm to 8pm), the MakerLab will host its second Film & Filament night. We will be premiering Print the Legend on our big 70 inch HDTV and designing and printing objects linked to the movie’s theme. This is a totally free event and open to everyone on campus. […]

Free Print Wednesdays are Back!

In response to popular demand, the MakerLab brings back Free Print Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm, all prints (one hour or less) are free of charge! In less than an hour you could print lots of cool and useful things such as one wrench, two iPhone cases, or three whistles. This semester, the […]


Meet the Maker : Matthew Schroyer

Matthew Shroyer is a tinkerer bar none. He is journalist, robotics enthusiast, STEM educator and Maker all rolled into one. He is designing a new board with sensors for urban air pollution and is planning on a kickstarter soon. He came to the makerlab to prototype some cases for his sensor. Find out more at […]

Try our New Flexible Filament!

People often wonder what sort of materials can be 3D printed. Actually, 3D printers can print a wide variety of materials including plastics, metals, wood, paper, and even chocolate! Most of the printing done in our Lab uses a material called PLA, which is a strong, hard, and rigid thermoplastic made from corn. PLA is […]

Flex Filament 3

Meet the Maker : Greg Damhorst

Greg Damhorst(http://gregory.damhorst.net/) is a bio engineering student (we seem to be getting a lot of them!) who designed and printed a custom piece of equipment for his lab over a weekend, starting from scratch! Meet the other makers on our Youtube Channel