Create your next innovative project or invention in our labs. Whether you need to use a 3D printer, laser engraver or 3D scanner, our state-of-the-art equipment will take your projects to the next level!
MakerLab Locations & Hours
Main Campus MakerLab
The Main Campus location is in T-1034 (T-Building). It operates Monday through Thursday for appointments. Please email email@example.com before heading to the lab to make a reservation.
Romeoville 3D Printing Virtual Reality Lab
The MakerLab is excited to be a partner in opening a lab at JJC's Romeoville Campus in RMA 1000 right by the lobby. The lab is available to JJC students, staff and faculty, as well as MakerLab members.
Appointments for the MakerLab program at Romeoville Campus are available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For virtual reality, send an email to email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
If you happen to be at the Romeoville Campus and see that the lab is open, stop in and check us out!
What is a MakerLab?
A MakerLab is an open community lab that includes elements from machine shops, workshops, design studios and collaborative spaces. MakerLabs encourage innovation. These spaces are unique because not only do lab users have access to tools, but they have access to each other's skills and knowledge.
- 3D Printers: Filament (FDM) and Resin (SLA)
- A variety of different colors of filament
- Laser Engraver
- 3D Scanner with Turntable
- 3D Large Format Printer
- Sewing Machines
- Soldering Stations
- And More!
Become a Member
Become a Member
Want to have even more access to the MakerLab so you can utilize the equipment to work on your own projects? Members have access to the MakerLab during open lab hours, but reservations are required. Hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m.
Current JJC Employee Annual: $150
Current JJC Student Semester: $50 (The student fee includes a $20 credit to be used toward material fees.)
Additional fees apply for materials.
MakerLab Material Fees
To help keep the cost of memberships low, we charge a nominal fee for any materials you use while in the MakerLab. Please contact the MakerLab for more information regarding the current fees. You will be invoiced for your material fees. If you have received an invoice, please click the button below to pay your fees.
Members can bring their own materials, but they must be approved by staff first.
Make an Appointment to Visit
Please make an appointment to visit both locations. Note: Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
To Make an Appointment:
Take a Tour
We are always happy to show you or your group around either location. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a tour.
If your schedule is packed, but you need an item created, we can do it for you! No membership is required. Contact us at email@example.com to discuss your project and to obtain a quote.
- 3D Scanning: $75 per hour
- Laser Cutting: $50 per hour
- 3D Modeling: $75 per hour
- 3D Printing: Varies by project. Please request a quote
These prices are only a starting point. Every project is priced individually. We take into account the cost of materials, amount of hands-on time and machine usage. For an exact cost of your project, please contact us for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: Our prices are considered quite reasonable for the industry, however, our turnaround may be slower than what you may expect. Deadlines are dependent on MakerLab priorities of community and student access.
MakerLab Classes and Events
MakerLab class offerings can be viewed in the current Community & Continuing Education catalog or in the tabs below.
3D Printing/Virtual Reality Lab Open House
3D Printing/Virtual Reality Lab Open House
Explore all that you can do with 3D printing and virtual reality in Romeoville! JJC employees will be on hand to discuss your project ideas and help you become familiar with the lab's equipment. Registration for this free event is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.
Spring | Wednesday, March 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Romeoville Campus | Free
Build a 3D Printer Class
Build a 3D Printer Free Information Session
There will be a mandatory free information session to allow students to meet with the instructor, review course objectives and ask specific questions before enrolling.
Spring | Wednesday, March 20 | 7-8 p.m. | Romeoville Campus | Free
Build a 3D Printer (LLC 5895)
In this hands-on class, participants will assemble a basic 3D printer with full guidance from an experienced instructor. Topics will cover how to maintain and operate the machine as well as the basics of 3D printing. Each student will take home their assembled 3D printer and a full roll of filament. No prior experience is required. There will be a mandatory free information on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Enrollment for the build course will not open until after the info session. Kits will be ordered after registration closes; no refunds will be issued after the order is placed. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or can't attend the information session and would still like to build a printer.
Spring | Wednesdays, April 3-24 | 6-9 p.m. | Romeoville Campus | $389
Registration will open after the free information session for those students who attend or make arrangements with the class instructor.
Kids College 3D Printing Classes
3D-Printed Card Models: Dinosaurs (LLC 1231)
A 3D-printing class for the whole family! Each adult/child team will learn how to 3D print a dinosaur-themed model card kit to assemble. While it's printing, teams will receive a pre-printed kit to assemble and paint in class. *Please Note: Each paid registration covers one adult and one child from the same household. Additional family members may register at the reduced price of $10 per person. Please call (815) 280-1555 to register an additional family member.
Spring | Monday, Feb. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 8 and Up | Romeoville Campus | $59*
Print, Cut, Bake & Decorate (LLC 1223)
During this two-day class, you'll make your very own 3D-printed cookie cutters, cut your cookies, decorate your cookies and then enjoy! During the first day of the class in the 3D Printing Lab at Romeoville Campus, you will render a file, transfer it over to a 3D printer and let it print your cookie cutters. Use those personalized cutters the following week at City Center Campus to cut and bake your cookies. You'll also learn some basic techniques needed to flood and decorate your cookies. If you have ever wanted to experiment with royal icing, this is your class. Esta clase es en Ingles y Espanol!
Spring | Tuesday, March 5 & Thursday, March 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 8-14 | Romeoville Campus | $99
Project-Based 3D-Printing Classes
3D-Printed Flowers (LLC 1233)
Join us as we 3D print a floral bouquest that will never wilt and die. Each student will assemble a beautiful bouquet that's ideal for gifting or displaying. Please note: Each paid registration covers one person, ages 15 and up. An additional friend or family member may register at the reduced price of $39. Please call (815) 280-1555 to register an additional student.
Spring | Wednesday, March 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Romeoville Campus | $49
Make Your Own Fairy Garden (LLC 1229)
Create a living garden with a tiny cottage and magical crystals. Please note: Each paid registration covers one person, ages 12 and up. An additional friend or family member may register at the reduced price of $49. Please call (815) 280-1555 to register an additional student.
Spring | Tuesday, April 9 & 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Main Campus | $59
Print, Cut, Bake & Decorate (LLC 1221)
During this two-day class, you'll make your very own 3D-printed cookie cutters, cut your cookies, decorate your cookies and then enjoy! During the first day of the class in the 3D Printing Lab at Romeoville Campus, you will render a file, transfer it over to a 3D printer and let it print your cookie cutters. Use those personalized cutters the following week at City Center Campus to cut and bake your cookies. You'll also learn some basic techniques needed to flood and decorate your cookies. If you have ever wanted to experiment with royal icing, this is your class. Esta clase es en Ingles y Espanol.
Spring | Tuesdays, March 26 & April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Romeoville & City Center Campuses | $119
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