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The MakerLab at Main Campus and the 3D Printing/Virtual Reality Lab at Romeoville Campus are both open to JJC and community members.


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 Location & Hours 

The MakerLab is located in T-1034 (T-Building). It is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m.

A MakerLab assistant will be available to help with any questions.

Romeoville 3D Printing Virtual Reality Lab

The MakerLab is excited to be a partner in opening a new 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 3D printing are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Send an email to makerlab@jjc.edu to secure your spot. 

Days and times for virtual reality (ages 13 and up) vary week to week. Send an email to ccase@jjc.edu 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!

Summer Membership Special!

In lieu of classes and workshops this summer, we are offering a special membership rate for the semester. For $49, members have access (by appointment) to both labs during open hours, which includes assistance from staff. The membership rate for current JJC students is $30 for the summer semester. Additional fees apply for materials. 


MakerLab Basics

  • 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.

    Resources include:

    • 3D Printers: Filament (FDM) and Resin (SLA)
    • A variety of different colors of filament
    • Laser Engraver
    • 3D Scanner with Turntable
    • Vinyl Cutter
    • 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.


    Summer Special (May 22-Aug. 10): $49
    Monthly: $35
    Quarterly: $60
    Yearly: $150
    Employee Annual (Current employees only): $140
    Semester (Current JJC students only): $30

    Additional fees apply for materials. Fees for Workshop Tuesdays are waived for members. 

    Become a Member

    Release Form for Ages 16 or Younger


  • 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.

    Pay for MakerLab Materials

  • Appointments Required

    Make an Appointment to Visit

    Please make an appointment to visit the MakerLab. Note: Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    To Make an Appointment:

    1. Email Debra Daun at ddaun@jjc.edu
    2. Submit two preferred times to use the MakerLab, including start and end time.
    3. If you will be attending with a minor, list all names of each person who will attend the appointment.
    4. You will receive a confirmation email.

  • Take a Tour

    We are always happy to show you or your group around the MakerLab. Contact Debra Daun at (815) 280-6679 or ddaun@jjc.edu for more information or to request a tour.

  • Custom Work

    If your schedule is packed, but you need an item created, we can do it for you! No membership is required. Contact us at makerlab@jjc.edu to discuss your project and to obtain a quote. 

    Project Pricing*

    • 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 makerlab@jjc.edu. 

    *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.


More Information

  • COVID-19 Update

    In the event of important deadlines or class dates changing due to COVID-19, please visit JJC's COVID FAQ page for the most up-to-date information. All continuing education courses will follow JJC's COVID-19 precautions.

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