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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 Locations & Hours 

Main Campus MakerLab

The Main Campus location is in T-1034 (T-Building). It operates Monday through Thursday for appointments. Please email makerlab@jjc.edu 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 makerlab@jjc.edu

For virtual reality, 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!


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
    • 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 Membership Special

    If you've been thinking about joining the MakerLab, the summer is the perfect time to give it a shot! We are offering a summer membership special that gives you access to both labs for only $49 for the summer (May 20 - Aug. 8) semester.

    Current Prices

    Summer Special: $49
    Month: $40
    Quarter: $100
    Year: $200
    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.


  • Appointments Required

    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:

    1. Email Debra Daun at ddaun@jjc.edu
    2. Submit two preferred times for your visit, 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 either location. Send an email to makerlab@jjc.edu for more information or to request a tour. 

    Please note that at this time, the MakerLab can only accommodate groups of 30 or fewer people for tours or field trips.

    If you would like to incorporate a tour of the MakerLab into a field trip that includes other areas of JJC, such as the Trackman Planetarium, please send an email to fieldtripcoordinator@jjc.edu for more information.

  • Custom Work

    If your schedule is packed, but you need an item created, we can do it for you! No membership is required. 

    To start the process, please complete the MakerLab Creation Request form, and a staff member will follow up with you shortly.


    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 staff 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.


MakerLab Classes and Events

MakerLab class offerings can be viewed in the current Community & Continuing Education catalog or in the tabs below.

  • MakerLab Open House

    MakerLab Open House

    Explore all that you can do with 3D printing and other technology in the MakerLab at JJC's Main Campus! JJC employees will be on hand to discuss your project ideas and help you become familiar with the lab's equipment, including a variety of filament and resin 3D printers, a laser cutter, a 3D scanner, soldering equipment and much more! Registration for this free event is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

    Summer | Tuesday, May 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Main Campus | Free


  • Project-Based 3D-Printing Classes

    3D-Printed Card Models: Spacecraft (LLC 1219)

    From a galaxy far, far away: a 3D-printing class for the whole family! Each adult/child team will learn how to 3D print a spacecraft-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. 

    Summer | Monday, May 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Romeoville Campus | Ages 8 & Up | $59

    Build a Tealight Lantern (LLC 1249)

    Unleash your imagination and illuminate your surroundings with a 3D-printed tealight lantern inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Join us for a hands-on journey into the world of modern craftsmanship, where technology meets artistry to create stunning decorative pieces. Led by our expert instructor, this class introduces you to the fascinating realm of 3D printing and its endless possibilities

    Summer | Monday, July 8 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Main Campus | $59


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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