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Empowering Creativity and Innovation in North Iowa

The NIACC Innovation Workspace is an academic and community fabrication laboratory - a makerspace - empowering your creativity.

Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, or a hobbyist, join this community of like-minded thinkers and problem solvers. 

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In June, Four teams competed to create the best solution to a mystery prompt!

Check out this highlight video to see what was created and who won!

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Spring Workshop Series

Get ready for the Make-A-Thon and learn about using our equipment during our upcoming Workshops!
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3D Printing

Come and learn how to design for FDM 3D Printers! This is a great opportunity to learn how these versatile tools work!
April 11th 6pm – 8pm
April 13th, 9am – 11am
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Laser Cutting

The laser is one of the most popular pieces of equipment we have! Burning and etching allows you to make amazing projects. Join us to learn how!
April 18th, 6pm – 8pm
April 20th, 9am – 11am
Arduino and Copper

Arduinos

This little circuit board are able to provide control over a wide variety of projects! Come and learn how to make your projects come alive with these controllers!
April 25th, 6pm – 8pm
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Resin Printing

Need more detail that the FDM printers just can't produce? Come and learn the Resin 3D Printer! This machine can create incredible detail for all your nitty-gritty needs!
April 27th, 9am – 11am
Vinyl Signs

Vinyl Cutting

Ever played with a CriCut? Our vinyl cutter is very similar but lets you create designs up to 2ft across! Join us to learn this tool and customize your own vinyl tote bag!
May 4th, 9am – 11am
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3D Scanning

Looking to recreate or modify an existing design? Join us to learn the basics of taking a 3D scan with incredible detail!
May 11th, 9am – 11am
Make-A-Thon Orientation

Make-A-Thon Orientation

The Make-A-Thon is nearly upon us! Grab your crew and make sure they attend one of the two orientation which go over the details of the competition!
May 18th, 9am – 11am
May 26th, 1pm – 3pm
Make-A-Thon Final Q&A

Make-A-Thon Final Q&A

It is go-time! This workshop is just one week before the Make-A-thon! Time to ask any questions you may have about the event or the equipment before we begin!
June 1st, 9am – 11am

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Exploring the Makerspace Tools

ReEnvision Ag - Resin Parts Landscape3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, enables the swift creation of prototypes using a diverse range of materials and cutting-edge techniques. The workspace has both Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Stereolithography (SLA) printing capabilities for hobbyist and industry alike.

Maker Access Pass  |  3-Month Membership Plans

NIACC Student

FREE!

As a NIACC Student, you are able to access all of the workspace trainings and equipment for FREE! But you will need to pay for the materials you consume.

  • Access to all tools after a completed safety course
  • Access the workspace 1-6pm M-F and by appointment
  • Purchase your own materials as needed

Family

$199

Family memberships allow the whole family to get in on the run of making! Designed for a family of four with the option to add additional children. (+ $69 per additional child)

  • Access to all tools after a completed safety course
  • A quarterly supply of materials

  • Materials: 400g PLA Filament, 300g Gray Resin, 8 sq. ft. Vinyl and Transfer Tape

Individual

$139

Individual members get access to all of the workspace tools and trainings, plus a quarterly allotment of materials. You will be charged additionally if you exceed these amounts.

  • Access to all tools after a completed safety course
  • Access the workspace 1-6pm M-F and by appointment
  • Materials: 200g PLA Filament, 100g Gray Resin, 4 sq. ft. Vinyl and Transfer Tape

Business

$375

Business memberships allow your team to access the equipment trainings and equipment for prototyping and product development. (3 users + $99 per additional user)

  • Access to all tools after a completed safety course
  • Access the workspace 1-6pm M-F and priority appointments in the morning
  • Materials: 600g PLA Filament, 300g Gray Resin, 12 sq. ft. Vinyl and Transfer Tape
* For group memberships, the primary member can sign themselves up, but other members will need to be added by Innovation Workspace Staff. Reach out if you have questions or need help getting your membership set up!

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What do YOU want to Make?

We can help put your ideas into motion — It's What We Do!

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