What is a MakerLab?

A MakerLab is an open community lab which includes elements from machine shops, workshops, design studios and collaborative spaces. MakerLabs encourage collaboration and 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.

The MakerLab at JJC is open to the entire community! Create your next innovative project or invention in our MakerLab. Whether you need to use a 3D printer or laser engraver, this state-of-the art equipment will take your projects to the next level.

Resources include:

  • 3D Printers, both Filament (FDM) and Resin (SLA)

  • Laser Engraver

  • 3D Scanner with Turntable

  • Vinyl Cutter

  • 3D Large Format Printer

  • &  More!

MakerLab Machines & Resources Quick Guide

NOTE: In the event of important deadlines or class dates changing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please visit for the most up-to-date information.


We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year for children and adults to learn about 3D printing and Laser Cutting. To view the available workshops and register, click on Workshops above.

For more information about the MakerLab, contact Debra Daun, MakerLab Assistant at (815) 280-6679 or

Become a member!

JJC’s MakerLab is open to the community. A membership gives you access to the MakerLab during open lab hours. MakerLab Memberships are available at monthly, semester or yearly rates.

MakerLab is located at JJC’s Main Campus in T-Building, Room 1034. A MakerLab Assistant is available during open lab hours to help with any questions.

MakerLab is open by appointment only beginning August 17, 2020.

Appointment Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10a.m.-3p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4-9p.m.

For more information, contact Debra Daun at (815) 280-6679 or

Please note:
• Due to COVID-19 protocols we are limiting the number of members permitted in the MakerLab at one time.
• No walk-ins will be accommodated.
• For an appointment, please email Debra Daun at
• Please submit two preferred times to use the MakerLab, including start and end time for the requested appointment.
• If you will be attending with a minor, list all names of each person who will attend the appointment.
• You will receive a confirmation email with details for your appointment.

For information about Joliet Junior College Operations, click here.

Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the MakerLab.

Underage Member Agreement: A signed copy of this form must be on file in the MakerLab for any members ages 18 & younger. Download the form



JJC Supporting Frontline Health Workers by Creating, Donating PPE  (Joliet Junior College)

Joliet Junior College donates protective masks to help combat COVID-19 (The Herald News)

Joliet Junior College Donates 3D-Printed Medical Masks to Local Hospitals (Joliet Patch)

Reference Materials

3D Printing Basics tips and resources
Laser Cutting resources

Photo Gallery


Check out some of the cool things made in our MakerLab!