Students work with Guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything.
For Young Makers
This DIY maker-space lets kids experiment with real tools to design their own creations. The TinkerLab features professionally trained staff, visiting engineers, and special programs.
A makerspace with access to laser cutting and 3D printing near the Thorndale Red Line offering after school programs.
Offering classes, summer camps, day camps, birthday parties, and field trips for kids.
Part of the MIT network of Fab Labs, which are all over the world! The Fab Lab evolved from the Center for Bits and Atoms, and from a class called "How to Make (almost) Anything."
Robot City Workshop is a multi-purpose storefront offering kits, parts, workshops and event space.
The Greenhouse MakerLab is a space that empowers everyone that visits to learn, create, and explore as artists, engineers, designers, and more. Whether it’s building robots, designing and decorating your own greeting cards, or 3D printing your own miniature figurines, the MakerLab offers a hands-on learning environment for all ages: kids and adults. We offer classes, workshops, camps, and open-lab time to allow anyone to learn new skills and grow as a problem-solver and creative thinker.
YOUmedia Chicago is an innovative, 21st century teen digital learning space at 19 Chicago Public Library locations. With an emphasis on digital media and the maker movement, teens engage in projects across a variety of core content areas including graphic design, photography, video, music, 2D/3D design, STEM and hands-on making. YOUmedia connects young adults, books, media, mentors and institutions throughout Chicago in dynamic spaces designed to inspire collaboration and creativity.