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=Welcome=
 
=Welcome=
Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop, housed in the Kaplan Institute, helps to ignite ideas with cutting-edge tools to enable students to transform their designs, products, and inventions into reality. In this state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping lab full-time staff and a diverse group of student workers advise users on everything from equipment use, mechanical and electrical design, embedded systems programming, and much more. As a campus wide resource students can use the Idea Shop for a class, research project, or their own personal endeavor.
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Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop, housed in the Kaplan Institute, helps to ignite ideas with cutting-edge tools to enable students to transform their designs, products, and inventions into reality. In this state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping lab, full-time staff and a diverse group of student workers advise users on equipment use, mechanical and electrical design, embedded systems programming, and much more. As a campus wide resource students can use the Idea Shop for a class, research project, or their own personal endeavor.
  
 
The Idea Shop is comprised of two spaces: The Grainger Maker Space, which houses our general shop tools, laser cutters, and CNC router, and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop - also known as the Assembly Area - which houses our 3D printers, CAD and electronics workstations, and ample workspace and storage space.
 
The Idea Shop is comprised of two spaces: The Grainger Maker Space, which houses our general shop tools, laser cutters, and CNC router, and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop - also known as the Assembly Area - which houses our 3D printers, CAD and electronics workstations, and ample workspace and storage space.
 
'''As of {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}} the Grainger Maker Space will remain closed to in-person use for the Fall 2020 semester, and the Assembly Area will be open to in-person use by appointment only.''' <span style="color:#FF0000">'''''These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.'''''</span>
 
 
*For [[Remote File Submissions| '''prototyping services via remote file submissions, see our Remote File Submission''']] page for details.
 
*To make an [https://dev.ideashop.iit.edu/safety/reservations| '''Assembly Area reservation, click here''']. ''Only users who have previously completed a safety training can  reserve work time or join another users reservation in the Assembly Area.
 
  
 
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First time users will need to take an [[Safety Training | online safety orientation]]. Users must abide by [[PPE | PPE requirements]] to enter the space.
 
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'''Due to COVID-19, the Grainger Maker Space will remain closed to in-person use. The Assembly Area will be open to in-person use by appointment only.''' <span style="color:#FF0000">'''''These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.'''''</span>
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*For [[Remote File Submissions| '''prototyping services via remote file submissions, see our Remote File Submission''']] page for details.
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*To make an [https://dev.ideashop.iit.edu/safety/reservations| '''Assembly Area reservation, click here''']. ''Only users who have previously completed a safety training can  reserve work time or join another users reservation in the Assembly Area.
  
  
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==About==
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This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:
 
This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:

Revision as of 16:31, 19 January 2021

Welcome

Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop, housed in the Kaplan Institute, helps to ignite ideas with cutting-edge tools to enable students to transform their designs, products, and inventions into reality. In this state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping lab, full-time staff and a diverse group of student workers advise users on equipment use, mechanical and electrical design, embedded systems programming, and much more. As a campus wide resource students can use the Idea Shop for a class, research project, or their own personal endeavor.

The Idea Shop is comprised of two spaces: The Grainger Maker Space, which houses our general shop tools, laser cutters, and CNC router, and the Janet & Craig Duchossois Idea Shop - also known as the Assembly Area - which houses our 3D printers, CAD and electronics workstations, and ample workspace and storage space.

Getting Started

First time users will need to take an online safety orientation. Users must abide by PPE requirements to enter the space.

Due to COVID-19, the Grainger Maker Space will remain closed to in-person use. The Assembly Area will be open to in-person use by appointment only. These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.


Friday August 19 2022
Stratasys F370 **NEW** ABS 3D printer is offline, coming soon!!.
Stratasys J55 **NEW** Polyjet 3D printer is offline, coming soon!!.
Form2 Resin 3D printer is online.
Monoprice Mini PLA 3D printer is online
Epilog mini laser cutter is online.
Epilog BIGGO **NEW** dual source laser is offline, coming soon!!.
ShopSabre **NEW** 3-Axis CNC Router is offline, coming soon!!.
Roland 4-Axis CNC Mill is online.




About

This wiki serves as the operation manual and lab notebook for the Idea Shop Prototyping Lab. Use these pages to:

  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of the lab equipment.
  • Look up the properties of materials that can be worked in the lab.
  • Gain an overview of common methods - combinations of machines and materials - that are available in the lab.
  • Review the projects of other lab users.

This is a site built by lab staff. If you would like to get more information about visiting and using the Prototyping Lab, please contact us at ideashop@iit.edu.