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The IdeaLab will reopen for the Fall 

September 8 – 10           9:00am – 3:00pm

Our regular schedule will be posted soon. 

Students must present a Skidmore ID to enter the space.

Masks and social distancing are required. 


For any questions please contact Darren at

Thanks! Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay healthy!

The IdeaLab is located behind Penfield Hall just off Perimeter Road.

In the Spring 2017, the idea of a designated Makerspace on campus became a reality, through the course “Creating a Makerspace.” The concept of a Makerspace is very simple, it is a place to create things in a hands-on way.



Digital Fabrication

3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Desktop Milling

Flashforge Dreamer 3D printer
2 Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers
Prusa i3Mk3s 3D Printer
Prusa Mini 3D Printer
GlowForge Plus
Universal Laser System 30w Laser Etcher
Bantam Mill


Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery

3 Heavy Duty Singer sewing machines
Brother 1034D Serger
3 LilliLooms
Knitting Needles

The Cutting Room

Desktop vinyl and papercutting

2 Silhouette Cameo 3's
Silhouette Curio
13" Thermal Laminator

Group workspace

collaborative projects, classes, workshops


Arduino and Raspberry Pi prototyping, soldering

2 Soldering stations with smoke absorbers, heat guns
Arduino kits
Resistors, capacitors, sensors for Arduinos and Raspberry Pi projects

The Tool Room

hand tools

Cordless and corded drills
Spindle, palm, and belt sanders
Hand saws and jig saw
Dremel tool

Mayku Vacuum Forming Box
Dental Vacuum Former