Empowering community members to
The Fab Lab has something for everyone.
The Lakeshore Fab Lab is a place like no other in West Michigan. A part of Muskegon Community College and open to the public on a membership basis, the Fab Lab connects high technology equipment and age-appropriate K-12 STEM related “gadgets” with knowledgeable staff and volunteers. The result is a community resource relevant and available to entrepreneurs, makers, families, school classes, clubs, small and large businesses. To date, we have hosted hands-on learning for school grades K-12 classes, families, and community youth clubs. Our staff has helped entrepreneurs develop their product ideas, build prototypes, and create low volume production runs. Community makers have used the Fab Lab to craft custom gifts for weddings and Tesla car parts.
Situated inside MCC’s Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Institute at 388 Clay St., the Lakeshore Fab Lab is physically connected to MCC’s recently opened Sturrus Technology Center, home to cutting-edge applied technology classrooms and laboratories for automation, robotics, welding, electrical, foundry, alternative energy, engineering and CAD.
Learn Maker Skills
Find events, classes, and get personal instruction on how to use our equipment to power your own creations!
Engrave wood, glass, and plastic. Make award plaques, unique family portraits on wood from regular photos
Learn how to program machines that run today’s modern assembly plants
Create three-dimensional object of all levels of complexity, from toy dinosaurs to high temp resistant engine prototypes
Large Format Vinyl Printing
Make banners, decals, car wraps,
window clings, and stickers
Plasma Water Table Cutting
Cut metal sheets
Create a digital reproduction of an object
Use a machine for metal working and manufacturing applications
Shape plastic and wood
T-shirt Hot Press
Make custom t-shirts
Are you bursting with inspiration,
but not sure where to start?
Have an idea, but not sure where to begin? Our engineers are here to help you figure it out. Please reach out to schedule a time to chat. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Learn New Skills, Meet New Friends
Learning, sharing knowledge, and doing are the fundamentals upon which the Lakeshore Fab Lab is built. We are a community of resources and interested groups. Check out our upcoming learning events.
Learn the software that will allow you to design your own items made on the laser etcher, vinyl plotter, etc. We will cover the basics…More Details
We will be making our own canvas frames and then using our Roland Vinyl Printer to print your photo on canvas material! Bring a digital…More Details
Come learn about laser engraving! We will show you the basics of the laser engraver/cutter and you will make a living hinge box customized for…More Details