Empowering community members to

Dream

Learn

Design

Build

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!

Laser Etching

Engrave wood, glass, and plastic. Make award plaques, unique family portraits on wood from regular photos

Robotics

Learn how to program machines that run today’s modern assembly plants

3D Printing

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

Digital Scanning

Create a digital reproduction of an object

Metal Milling

Use a machine for metal working and manufacturing applications

Routing

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.

Thu, Oct 21st, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:30

Season Decor – CNC Router Halloween Tombstone

Equipment, On Site, Project,

Come to the Lakeshore Fab Lab and create a custom graveyard tombstone for Halloween! The class will cover the barebone basics for operating the Shopbot…

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Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 - 12:00

Are you a Murderino? Podcast Fan Art! (Saturday Series)

Equipment, On Site, Project,

Design and make your own swag from your favorite podcasts! You can make a shirt, stickers, and even laser etch a glass/tumbler with images or…

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Thu, Nov 4th, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30

Monthly Maker Meetup

Are you craving connection, expression, or maybe a safe place to share your latest creative project? Please consider joining this event. Agenda: Introductions during the…

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Fremont Area Community Foundation

Richard and Ann Kraft

John Essex

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

Orville Crain

Brad Playford

Nicklas Sarnicola

Jon Rooks