What is the IDEA Lab?

If you spend time Inventing, Designing, Engineering, and making Art, the IDEA Lab at Zane State College is a place for you. This makerspace has state-of-the-art equipment for inventors, entrepreneurs, and creative types. Turn your vision into a prototype. Make your brainstorm into a product. Bring inspiration to life.

Here's what the IDEA lab offers to members:

  • 3D printers
  • 3D scanner
  • Dell Precision 3610 work stations
  • Desktop vinyl cutter
  • 36" vinyl cutter
  • Engraver
  • Laser cutter
  • Rigid belt sander
  • 12" double bevel sliding miter
  • Soft start router
  • 20" scroll saw
  • 16 speed drill press
  • 14" band saw
  • Table saw

If you've always had a passion for creation but never had access to the equipment you need, this is your chance. Start a new hobby or improve upon an old one. Create items you can sell (or keep for yourself). Turn your concept into a prototype and pitch it to a company, or start a company yourself. The possibilities are endless.

Flexible memberships

Our community is full of creators and innovators. Join them and make your dreams a reality.

Membership costs:

  • Three months: $110
  • Six months: $175
  • Twelve months: $240 (that works out to just $20 a month!)
  • Students receive a special discount. $50 per semester

To purchase your membership, email solutions@zanestate.edu or call 740.454.6784. Zane State College employees can pay via payroll deduction.

Learn something new with workshops

The IDEA Lab also offers workshops to spark ideas and make sure you get the most out of the equipment. Keep an eye out for upcoming offerings.


The IDEA Lab is open 24 hours a days, 7 days a week to members who have completed training on equipment.
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 - 8 p.m.
2nd and 4th Friday: 1 - 5 p.m.
2st and 4rd Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lab Manager is available for one-on-one consultations by appointment at the above times as well as by appointment.  Please call 740.454.6784.

Contact us

For more information, email solutions@zanestate.edu or call 740.454.6784.