What is the IDEA Lab?

IDEA stands for Invention, Design, Engineering, and Art. The IDEA Lab at Zane State College is a makerspace with equipment for inventors, entrepreneurs, and creative types. It can help you turn a vision into a prototype or product using advanced equipment, available to you with a membership. The lab features:

  • 3D printers
  • 3D scanner
  • Dell Precision 3610 work stations
  • Desktop vinyl cutter
  • 36" vinyl cutter
  • Engravers
  • 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!)

To purchase your membership, e-mail solutions@zanestate.edu or call 740.588.1207. 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.



Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Contact us

For more information, e-mail solutions@zanestate.edu or call 740.588.1207.