Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing

The Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop (Room 2222) provides fabrication resources with safety precautions and supervision to all Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff from all majors, departments, and experience levels.

Getting Started

  1. Sign up for our Canvas course (either in person or by contacting us using the form below)
  2. Accept the Canvas invitation
  3. Complete all EHS required training
  4. Choose the Machine Module you want to get training for
  5. Read the associated SOP and complete a short quiz
  6. Fill out our form to schedule hands-on training
  7. Come in and complete the hands-on training

What equipment is available?

  • Dremel 3d45​
  • Lulzbot Taz Pro​
  • Ultimaker S5​
  • Formlabs Form3, Form3B, Form 3L​
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Rigid Heddle Loom
  • Floor Loom
  • Stoll CNC Knitting machines
  • Oscilloscope​
  • Power Supply​
  • Waveform Generator
  • Universal Lasers
  • Soldering Irons

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the costs?

  • The Student Innovation Center currently provides consumables for the initial training on each piece of equipment. After training, it is the user’s responsibility to provide their consumables.
  • Users are not be charged for machine time.
  • At this time, machine usage is on a first-come, first-served basis. ​
  • Please note you will need to purchase and wear your own personal protective equipment, including safety glasses.

Who can use the shop?

The Student Innovation Center’s mission is to provide collaborative space for users from all different backgrounds and disciplines. That’s why the Makerspace is open to all Iowa State students, staff, and faculty regardless of major, department, or prior experience.

However, the Makerspace is not available to be checked out for any period by anyone. Professors are welcome to bring their classes into the shop for group training, but classes cannot be held or conducted in the space. Even if professors bring a class in, the shop will remain open for others to use.

What kind of projects can I do?

  • Personal projects
  • Class projects ​
  • Group projects
  • Unfortunately, you cannot run a business out of the shop.

I’ve got a great idea, but where do I start?

  • We offer consultations! Do you have an idea but aren’t sure what process or machine might be best? We can help talk you through it.
  • Do you want to try some new software but might not have the money to buy the program? Check out our list of “free software” in Canvas.

Hours & Location

Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 11 PM

The Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop is located in room 2222 on the second level of the Student Innovation Center.

* Makerspaces are closed daily between 12-12:30 PM and 5:30-6 PM. The building and offices are closed during university holidays. Hours subject to change.


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Shop Supervisors

Wade Warman

Teaching Lab Specialist – Electronics, Textiles & 3D Printing Shop


Dayon Royster

Teaching Lab Specialist – Electronics, Textiles & 3D Printing Shop