University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

10 Years of CU Community Fab Lab

In 2010 volunteers came together with an idea. Turn an unused campus building into a vibrant space to imagine, innovate, and create.


As we continue to explore ways to celebrate our 10 year history this is a great way to learn more about how it all started.

Print copies are available for FREE at the lab when we are safe to open to the public again. 


8:15 – 10:15 PM CST
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2020 in·clu·siv·i·ty
a 48-hour community-driven virtual hackathon to develop solutions to problems of inclusivity.

This FREE, ALL AGES virtual event will be sure to put your creative Halloween energy to good use.

Reconstruct a scene from your favorite movie, show, or game for a chance to win awards and show off your creative genius.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported our first ever HOLIDAY MARKET fundraiser. 

With our generosity we raised over $2,000 for our Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. 

Starting Sunday, May 21

Summer Open Hours

Sundays: 1-6PM

Let’s make something awesome! All community and university members are welcome to stop in and create cool things using our tools and software during our open hours. – Don’t know where to begin? Staff are here to answer questions and help you get started.

The Lab will be closed: 

  • 5/28 – Memorial Day Weekend
  • 6/18 – Juneteenth Weekend
  • 7/2 – 4th of July Weekend