University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Your generous support will guarantee the future of our open, collaborative makerspace. Together we can continue to grow, build, and celebrate innovation.

CUC Fab Lab General Support Fund

The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open collaborative, capacity-building makerspace. We strive to enable makers of all kinds through instruction, open access, mentoring, community engagement, and research. Serving the campus and CU community for over 10 years the Fab Lab sees over 2400 visitors a year, hosts 13 UIUC courses in areas like The Design of Usable Information Interfaces, Escape Room, Game Studies, and Technology and Costume Craft. Your donation will directly impact the ongoing effort to serve the community and campus simultaneously, keep materials and machine access open and affordable, and continue to support local artist, makers, students, and entrepreneurs.

CUC Fab Lab Laser Fund

The Laser Machine continues to be one of the most used and loved tools at the CUC Fab Lab. From Krannert set design to local hand made earrings the Laser is always busy cutting expert shapes. Your donation will enable open, affordable Laser access to community members and students for years to come.

Tools Donation Wishlist

Our ability to offer access to a diverse range of fabrication equipment is key to the success of our Mission. Our staff work hard to maintain and fix current equipment but like all well-loved things at a certain point they need to be replaced. Your direct tool donation from the wish list will have an immediate impact on the daily operations of the CUC Fab Lab for UIUC students, faculty, community members, and local youth. For direct donation information please contact CUC Fab Lab manager by emailing