Welcome to the Idea Factory

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is an open place with tools and supplies where anyone can go to work on a creative project of his or her own choosing. Projects can include endeavors in the fields of art, music, technology, small business, authorship, science to name a few.

At the Idea Factory, we have everything you need in one creative space to explore 3D printing, to work with many types of digital media, to hold collaborative meetings, to learn from skilled professionals and to get going on your own projects!

Have an idea? Bring it to life at the PCCLD Idea Factory!

Idea Factory resources:

Computers

Same-day checkout laptop computers
iMac creative station
PC Laptop with CD & DVD burning capability
Apple iPads with video recording capability

Presentation equipment

Large format video screen
Whiteboard
Easel

3D printing equipment

Makerbot Replicator dual
Makerbot Replicator 2
Makerbot Digitizer 3D scanner

Special equipment

Folding sound-booth for audio recording
USB desktop microphone
Old-school overhead projectors for mural tracing
Lego Mindstorm robotics kits
3-doodlers - pens that can draw in plastic off the page

New media equipment

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
Leap Motion Controller
Kindle Fire advanced e-reader

Adobe Creative Cloud software

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Premiere Pro
After Effects
Lightroom
Dreamweaver

Audio & video recording software

Garage Band
Audacity
Quicktime

3-D modeling software

Tinkercad
Sketchup
Blender
Autodesk Inventor

Presentation software

Apple Keynote
Quicktime
Google Chrome