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Prototype Design Lab


MCC's Prototype Design Lab Is open to the public!

Current MCC credit students have free access to the lab
plus cost of materials.

Located at the Fort Omaha Campus' Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology in Building 24
5300 N. 30th St

The Prototype Design Lab is an open-access makerspace focused on developing prototypes from initial conceptualization to final fabrication; in other words, it's a place to just make cool stuff. 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, a plasma cutter and a vinyl cutter are among the many types of equipment available for use.

Whether you’re an artist, an engineer, an inventor, a business owner or just simply curious, the Prototype Design Lab can make your creative vision a reality. Technicians are available for assistance.

The Lab is open to the public by registering below, or by calling Central Registration at 531-MCC-2400

Hours are by appointment only

Review and Reserve Equipment here

Lab Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Fridays from 10 AM to 6PM,
Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM

Monthly Lab Memberships                                                                           $25

Apr 1 - Apr 30

Quarterly Lab Memberships                                                                          $60

Apr 1 - Jun 30

Semi-Annual Lab Memberships                                                                    $100

Apr 1 - Sep 30

Annual Lab Memberships                                                                               $200

Apr 1 - May 30  2025

Upcoming Workshops

Gifts for You & Your Pet 2/10/2024 2/10/2024 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N 55
Wine Bottle + Glass Tote 2/17/2024 2/24/2024 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 65
Introduction to Creating 3D Fabric 2/21/2024 2/21/2024 W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 55
Laser Engraved Cutting Board Full 2/28/2024 2/28/2024 W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 65
*Build an Electric Guitar 3/2/2024 4/6/2024 Sa from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 315
DIY Custom Doormat Full 3/16/2024 3/16/2024 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N 75
Kayaks: Build or Buy 3/16/2024 3/16/2024 Sa from 12 N to 4:00 PM 55
Introduction to Creating 3D Fabric 3/26/2024 3/26/2024 Tu from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 75
Build a Backless Wooden Bench 4/6/2024 4/20/2024 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 99
Gifts for You and Your Pet 4/13/2024 4/13/2024 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N 75
Yard and Garden Metal Art 4/13/2024 4/20/2024 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 75
Build a Picnic Tote-Caddy 4/27/2024 5/4/2024 Sa from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 75
Laser-Engraved Charcuterie Board 4/30/2024 4/30/2024 Tu from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 75
*Build Your Own Guitar Effects Pedal 5/2/2024 5/23/2024 Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 129
Build a BBQ Grill Tote Caddy 5/11/2024 5/18/2024 Sa from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 75
Laser-Engraved Cheese Board 5/11/2024 5/11/2024 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N 75

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The Workforce Innovation Division is happy to work with you and your team on group or customized training that fits your specific needs. Contact our Corporate training team for more information.

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