Facilities & Tools
The Idea Fab Labs facility is a 6,900 sq. ft. building, four blocks from CSU, Chico with multiple work-spaces, access to standard and high-tech tools, a large art gallery, indoor and outdoor areas for group activities, and an active community of makers, designers, artists, programmers and more. Here’s an ever-growing list of available resources:
The different facilities and tools at IFL are broken up into zones. with each zone devoted to a specific study.
All members have access to the Autodesk Master Suite.
Laser Cutting Zone
V-460 Universal Laser Engraver (45w C02) — 18 x 24 inch cutting space.
CorelDRAW 7x on laser work station & 2 other computers available for use.
3D Printing Zone
(3) PrintrBot Simple Metal – 6in x 6in x 6in print area (one unit has heated bed)
PLA and ABS material is available at a rate of $1 per hour of use.
3D Scanning Zone
Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner + Software.
Sense 3D Scanner + Software.
CNC Shopbot Zone
Large CNC ShopBot Table – 4′ x 14′ cutting area
Wood Working Zone
Jet Table Saw
Compound Miter Saw (Chopsaw)
50 + Clamps
Jewelry, Leather, Textile Zone
Husqvarna Designer Diamond Royale Digital Embroidery Machine
Walking Foot Industrial Leather Sewing Machine
Juki Straight Stitch Industrial Sewing Machine
Brother Standard Sewing Machine
Large Cutting Table
Soft Metal Soldering Station
Hammers, Anvils, and other Fine Metalworking Tools
Presses and other Leather-Working Tools
Screen Printing Zone
Quad-Screen Printing Press
Some Mesh Screens and Inks Provided
Adjustable Power Supply
Adjustable Heat Gun
Picks, Solder-Suckers, Safety Gear and more.
DJ Table (with 2xCDJ-800s and Allen & Heath mixer)
Abelton Live Software
KRK Rokit 6 Studio Quality Monitors
- Wifi Internet access and multiple PC and Linux work stations
- HP Designjet 500 (2′ wide printing space)
- Library of educational books and resources
- AutoDesk Master Suite Educational License
- Workbench space
Levels and Squares
Lockers & Storage
Lockers are available for rent for a nominal monthly fee in three different sizes: