Fab Lab ICC

Fab Lab ICC is one of about 500 MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -chartered Fab Labs in more than 27 countries. Activities, classes and seminars include training to operate the lab equipment and training in creativity and design.


Fab Lab ICC – VisionFab Lab ICC within the Innovation Learning Center (formerly Cessna Learning Center), on the main campus of Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas is a creative space providing community and student access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning academic and vocational skills, developing innovations and inventions, creating businesses and producing personalized products.  Fab Lab ICC is one of about 500 MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -chartered Fab Labs in more than 27 countries and the first such Fab Lab within a Kansas community college.  Activities, classes and seminars include not only training to operate the lab equipment, but also training in creativity and design inspired by the methodology of the Stanford University Design School (i.e. d.school).  Access to the Innovation Learning Center and Fab Lab ICC is available to students, businesses and community members in a variety of ways:

  • Enrollment in related ICC coursework or community classes and seminars
  • Membership in the ICC Innovation Club
  • Low cost annual memberships for community members
  • Student tours from area educational institutions

Who uses Fab Lab ICC?

Students:  Middle School, High School, College, Non-Traditional

Designers: Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Hobbyists, Artists, Production Workers, Technicians, Tinkerers, Crafters

Anyone who wants to make something

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday    1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday                          1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday                     9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Incubator Space
Contact Information
Laura Schaid