The Makerspace at West Houston Institute
We Are All Makers!
IDEAStudio is the makerspace at Houston Community College's West Houston Institute. We support the mission of the WHI by providing a place for everyone to explore, imagine, and create using the latest technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines alongside traditional tools like drills, saws, and welders to take ideas from concept to reality.
"IDEAS" stands for Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship integrated into the Arts & Sciences. To help you develop the mindsets and skillsets we believe are essential for your success today, we offer a range of programs including membership and training for students, faculty, and staff; courses in design and making techniques; support for instructional and community projects; and speakers and events for learning and networking.Become a Member of IDEAStudio! Register for Member Courses!
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News & Events
The West Houston Institute's IDEAStudio makerspace is now open to new members after a long wait. HCC students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to join at no cost. Members can use the many work spaces and tools available and also gain access to our design workshops, tool trainings, and other opportunities to develop creatively through personal, professional, and instructional projects.
After a long wait, IDEAStudio Member Courses are back! Sign-up to learn how to use our tools, including 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, and electronics.