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Innovation Center


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The Makerspace at Abington Art Center is a 2- and 3-D digital fabrication lab for creative minds and innovators. As a partnership between AAC and Penn State Abington, collaboration is a fundamental element of this new space. We believe that by bringing together people of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, and giving them access to tools and technology to help explore their creativity, we can all be empowered to create better communities.
By blurring the boundaries of analog and digital, art and science, traditional and experimental, new ideas have room to grow and develop. Inside our Makerspace, you’ll find a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and computers side-by-side with sewing machines, hot glue guns, and yarn. Come find your inspiration and bring your ideas to life!


We offer training, classes, workshops, and open studio time. Interested in using the tools in our Makerspace for Open Studio? Here’s how.


Step 1. Membership

To access our Makerspace, you must be a member.

Membership comes with other benefits including discounts on classes & workshops and free admission to many events such as Coffee Break.

Become a Member


Step 2. Tool Training

Learn to use the fabrication tools we have to offer in our space and receive certification.

Each session is from 10am-12pm and costs $25.

Register for Tool Training


Step 3. Open Studio

Register for time with one of the tools in our Makerspace. You must complete the Tool Training on that tool beforehand.

Each session is from 12pm-2pm and costs $25. You will be given a time slot from 30mins-1hr.

Register for Open Studio



 

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3D Printing is a process in which a computer-controlled machine deposits layers of material, one on top of the other, to slowly build an object from the bottom up. This once expensive and highly specialized industrial process is now accessible to enthusiasts everywhere. See first hand what’s been called the “third industrial revolution.”

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Though it may sound like something out of Star Trek, lasers are used everyday for cutting and embellishing stone, metal, fabric, wood, acrylic and more. See our Laser Cutter in action and make your own custom keychain, pendant or earring out of beautiful hardwood.

 


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