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Prototype Design Lab


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

image of the Prototype Design Lab interior

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

March 1 - March 31st 
April 1 - April 30th
May 1st - May 31st


Quarterly Lab Memberships                                                                          $60

March 1st  -  May 30th 2023
April 1 - June 30th 
May 1st - July 31st

Semi-Annual Lab Memberships                                                                    $100

March 1 - Aug 31st 
April 1 - Sep 30th 
May 1st - Oct 31st

Annual Lab Memberships                                                                               $200

March 1 -  Feb 28 2024
Apr 1 -  March 31st  2024
May 1st - Apri 30th 2024

Upcoming Workshops

*Inventing 101 4/6/2023 4/27/2023 Th from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM $45.00
Inventors Academy (ages 10-13) 3/25/2023 4/29/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $99.00
*Inventing 102 - Molds and Casting 4/5/2023 4/20/2023 W and Th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM $69.00
3D Printing: Magic of Fabric Full 4/6/2023 4/6/2023 Th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM $69.00
*Basics of 2D Design for UV Printing 4/8/2023 4/8/2023 Sa from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM $45.00
Crafts for your Pet 4/11/2023 4/11/2023 Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM $55.00
*Yard and Garden Metal Art 4/15/2023 4/22/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM $65.00
Basic Glass Fusing 4/15/2023 4/29/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $99.00
*Basics of 2D Design for Vinyl Printing 4/22/2023 4/22/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM $45.00
*Build an Electric Guitar 4/29/2023 5/27/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM $215.00
Photo Laser Engraving on Wood 5/2/2023 5/2/2023 Tu from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM $55.00
Powder Coat Jewelry 5/6/2023 5/6/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N $79.00
*Make a Family Theme Board Game 5/6/2023 5/13/2023 Sa from 10:00 AM to 12 N $90.00
Laser Engraved Cutting Board Full 5/13/2023 5/13/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $75.00
Discover Ceramic 3D Printing Full 5/18/2023 5/18/2023 Th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM $75.00
Parent & Me: Custom Wooden/ Acrylic Puzzle 5/20/2023 5/20/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N $75.00
*Wide World of Robotics 5/20/2023 6/10/2023 Sa from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM $189.00
Inventors Academy (ages 10-13) 6/17/2023 7/22/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $99.00

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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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