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Located in the Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center on the Lower Level West Side.

Monday – Friday
11am – 11pm
Closed Weekends

Contact Us!
Email: idealab@library.illinois.edu
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Reserve a Space

Take a tour of the IDEA Lab and the spaces available for use.

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Loanable Technology

Check out various emerging technology devices for use on campus or at home.

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3D Print Request

**This service is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon.**

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit a 3D print request by using the form attached.

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People & Publications

Meet our staff and read published research from the IDEA Lab and the people in it.

IDEA Lab Newsletters

April Newsletter
Get to know what the IDEA Lab has had going on this spring. Our April Newsletter covers Project Komodo, the VR Drift development course, and our loanable XR headsets among other exciting advancements.

December Newsletter
The IDEA Lab had a busy fall semester. This last newsletter of the year features some of the research projects, courses, and student groups that used our services and called the lab home.

November Newsletter
The IDEA Lab is hosting its new “Dolphin Tank Days” during the week of November 15th for National Entrepreneurship Month. Dolphin Tanks are events where groups can showcase and demo their products and services that help serve the public good as well as entrepreneurial ventures.

Upcoming Events

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