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Frequently Asked Questions

The Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center is available to help you take full advantage of the equipment, facilities, services and expertise that Harper College has to offer.

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A makerspace is a community center with various tools and gadgets. It's a place where people who enjoy making things can find like-minded people and place to tinker, learn, and share. Our center also incorporates a business incubator so people with cool ideas can help to take those ideas to market.
The Makerspace and Entrepreneur center at the Harper College is located on the main campus (1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) in Building H, Room H-130. Free parking is available.
Absolutely! Anyone can schedule a tour (which includes students, staff, faculty, collaborators, community members, prospective students, alumni, etc.) all are welcome to tour the center (find hours here). To schedule a tour call us at 847-925-6188
Yes! The Makerspace & Entrepreneur Center is open to students who enroll in the course, community members and volunteers. We are a membership-based space with flexible membership options. Visit our membership page  for our prices and membership options
Yes - our center is created to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, and engineers to pursue their creative passions and bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life. We want you to bring your BIGGEST, boldest, and coolest ideas to life.
You need to book time on some of the machines for up to 2 hours slots. Some machines such as the 3D printers charge by the weight (in grams). Other machines charge per unit of material, such as the dye sublimation printer, which charges by the amount of paper used (by sq ft.2)
Last Updated: 12/14/23