We are the Idea Realization Lab @ DePaul University.
Here, we make.
Come create with us!
The Idea Realization Lab is a resource available to the entire DePaul University community, from students to alumni, faculty, and staff. We provide machines, tools, and materials at no cost, and offer workshops to teach visitors how to use the equipment safely. Our goal is to foster a spirit of collaboration and to promote creativity across the campus and throughout the city of Chicago.
All machinery, tools, and materials in the IRL are FREE for members of the DePaul University community. From 3D printing and laser cutting, to sewing and screen printing, to woodworking and milling, the IRL has everything you need to bring your ideas to life.
The IRL isn’t just a place for students to hang out and create. We also offer private workshops for both internal and external organizations, guided tours and demonstrations for school groups, and contract fabrication work.
Bring your club, student group, or external organization to the IRL for a special private workshop.