The Makerspace at West Houston Institute
We Are All Makers!
IDEAStudio is the makerspace at Houston Community College's West Houston Institute. We support the mission of the WHI by providing a place for everyone to explore, imagine, and create using the latest technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines alongside traditional tools like drills, saws, and welders to take ideas from concept to reality.
"IDEAS" stands for Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship integrated into the Arts & Sciences. To help you develop the mindsets and skillsets we believe are essential for your success today, we offer a range of programs including membership and training for students, faculty, and staff; courses in design and making techniques; support for instructional and community projects; and speakers and events for learning and networking.
News & Events
The West Houston Institute will be re-opening for in-person activities starting June 7th! We will be working exclusively with HCC students, faculty, and staff, so take advantage of this opportunity to innovate with us this summer!
West Houston Institute IDEAStudio's Design for Making Spring 2021 courses are now open for registration. Participants will learn introductory design skills needed to create original designs for use with 3D printing, vinyl and laser cutting, and more. These sessions are offered without cost to HCC students, faculty, and staff.