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Innovation Center - Maker Space

Fulfilling a Need, and a Dream

Thinking of an Engineering Degree? why not consider Engineering Technology?

The hands-on approach that has been the foundation of the education at Morrison Tech has always given our graduates a head start in their careers. This facility takes our hands-on learning approach to the next level. This facility gives students access to state-of the-art equipment to bring their concepts and creations out of the classroom and into the real world and opportunities to address real world design problems for local companies.The Innovation Center has quickly become the crown jewel of the Morrison Tech Campus. 

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Are you a maker that has an idea but not all of the equipment you need? Have you always wanted to learn how to build your own furniture, or how to weld?  Maybe you are looking for a venue to host a creative activity or workshop for a group. The Innovation Center is what you are looking for. With plenty of space and equipment available the possibilities are endless.

The center is the ideal place for artists and artisans to host seminars to share their passions with others, or for them to take their creations to the next level by having access to the equipment we have available.

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Need assistance in your current production or wish to bring a new product to market? Perhaps you need prototypes, small production runs, tooling set ups, a testing facility, or technical assistance?  The Innovation center can help your company cut design time, save on specialized products or components, and expand capabilities without sinking millions into equipment.  In short, we can help you be more competitive and profitable.

Facility and Equipment

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CNC Mill

CNC Laser

CNC Router

Full woodworking shop

Full Metalworking shop

Welders

Casting Foundry

Forge

Ceramic's Kiln

Injection Molding Press's

3D Printers

Paint Booth

Concrete Equipment

and much much more.

 

Partners Helping Bring This Project to Life

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Everything you need to bring your ideas to Life

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All proceeds go to equipment purchases for the Innovation Center.  Check back often for new items.  If you are interested in purchasing an item, or seeing it in person please let us know by emailing innovationcenter@morrisontech.edu

Arts and Craft Picture Frames

Constructed from red oak in a classic Stickley, Arts & Craft period style.  This unique, hand-crafted frame is constructed with mortise and tenon corners.   The frame has not been stained, it has been coated with a shellac finish and then a loving hand buffing to bring out the beauty of the red oak.

The frame is available in two sizes; 4”x6” or 5” x 7”.   This is a beautiful classic piece to hand down through the generations.​

Pricing: 4x6 = $15 , 5 x7= $15,  Two for $25

Large Japanese Lantern

Create a sense of Eastern serenity with this wonderful Japanese Lantern.  Minimalist and impressive, these Japanese –inspired garden accents come in a natural unfinished concrete.  Perfect gift for Weddings, Birthdays, , Christmas, Housewarmings, Mother’s Day Etc.

These lanterns are handmade of precast, high –class concrete that is resistant to all weather conditions.  They are available in two sizes;  56” -500lbs or 30” - 75lbs.  Built to order and cannot be shipped.​

Price $600

Japanese Inspired Bird Feeder

This Japanese inspired bird feeder is attractive and practical, featuring large capacity and multiple seed tray levels to attract a wide variety of backyard birds.

The feeder's unique multi-level design; whether that be a two tier or four, can feed more birds than traditional hopper bird feeders. Social birds, such as finches, can eat together, with space to accommodate many such birds. More solitary birds, such as chickadees and nuthatches, can find a place of their own with so many seed levels.

This bird feeder is handcrafted and made from cedar, with a CNC cut top.   You may choose from three sizes. Two levels; 8”x8”x12”, three levels; 8”x8”x18” and four levels; 8”x8”x24”

Pricing: 2 Levels = $50, 3 Levels = $75, 4 Levels = $100

Arts and Craft Clock

This Arts and Crafts influenced table top clock stands 10”x5”x14”.  The clock is handcrafted in red oak and holds a handcrafted ceramic tile inlay.  Each tile is purchased from different craftsmen across the United States.  The tiles are selected for their visual appeal and how well they will complement the piece.

This classic clock is a great size to fit on a desk, a shelf, or a mantel. The warm wood finish is unique and followed up with a silky, smooth, hand-rubbed oil finish. All clocks have a quartz movement with a AA battery included.

Priced at $100

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Light

The Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie, Arts & Crafts style accent lamp, is a beautiful addition to your desk or side table.

Adapted from one of the art glass windows in the Frederick C. Robie House (1908) this lamp can be made of cherry or oak wood.  The detailed laser cut piece has a rice paper shade.

It has an inline switch with a cord of 6ft.  The lamp measures at 8” x 8” x 24”. LED light included.

Price: $150

Frank Lloyd Wright Dana Thomas Lamp

The Dana Thomas table lamp was inspired by the Lead Glass in the Frank Lloyd Wright Dana Thomas Home located in Springfield, Illinois. The Dana-Thomas sumac house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902-1904 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. 

The laser cut panels showcase intricate cuts and fine details. This tabletop lamp can be purchased in either cherry or or oak.  It has a rice paper inlay that creates a relaxing atmosphere in any room it is placed. The lamp has an inline switch with a cord of 6ft.  The Dana lamp measures at 8”x8”x24”.  LED light included.

Price: $150

Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin III Lamp

In 1933, Wright designed a spectacular light fixture for Taliesin, his home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. For inspiration, Wright turned to nature. In this lamp he was inspired by a tree with branches and leaves. The roots of the tree rise from the ground with a sturdy base growing upward in a trunk. Branches grow out from the trunk in alternating directions in the form of solid wood boxes concealing the lights. 

This handcrafted replica of the lamp measures 9”x9”x32”.   The lamp is built of cherry wood with 5 LED lights included.  This is a very limited piece.

Price: $500

Japanese Lantern

Create a sense of Eastern serenity with this wonderful Japanese Lantern.  Minimalist and impressive, these Japanese –inspired garden accents come in a natural unfinished concrete.  Perfect gift for Weddings, Birthdays, , Christmas, Housewarmings, Mother’s Day Etc.

These lanterns are handmade of precast, high –class concrete that is resistant to all weather conditions.  They are available in two sizes;  56” -500lbs or 30” - 75lbs.  Built to order and cannot be shipped.​

Priced at $150

Walnut and Hickory Cutting Board

This handcrafted cutting board features strips of walnut and hickory. The light tones of the hickory are a beautiful contrast to the dark walnut. 

The board is  3/4" thick and 8”x 8”.   This makes it an ideal size for small kitchen prep jobs. The board can be used on either side.  The wood has been conditioned with multiple coats of mineral oil so it's ready for any food prep you can throw at it!

You may purchase the cutting board with a “Morrison Tech Bigfoot” engraved on it or as a simple piece without engraving.

The cutting board is available for $30

CNC Chair

This minimalist chair is constructed of apple-ply wood and has been precisely engineered by our CNC 3-axis Router.   The chair contains precise and tangent junctions between pieces, that give life to a sturdy durable chair that will live throughout many generations to come.  

This stunning elegant chair is available for $300.

CNC Christmas Ordainment

Unique Laser Cut CNC Snowflake ornament.  Great as a Christmas ornament on the tree, purchase several and use them as garland, tie to a gift or more! Perfect for wreaths, centerpieces, napkin ties, and mantel displays too!

Each ornament is made of raw wood, unpainted with a slight laser burn on the edges.  The raw wood adds a rustic or minimalist feel to your Christmas

The ornament measures 5” x 5’.  You may purchase the ornament for $10.

CNC Bird House

Delightful handcrafted whimsical birdhouse for Sparrows, Finches, Chickadees, and other songbirds, a great place for the birds to set-up house.  This uniquely designed birdhouse is a perfect piece to simply adorn your garden year-round.  The birdhouse measures  10” tall, 12 “ deep and 8” wide.

You may purchase the birdhouse for $50