Universal Laser Systems VLS6.60 50 Watt Laser Cutter
Various Hammers and Mallets
Various Hex Key Sets
Various Locking Pliers
Various Screwdriver Sets
Various Wrenches, Socket Wrenches
Vernier Dual-Range Force Sensor
Vernier Force Plate
Vernier Infrared Thermometer
Vernier Low-g Accelerometer
Vernier Pressure Sensor 400
Vernier Rotary Motion Sensor
Vernier Surface Temperature Sensor
Vernier Wide-Range Temperature Probe
Vernier Wireless Dynamics Sensor System
Weller Soldering Serie 111
Weller WR 2
Weller WXMP MS 12 V/ max. 55W
Weller WXMT MS 12 V/ 80 W
XMP 300 Series Pick and Place System
X-Print305 Manual SMT Stencil Printer
30 Machinery’s Handbook
507 Mechanical Movements, Brown
How to Test Almost Everything Electronic, Horn
Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono
Learning Python, Lutz
Making the Move, Roberts
Managing the Design Factory, Reinertsen
Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, Thompson
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Scherz Monk
Product Design and Development, Ulrich Eppinger
Ready Made, Bergger/Hawthorne
Sketching, Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur
Small is the Big New, Godin
The Art of Electronics, Horowitz Hill
The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, Gershenfeld
The Physics of Informational Technology, Gershenfeld
Universal Principles of Design, Lidwell, Holden, Butler
Contact Information & Tour Scheduling
For general lab information and questions please call 435-797-4192 during lab hours, Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. For questions about scheduling the Idea Factory for a club or workshop, or for questions, concerns, or requests please email Jeffrey.email@example.com.
The Lab is open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm for tours. Please email Jeffrey at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org for group/class tours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The lab and all of its equipment are free for student/faculty use.
Are materials provided?
Some generic materials like small pieces of wood and acrylic will be provided. If you need more specific materials, you will be required to bring these. If you would like to know more about the materials we do have, please stop by and see what we have in stock.
Who can use the lab?
Priority will be given to students in the College of Engineering but all students/faculty/staff will be allowed to use the lab.
Can I do my homework here?
The IDEA factory is a project based lab. It is not a space for homework unless that homework is a project that needs the machines or software.
What projects can I work on?
Any projects can be worked on in the lab. This includes everything from senior design projects to projects for fun.
Is food allowed?
In the general areas of the lab, simple snacks will be allowed. If you are using the computers or machines, you will be asked to finish your food/drinks away from the equipment before use.
What software is used on the computers in the lab?