Summer Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3:45pm
After Hours PI Training
Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 8pm
We will be opening for the semester to all students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday June 1st!
Our weekly hours are Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 3:45pm. All of our tools are 100% free to use for all students, faculty, and staff, and our Prototyping Instructors will help direct you on how to operate them properly. No prior manufacturing experience is needed!
Welcome to the Flowers Invention Studio!
The Invention Studio is a student run organization located in the Flowers Invention Studio. We support ALL students, staff, and faculty in building their dream project, whether it’s for research, personal or academic usage. Our tools are 100% free to use. See you soon!
The Flowers Invention Studio is made up of four major areas: The Hub, Metal Shop, Wood Shop, and Store. Click on the sections to the left to get a snippet of what our space looks like!
We have 2 Trotec Speedy 300 lasers, a Speedy 400 laser, and a Speedy 400 flexx laser!
With these you can cut 2D contours on wood, or engrave either wood, metal, or glass. With the rotary attachment you can engrave curved surfaces like glasses! The workflow from picture or dxf to actual cut is super easy. In 5 minutes you can go from having a picture of your dog to having an engraved plaque.
Bring your wildest designs to life with our 3D Printer Fleet! We've got everything from basic FDM to SLA print capabilities.
Our main fleet is composed of 19 Ultimaker 3 printers, with one flagship Ultimaker 5s in the middle seen above. We also have 7 resin printers from Formlabs, including their new Formlabs 3 and and Formlabs 3L. Those printers can go down to a layer height of 25 microns, or 40 layers per millimeter!
What's a project without a good coat of paint. If you're looking for a safe, ventilated area to spray paint or stain on campus - look no further!
Make sparks and chips fly in our metal shop! We've got industry-level equipment that we'd love to teach you.
Clamp, cut, and sand your way to your next big woodworking project!
From larger tools like table saw, a planer, and a jointer to remove a lot of material, to smaller tools like a router or hand plane to complete the finishing touches, we have all the tools you need to complete your next project!
We even have a wood lathe if the idea of turning your own custom pen sounds like the sort of statement you want to make.
We have 2 waterjets of varying sizes and capabilities available to our users.
The larger of them is an OMAX Maxiem 1515, seen above, and the smaller a ProtoMAX.
The OMAX has a cutting envelope of over 5ft by 5ft, and a 5-axis head, which enables some pretty large and complex parts!
More accurate than a 3D printer, more versatile than a laser cutter - use our CNC tools when you need to make large, complex shapes.
In our wood room we have a CAMaster Cobra CR-508, which features an automatic tool changer, and a huge 5ft by 8ft cutting envelope!
In our metal room we have an EMCO E350 which allows more complex and precise parts than our waterjet can achieve, and easy operation with its 20-station tool magazine.
The Invention Studio runs a store that sells material at cost to members of the GT community!
You can't make anything without material, and we provide the most convenient location possible to get materials for your projects.
The days of fitting a 4x8 ft sheet of plywood into the back of your (or your friends) car are no more!
The link to the store is right above you in the top menu.
Have a flat tire or building a custom bike? We have the tools needed to make that process as easy as possible!