SouthWorks MakerLab Network



SouthWorks MakerLab Park Forest is a part of the SouthWorks MakerLab Network, a growing network of MakerLabs supporting south and southwest Chicagoland. The hub and spoke network includes MakerLabs on community college, university, and community partners’ sites.

As part of the SouthWorks MakerLab network, users also have access to the vast array of equipment and resources at our fellow MakerLabs. In particular, the community colleges in the SouthWorks network provide access to their manufacturing and electronics labs as well as other labs and programming related to making.

Consider joining us in this effort to bring a MakerLab network to Chicago Southland.

For more information about MakerLabs in general or the SouthWorks
MakerLab Network, got to:


To date, 6 MakerLabs have opened.


Open to the Public:

SouthWorks MakerLab Prairie State College

SouthWorks MakerLab Park Forest website

Park Forest Workshop Meetup

SouthWorks MakerLab South Suburban College

MakerLab at Joliet Junior College


Students Only:

Illinois Tech IdeaShop

Lewis University MakerLab