Nebraska Innovation Studio

Makerspace for innovators, artists and entrepreneurs.

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A Space for Making

Nebraska Innovation Studio (NIS) is a community-oriented makerspace that serves as a hub for innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs. NIS is one of the nation's top makerspaces, a 16,000-square-foot facility with a full metal shop, wood shop, rapid prototyping room, art studio, ceramics and textiles equipment, and more.

NIS is open to anyone, and membership is month-to-month.

How It Works

Members

NIS members pay a monthly fee to use our facilities, tools and equipment. Members use NIS for their businesses, to prototype designs, to create art, for school projects, for home, and for fun. Most of our equipment requires training before use — but don’t worry, it’s free and included with membership. After joining NIS, members can reserve equipment or sign up for trainings on our website.

Non-members

Non-members can still take advantage of the equipment and expertise at Nebraska Innovation Studio through our Request a Maker program. With Request a Maker, non-members can connect with NIS members for custom projects. Non-members can also visit the Maker Market page to see more information about the many skilled artisans and artists at NIS.

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Equipment

From software to saws — NIS has a little bit of everything. After taking part in necessary trainings, members can use our wide variety of high-tech and hands-on maker equipment.

Equipment includes:

  • 3D Printers
  • Plasma cutter
  • Screenprinting station
  • Fiber lasers
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Long Arm Quilter
  • Welding booths
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Membership

NIS membership is open to anyone. Students, UNL/NIC/NIS affiliates and veterans receive discounted pricing, and family plans are also available. To view our membership costs, visit our Pricing page. The first step to becoming a member is going through New Member Orientation.

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Featured Maker

Alex Kolbo
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Alex Kobo

Alex grew up in Kearney, Nebraska and has been teaching at Lincoln East High School since 2012.  He teaches Graphic Design, Photography, and Ceramics.  Alex met his wife Machelle and now business partner in college while they both attended UNL.  Machelle started her business Machelle Kolbo Design Studio in 2014 with the goal of creating products that love and encourage, featuring hand lettering and illustration. They have since teamed up where Machelle does all the designing and running of the business and Alex does most of the making.  He uses Nebraska Innovation Studio to do all the laser engraving/ cutting as well as woodworking to make some of their products, signage, and display for their own business as well as Wax Buffalo candle company and other small businesses in town.

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Contact

Studio Hours

Monday - 2pm-9pm
Tuesday - Noon – 7pm
Wednesday - Noon –7pm
Thursday - Noon – 7pm
Friday - 10am – 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Nebraska Innovation Studio will be closed for all University holidays.

If you would like to learn more about the studio please connect with us at innovationstudio@unl.edu or call us at 402-472-5510

Our Location

Nebraska Innovation Studio is located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus on the NW corner of 19th and Transformation Drive at Entrance B. Easy access to the studio is available from both N Antelope Valley Parkway and N 27th Street via Salt Creek Roadway. Active members will receive a parking pass for a lot south of the studio at the Food Innovation Center.

Nebraska Innovation Studio

2021 Transformation Drive
Suite 1500
Entrance B
Lincoln, NE 68508