multi color 3D printed dinosaurs

The Big Idea Makerspace

Where Vision Meets Venture: Craft a Product, Change the World.

Step into a world where imagination becomes reality, and dreams turn into tangible creations. The Big Idea Makerspace is San Juan County's most exhilarating hub for innovators, creators, and dreamers alike.


For Creators, Crafters and Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered about bringing a concept to life, designing your own unique product, or diving deep into the arts and tech world? With 3,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment, from 3D printers, large format printer and vinyl cutter to a top-tier graphic design studio, metalworks, and a laser engraver and cutter, we've got you covered. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a tech enthusiast, a family, or a curious soul, there's something here for everyone! Discover San Juan County's best-kept secret and let your creativity soar. Grab a friend and come on over. Your big idea awaits!

Call (505) 566-3112 to schedule an appointment.

 

Explore the Equipment at the Big Idea Makerspace

Contact us for your creative projects by calling (505) 566-3112.

3D Printers

Elevate your project with our range of Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 2+, Anycubic Photon Mono Resin, and Markforged Onyx 3D printers. Whether you need PLA from us or have your own filament, reach out beforehand to ensure compatibility.

Computer Lab

Step into our state-of-the-art Computer Lab, featuring powerful Omen Computers and a versatile software suite including AutoDesk applications, Adobe Suite, Corel Draw, and Cura 3D Slicer.

Large Format Printer and Vinyl Cutter

Produce vibrant prints - from t-shirt vinyl to stickers, posters, and banners - using our Roland SG-300 Large Format Printer and Vinyl Cutter. For precision cutting, explore our Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter.

Laser Engraver and Cutter

Explore endless customization with our Epilog Helix 50W CO2 Laser Engraver and Cutter to personalize wood, acrylic, leather, glass, and powder coated metal with ease.

Metalworking Equipment

Fabricate precision metal projects using advanced tools including a CNC Mill, drill presses, and a plasma cutter for thick metal cuts and sign-making.

Textiles

Fashion custom fabric patterns using our cutting-edge Mimaki Sublimation and Textile Printer with industrial heat press.

Technology Bench

Immerse yourself in electronics and crafting with our stocked Technology Bench, complete with soldering equipment and a diverse range of tech tools.

Woodworking Equipment

Craft your masterpieces with tools like the CNC Router, Table/Cabinet Saw, Band Saw, Scroll Saw, Sanders, and Dremel Tools at our woodworking station. Bring your materials and explore limitless possibilities.

SJC Student working with a 3-D printer

Schedule a Tour Today

Discover the creative possibilities waiting for you at our makerspace! 
Schedule a tour today by calling (505) 566-3112. 

Membership Options:

Become a member of The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and have access to state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional tools and machinery. Chamber Members receive a 10% discount on any membership type.

  • $10.00 per day
  • Day passes in the same month count toward a month membership.

  • Requires proof of current student enrollment.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older. Requires parental or legal guardian approval. Must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

  • $50.00 per month or $550.00 per year or $10 day pass 
  • Valid for one month/year from date of purchase.
  • Use during regular hours.
  • Complimentary safety and equipment orientation courses.
  • Invitations to special events and activities.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older. Requires parental or legal guardian approval. Must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

  • $100.00 per month or $1,100.00 per year
  • Includes two named adults and up to four children.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by one of the named adults on the membership.
  • Children under the age of twelve are not allowed in the space at any time.
  • Restricted access to equipment if under 18 years of age.

  • $80.00 per month or $880 per year
  • Includes two named representatives from one business entity.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Business and corporate memberships can be customized upon request. Call (505) 566-3112 for details.

  • $25.00 per month or $275.00 per year
  • $10 day pass
  • Individual membership
  • Requires proof of current employment

Visit Us Today or Schedule an Appointment

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED 

Call (505) 566-3112 to schedule an appointment.

The Big Idea Makerspace with various equipment

Contact Us

thebigidea@fodsbpmc.com
Phone: (505) 566-3112

5101 College Blvd, Bay 5305
Farmington, NM 87402

Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.