Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Information

(217) 300-0023
idealab@library.illinois.edu
The Idea Lab is located in Grainger's lower level.

1301 W. Springfield Ave. | Urbana, IL 61801
Circulation (217) 333-3576 | Reference (217) 244-7826
enginlib@library.illinois.edu
  • The Idea Lab is open during Grainger's operating hours.

  • Access must be approved.
Sun   9/24/2017:  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Mon   9/25/2017:  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tue   9/26/2017:  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed   9/27/2017:  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu   9/28/2017:  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri   9/29/2017:  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat   9/30/2017:  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sun   10/1/2017:  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Submit a proposal to gain access to the IDEA Lab

If you already have authorized access, submit a request to reserve space and/or equipment in the IDEA Lab.
If you want to reserve an Innovator Design Room (040A and 040B) located outside the IDEA Lab, use this form.

Submit a request to print a 3D object
Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Visualization Wall

VISUALIZATION WALL

A 13.5' feet by 7.5' visualization wall ideal for high-definition presentations

Visualization Wall graphic

  • comprised of 16 46'' monitors
  • 7,680 by 4,320 pixel resolution
  • powered by a high-end Windows 10 workstation with NVIDIA Quadro 6000 video card
Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Informatics Labs

INFORMATICS LABS

Two Informatics Laboratories for work on information discovery and database technologies

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  • five 64'' mobile touchscreen screen monitors with attached workstations
  • five 57'' mobile touchscreen screen monitors with attached workstations
Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Presentation Spaces

PRESENTATION SPACES

Two presentation spaces for enhanced interactive presentations

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  • north area with dual 84'' monitors
  • east area includes a single 84'' touchscreen monitor
Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab 3D Print Lab

3D PRINT LAB

Three 3D printers for consturcting prototypes

3D Print Lab graphic
  • Three LulzBot TAZ 5 3D printers equipped with dual extruders
  • Sense 3D scanner
Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Innovator Design Rooms

INNOVATOR DESIGN ROOMS

Eight group work rooms for collaborating on discovery, design, and data projects

Innovator Design Rooms graphic
  • glass writing surfaces
  • mobile whiteboards
  • two 57'' mobile high-definition monitors with attached workstations
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Grainger Engineering Library Idea Lab Collaboration Equipment

COLLABORATION EQUIPMENT

Eight collaboration tables for group project work.

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  • 4' x 6' collaboration tables with attached 42'' monitors
  • six Extron switch cables (4 HDMI; 2 VGA)