The Innovation Center provides a creative design space that users can define, ideate, solve and test their problems and solutions in using cutting edge tools and resources.
Our Innovation Center provides innovators and entrepreneurs the tools to identify problems, design solutions, make and prototype functional projects and test them in a safe, cutting edge environment. Below is a list of the tools and resources you will find in the Waunakee High School Innovation Center and a sampling of the types of projects users could produce. This list serves as a starting point for your creativity. There is no limit to what you can make!
Additional classes will be held for the 2022-2023 school year.
We look forward to working with you!
Materials: wood, cardboard, paper, acrylic, leather, plywood, felt, fabric, cork, melamine, laser engraving metal, hardwoods.
Board and Brush Signs
Metal engraving on mugs/water Bottles
Woods Lab - requires extra safety training.
Equipment: Planer, Jointer, Table Saws, Band Saws, Table Router, Overhead Sander, Drill Press, Large Gluing Table, Finish Booth, Hand Tools and Joinery Tools.
Equipment: Electronics, Soldering, Circuit boards, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Diagnostic tools
Instruments and Music
Materials: wood, acrylic, leather, plywood, melamine, foam, wax, aluminum, brass, copper, steel, plastics. *Metal machining is available in our metals lab with further instruction from our metals instructors.
Wood Projects (cutting boards, wooden shapes, etc)
Pinewood Derby Cars
Equipment: Embroidery Machine, Sewing Machines.
Phone and Computer Cases
Custom Textile Projects
Metals Lab - requires extra safety training.
Equipment: Saws, Mills, Drill Press, Ironworker, Welders, Welding Simulator, Shear, Brake, Plasma Cutter, Welding Booths, Foundry. CNC Mill (metal only)
WIDE FORMAT PRINTERS
Materials: Paper, Photo paper, Vinyl, Canvas, Card Stock, etc,
Materials: Primarily PLA plastic as our printers are limited in filaments we can print.
Proof of concept
One off design models
Vinyl Cutting/Heat Press
Materials: Vinyl transfer and heat press stock
Adhesive Wall Art
Board and Brush Signs
Custom Wall Paper