The Stew Makerspace seeks to create a vibrant hub of collaboration, innovation, and learning at low-cost access, especially for those historically denied access to making.

Whatever the idea, we can help you make it a reality.

ultimaker printer

FDM 3D Printing

Bring your ideas to life with fast and accurate Filament Deposit 3D Printers

FormLab printer

Resin 3D Printing

Create smaller items at microns of precision using our resin-based 3D Printers

Wood Shop

Use the many tools in our wood shop to create custom creations


Use our CNC Routers to cut wood, plastic, and other materials into precise designs


Build user friendy circuits with input and output

Laser Cutter

Engrave or cut with precision over a range of materials from acrylic to wood

Sewing Machine

Sew fabric and materials to create personalized clothing

Button Maker

Create unique and personalized buttons for your clothes or backpack

Industrial Printer

From T-Shirts to Poker-table designs, easily print and cut custom vinyl designs

Visit us


Monday – Thursday: 4-9PM

Friday: 4-8PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9AM-6PM

When you first visit the Stew Makerspace, a trained staff member will welcome you to the space. You will be given a brief tour and safety orientation, then you can get trained on any tools you would like to use. Returning members can check-in seamlessly and get right to work.

Hours and Events


Stew Makerspace is operated as a joint partnership between the Grinnell Area Arts Council and the Grinnell College Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership.

Our main space is housed in The Stew, conveniently located at 927 Broad St in Downtown Grinnell.