Martinsville, Virginia


Upcoming Classes at the Dalton IDEA Center FAB LAB


Create Your Own Wall Clock!

Specially designed for homeschool students, create your own wall clock using the equipment in the Fab Lab! In this fun, four week class, students will engage in STEM through designing and building their very own wall clock using equipment and tools available in the Fab Lab. Let your imagination come to life using the laser cutter, vinyl cutter and CNC router to

 create your own personalized wall clock.

Thursdays, Oct 25-Nov 15

10:00-11:30 am, Cost: $39

Introduction to 3D Printing

Discover the newest creative phenomenon that is sweeping the world - 3D Printing! During this introductory course, participants will gain an understanding of 3D design

 and printing fundamentals in a fun and easy way. You won't believe the 

amazing things you can do.  

Covered topics include safety, operations, software, materials, and project design best practices. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to schedule time on the 3D printers for their own projects. No prior 3D printing experience or technical knowledge needed.

Tuesdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20

5:30-7:30 PM, Cost: $104 

Fab Lab Family Days

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the Fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed.

DIY Ornaments!

Participants will be using the laser cutter to create unique, custom designed 

Christmas ornaments!

Sat, Nov. 3, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15


Want to make more time for creativity? Create real, tangible objects? Meet other craft-minded people? Then join us for a fun evening of creating on trend

crafts using the laser cutter!


In November, we will be making light boxes!

Thurs, Nov. 8, 6:00-9:00 PM, $30


In December, we will be making wooden monogram signs!

Thurs, Dec. 6, 6:00-9:00 PM, $30