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Cascade Create Space



Location: Terrell Hall 101, Cascade Campus

Coordinator: Michael W. Moss

Contact: michael.moss1@pcc.edu


Fall Open Lab Hours

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Open lab hours are when anyone can stop by and start making. No appointment needed!
  • Some days may be reserved for events. Check calendar for availability.
  • Contact the STEAM Center Coordinator for appointments and access outside of open lab hours.

Last Open Lab Hours for Fall: Dec. 8th


Cascade Create Space Sign

About the Cascade Create Space

The Cascade Create Space is a STEAM Center focused on creating community and encouraging learning and creativity in a flexible, welcoming environment that offers a variety of experiences from formal co-curricular support of academic coursework to skills-focused workshops and informal opportunities for STEAM exploration and self-expression.

Everyone is welcome, including PCC students, staff, and community members. Priority is given to students working on class projects, but personal projects are also encouraged when equipment is available.

Equipment and Tools

  • Prusa 3D printers
  • Glowforge laser cutter
  • Cricut vinyl cutters
  • Carbide CNC routers
  • Dye sublimation printer
  • Heat press
  • Arduino microelectronics
  • Serger Sewing Machine
  • Sphero Bolt robots
  • Soldering irons
  • Button maker
  • Glue and tape
  • Fasteners
  • Various small tools
  • Personal protective equipment

Activities and Workshops

  • 3D modeling and 3D printing
  • Laser cutting wood, acrylic, and other materials
  • Printing/cutting vinyl stickers, iron-ons, and more
  • Heat pressing designs on t-shirts, bags, and more
  • Jewelry making
  • Soldering microelectronics
  • Making buttons
  • Origami
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • And more!

Features and Accommodations

  • Motorized adjustable height workbench
  • Lending library
  • Community Art Wall
  • 3 monitor design station with drawing tablet
  • device charging station
3D printed fidget toysCreate Space STEAM Center t-shirt3D Printed Gear Fidget SpinnerLaser Cut St. Johns Bridge Layered ArtPrusa 3D printerCarbide Nomad 3 CNC RouterPrusa 3D printer3D printed axolotl3D Printed Rugged BoxStory CubesSphero BowlingSphero Bolt Robot3D Printed Spikes on FabricVinyl Stickers3D printed chainmail sampleRobot KeychainFidget Toy BasketPuzzle CubeLaser cut jigsaw puzzleLaser cut acrylic business card caseLaser cut jewelryLaser engraved slate coaster3D printed dice and game piecesLaser cut name badgesPCC STEAM Centers canvas bagCreate Space STEAM Center Entrance SignCreate Space STEAM Center Outside