The MSU Idea Shop offers a public-access maker studio with a gym membership model. By becoming a member, you gain unrestricted access to a wide range of design workstations, 3D printers, electronics benches, and high-end woodworking tools—everything you need to transform your idea into reality.
Whether you're shopping for next-generation ideas or need a shop to build your own, the MSU Idea Shop is all about bringing concepts to reality.
The Turner A Wingo Maker Studio features an array of 3D printers, CNCs, woodworking equipment, and more.Become a Member
Learn new skills with our MasterMakers Workshops, crafted for all ages and all experience levels.See Workshops
Operated in partnership by the university's College of Business and School of Human Sciences, the Idea Shop houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator. The Maker Studio contains a myriad of wood, polymer, and metal prototyping equipment, as well as an electronics workbench and design suite. The Retail Product Accelerator helps entrepreneurs test market products in a fully-working retail store and gives students experience operating a business.
Located in a 2,000 sq.ft. retail store on Main Street in Starkville, MS, the Idea Shop was made possible by numerous private contributions and support by the USDA Rural Business Development program
Expand your maker skillsets through our MasterMakers workshops! These 1-2 hour sessions take you on a journey through the various tools and equipment in the studio and leave you with tangible results!
For less than the cost of a gym membership, you can get your maker muscles in shape!
Here are common questions we receive about the Idea Shop.