Ideas Shared Innovation Lab

Harris County Public Library System
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Branch Librarian: Jim Johnson


In February 2015, the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library opened the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, Harris County Public Library’s first makerspace. The Lab was designed and developed over almost a two-year period after receiving a generous bequest by late library patron Jocelyn H. Lee and upon forming a partnership with local maker group CreatorSpace. Since opening, Patrick Ferrell, Innovation Lab Assistant, has managed this Lab and has offered one-on-one and large-group instruction on a variety of topics:

• Laser cutting and engraving
• 3D printing
• Coding
• Circuit building
• Robotics
• 3D scanning
• Microcontrollers

The Innovation Lab connects regularly with schools, local maker groups, and other organizations both near and far.

Recently, the makerspace staff and volunteers were privileged to assist with the 3D printing and construction of a prosthetic hand for a little girl. Watch this amazing story in the video below:

For more information, visit the Innovation Lab website.