The MakerSpace concept is to create a social community of people that can share their skills and knowledge to design, create and manufacture products. The Idea Centre will provide the physical resources, with high-end design and manufacturing equipment, and the social community will provide the knowledge and expertise to bring projects to life.

MakerSpaces are quickly becoming a global phenomenon that is representing the democratisation of design, engineering, fabrication and education through social communities of creative people working together.

Notable products created through this very concept are:

Pebble Watch a smart watch technology

Makerbot that has revolutionised desktop 3D printing

The Idea Centre and MakerSpace all contribute to South West College’s strategy to help promote a Smart region. Keys areas targeted are Smart Education, Smart Economy and Smart community.

Users will be able to “make”, every Thursday 2.00pm – 5.00pm (every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2:00 – 8:00pm) using equipment and resources available at the centre.  You can log onto to find out more about makerspace contact Diarmuid Kelly Email:


Where to find us

idea South West College
Omagh Campus
2 Mountjoy Road, Omagh
Co.Tyrone BT79 7AH
Centre Co-Ordinator – Diarmuid Kelly
T: 028 8225 0109 EXT: 5228
F: 028 8224 1440