The Way to Make-It-Here


Our build and meeting space is at Make-It-Here.  Make-It-Here is one of our primary sponsors and is a business supported by paid memberships. We ask that your family be respectful of their members, staff, and facility so that our team may continue to be welcome.

Make-It-Here is located in Downers Grove, Illinois less than a mile from the North-South Tollway (I-355) Maple Avenue interchange. Make-It-Here is west of Walnut St., east of the North-South Tollway (I-355), north of Maple Ave., south of the Burlington Northern railroad tracks. Make-It-Here’s GPS friendly address:


5225 Thatcher Rd.

Downers Grove, IL   60515​

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To get to Make-It-Here via the Tollway:

  • Take I-355 to Maple Ave.

  • Turn east onto Maple Ave.

  • Turn left (north) onto Walnut Ave - 1st traffic light east of I-355.

  • Turn left (west) onto Thatcher Rd.

  • Thatcher Rd. makes a 90° right turn to the north.

  • Make the 90° right turn on Thatcher Rd. and immediately turn right into the parking area.

  • Make-It-Here is a one story building. The entrance is roughly in the center of the building on the west side facing Thatcher Rd.

  • Sign-in at the registration desk just inside listing your purposes as “robotics.”

  • We normally meet in the community room to the right.

  • Feel free to ask a Make-It-Here staff member for a tour of their facility if you haven’t seen it before.

The entrance from Thatcher Road looks like this:

Make-It-Here is located roughly in the center of the building.

Getting closer, you can see the entrance.

The Make-It-Here entrance:

Welcome to Make-It-Here, the build space for the Roaring Robotics team. Sign in at the desk and head to the right.

Sign in at the desk and then head on over to the right to the community room, which is where we typically meet when not working with tools in hand.

The metal shop at Make-It-Here provides our team with exceptional robot building capabilities.

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