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Students exploring 3D printing at Franklin Center for Innovation: Makerspace

Frankfort High School seniors Austin Wellman, Dawson Pearl, Thiago Pires and Ella Luking have served as interns at the center working under Allen since August. They have focused mainly on 3D printing, but have utilized other areas of the center as well. 

‘If you can think it, we can do it’: C-Squared Creations making people happy through food, art or customized items

For Tisa and Krystal Conway-Cunningham, putting their talents on display isn’t as important to them as helping others discover their talents and learn how to showcase them.

In(o)vaders take over 801 Schenkle Lane

In March 2020, new neighbors moved into 801 Schenkel Lane, where they developed a community of innovators, critical thinkers, crafters and discoverers.

The community, known as the Franklin Center for Innovation, is a non-profit makerspace with about 30 members.

Franklin Center for Innovation Interview | Around 10 | 1.29.2021

Interview with Gary Stratton and Jason Allen from the Franklin Center for Innovation featured in the February 5, 2021 episode of Around 10. 

Press Release

Franklin Center For Innovation


Frankfort, Kentucky

Are you looking for a new way to develop, build and innovate?

At Franklin Center for Innovation, we’re committed to building an all-inclusive innovation ecosystem. We offer resources and workspace for makers, entrepreneurs, families and children alike. Our mission is to create a collaborative space where everyone can learn new skills, start a business, be entertained and foster creativity in their lives.

With our flexible memberships you can get access to space rentals with top notch equipment while getting connected into our network of experts who are eager to mentor you through your creative journey. Plus receive exclusive discounts on courses offered at the center. You’ll also be able to find collaborators across disciplines who will help bring projects or ideas from concept into action!

Become part of the community today by signing up as a member! Join us now and enjoy exclusive opportunities like no other!

What is the Franklin Center For Innovation?

FCFI is a collaborative community where Makers, Entrepreneurs, Families, Individuals, and Children will learn new skills, start a business, be entertained, and build a culture of making new and innovative things. It's a TECH CENTER!


 FCFI is an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are a community oriented public workshop where people can meet and work on their projects. We will provide a facility that is open 10 AM to 8 PM, 6 days a week (with plans to eventually be open 24/7) to all members. FCFI is a place where you can get messy, be loud, and make whatever comes to your mind. We are open to the public every Tuesday at 6pm.


OUR mission is to encourage people to make. We strive to see people discuss and build their dreams. Our goal is to promote STEAM education, open source values, and skill sharing among our members, industry, and the community.


Our community is a diverse collection of makers and teachers of all types. Electronic art enthusiasts, sewers, machinists, engineers, college professors, boy scout troop leaders and on and on. We aim to foster making and innovation in every area imaginable.