East Bay Maker Faire and GoFab Printers

Look for the CITRIS Invention Lab at this Sunday 22 Oct East Bay Maker Faire. GoFab – Need a 3D printer to take home!  We have you covered!  Come checkout our GoFab 3D Printers • Free to all Maker Pass holders.

GoFab – Making on the Go!

CITRIS Invention Lab at UC Berkeley is excited to announce the launch of the first of its kind – a 3D Printer Lending Library! Open to all Maker Pass Holders, the Invention Lab is offering a suite of 3D printers that are available for checkout to extend your creativity and making outside of the lab, into your living room, dorm, kitchen, cafe, or personal workspace. More info: http://invent.citris-uc.org/go-fab/ 

CITRIS Invention Lab • Make-It-Scarry • Halloween costume build nights

Boo! The CITRIS Invention Lab is holding it’s annual Halloween costume build nights Thursday AND Friday this year! Start planning your costume! October 26 AND 27th 4-7pm This event is open to all UC Berkeley students and staff!  You do not have to be a Maker Pass Holders to attend and participate in this event!

Introducing our fabulous Fall 2017 Super Users

Introducing our fabulous Fall 2017 Super Users – These are the amazing students that not only help keep the lab open after hours and weekends but truly make the Invention Lab the magical place it is.  Thank you again! Adam Hutz (Rhetoiric PhD) Mai Nguyen (Itegrative Bio PhD) Nicole Repina (BioEngineering PhD) Molly Nicholas (EECS/BCNM PhD) Amir Mousavi (EECS R&D Eng) Corten Singer (EECS MS) Daniel Lim (ME PhD) And our new Super Users in training: Uzoma Nwakuche (EECS) Jeremy Warner (EECS PhD) Oliver Moldow (Architecture)  

Think Big, Build Big: New Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printers

Ultimaker 2 Extended+ is one of the most advanced, accurate and reliable desktop 3D printers around. And at the Invention Lab we have 2 of them for you to create with. Engineered to perform, the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ is reliable, efficient, and user-friendly. Thanks to its support of a wide range of materials, it’s suitable for a huge variety of applications, from prototypes to customized tools. It’s a great all-around 3D printer that delivers consistent results. Build Volume: 223 x 223 x 305 mm (8.8 x 8.8 x 12 inches)

New Form 2 SLA 3D Printer

Continuing to expand our 3D printing capabilities, we've added a new Form 2 SLA printer.  This is a significant upgrade from our previous Form 1 SLA printer.  The Form 2 support event larger build volume and incredible resolution.  At the heart of the machine is a powerful optical engine – a 250mW precision laser is guided by custom-built galvanometers, delivering big prints with spectacular detail.  The Form 2 allows for feature size of 300 microns, layer thickness of 25-100 microns and a build volume of 145 x 145 x 175 mm.  It also features an integrated resin system that allows for…

Fall 2017 Invention Lab Fellowship Awards

We're excited to announce our Fall 2017 Invention Lab Fellowship Award recipients: Crystal Lee (Integrative Biology), Jason Cress (Music Composition), HungJu Wang (BioE), Sina Dabiri (BioE), Siew Hong Ma (ME),  Patrick Martin-Tuite (Joint Medical Program), Richard Barnes (ERG/PhD Student), Olivier Spleethoff (ME), Theo Fedronic (ME), Qiaohao Liang (MSE & EECS), Amay Saxena (EECS & Math),  Aaryaman Sen (CogSci + ISF), and Raghav Jalana (ME).  We look forward to watching their projects evolve within the Invention Lab this semester.

Invention Lab hosts New UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ

A fabulous visit by our new Chancellor Carol Christ to the CITRIS Invention Lab where she engaged with researchers and students involved in a wide variety of projects.  More of the story and images can be found here: http://citris-uc.org/citris-welcomes-uc-berkeley-chancellor-designate-carol-t-christ-tour-innovation-labs/  

Get ready for Halloween 2017 – now!

As with any project - A successful well crafted Halloween costume takes time and planning. I'm starting early this year and would encourage anyone interested in creating their own start planning ASAP. All parts shown were 3-D printing on the CITRIS Invention Lab's Ultimaker printers or Laser Cut on our Trotec Speedy 400. Wolverine's Claws where printed from a file found on Thingverse, and printed using Soft PLA (a specialty material not regularly in stock here). The Bullet was printed in silver PLA and the dog tags where cut and etched on metallic silver acrylic. I plan on showcasing several…

Hack Your Graduation Hat • 12 May 10-5pm

Don’t be caught at graduation with an ordinary, boring, standard issue graduation hat…celebrate your creativity and individuality while you celebrate your accomplishment of graduation! ALL GRADUATING UC BERKELEY STUDENTS WELCOME Come join us at the CITRIS Invention Lab this Fri 12 May from 10-5pm.  We’ll be there to help you hack your graduation hat (or other graduation gear).  This is open to not only all Maker Pass holders but all UC Berkeley graduating students.  So even if you don’t have a Maker Pass you are welcome to participate! See you Friday….and again congratulations on your upcoming graduation!