Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM:Berkeley) Makeathon This Weekend!

Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon. [Berkeley, March 17-19] 95 innovators and makers will gather at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley for TOM:Berkeley, a three-day technology-development marathon where participants work together with people with disabilities to develop solutions for everyday challenges. Physical prototypes address the local need, and the designs will be published online to address the needs of others with similar disabilities around the world. Drew McPherson, TOM:Berkeley Organizer shares, “As a mechanical engineering student and quadriplegic due to…

Meredith Scheff-King’s artwork used as inspiration for AI driven Art

Our own Invention Lab Manager, Meredith Scheff-King's artwork used as inspiration for AI driven Abstract Art. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/earth-satellite-maps-abstract-art/ http://emesskay.com/gallery/planet-labs-residency/  

Excited to Welcome Back EnableTech to the Invention Lab

The CITRIS Invention Lab is excited to welcome back the UC Berkeley student led, EnableTech group that will hold it's regular meetings in the lab this semester.  This group returns after a great term last semester.  EnableTech's designs and builds hardware and software to address challenges faced  by people with disabilities in Berkeley and the world at large.  

Spring 2017 Invention Lab Fellowships Due 23 Jan

The CITRIS Invention Lab in 141 Sutardja Dai Hall provides prototyping resources such as 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering stations, hand and power tools. The lab is open to the entire UC Berkeley community, including students, staff, faculty and alumni, to work on projects outside of formal classes. http://invent.citris-uc.org The Invention Lab Fellowship is a merit-based program for students that will cover the Maker Pass registration fee for the semester. Fellowship recipients and their projects will also be highlighted on our web site and in media coverage of the lab. We will award fellowships based on a combination of compelling…

CITRIS Invention Lab : Open for Spring 2017 on Tue 17 Jan

Welcome to 2017!  Once again the CITRIS Invention Lab is open for all your making and research needs.  Quick updates: We welcome a range of new equipment included: 3 Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers Voxel8 conductive material 3D dual material 3D printer Ultimaker 3 dual material 3D printer 4 Printrbot 3D printers New soldering equipment including Metcal soldering irons and more (as they say) The CITRIS Invention Lab is part of the Maker Pass system and easer than ever to signup for and access New revised and improved bCourses safety training makes the Invention Lab easier and faster to access and get…

Final Project Push :: CITRIS Invention Lab is here to help!

The end of semester push is on.  Your project needs a bit more time to put those final touches on and really make it shine. 3D printer lines and laser cutter queues everywhere! Where can you go?     The CITRIS Invention Lab has you covered.  Lab space, electronics prototyping equipment, racks of 3D printers and laser cutters.  Open and free to all Maker Pass holders.  Stop by 141 Sutardja Dai Hall in the CITRIS building.   Info, hours, and more info here:   http://invent.citris-uc.org   Hours (always more hours being added so check back for updates):   http://invent.citris-uc.org/lab-hours/ Your friendly…

Other Machine features Invention Lab

The Invention Lab Othermill gets lots of use from students and was featured as an example of use in an educational university setting. https://othermachine.co/stories/lowering-the-barrier-to-entry-at-citris-invention-lab/    

Halloween Costume Build Night at the Invention Lab!

The Invention Lab is holding a Halloween costume build night THIS thursday, October 27th, 4-7pm, and we'd love to have you join us! Come build or work on your costume. Open to all Maker Pass holders. http://invent.citris-uc.org

Invention Lab Super User Tomas Vega leads development of Wheelchair for Visually-impaired

Great press on work at the Invention Lab by our own super user Tomas Vega on new wheelchair technologies.   Stop by the lab to see the work as it continues to be developed. http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/06/los-gatos-new-wheelchair-technology/

Lab Hosts Athena Maker Event for Young Girls

The Invention Lab hosted 25+ amazing middle school young women as part of a special Athena Maker Event for young girls!  All of the girls designed and created illuminated lamps themed around visionary female leaders in the world of technology.  What an amazing creative group of young women!  The resulting lamps where showcased as part of the at the CITRIS Athena Awards event and Women in Technology Symposium. Special thanks to Molly Nicholas and Meredith Scheff-King for leading the event in the lab with amazing help from Sarah Sterman, Cesar Torres, Elena Duran, Brandie Nonnecke, and Zoma.