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!

Tomás Vega Gálvez awarded Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award

Our own Invention Lab Superuser Tomás Vega has been awarded the Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award at the EECS Departmental Awards Ceremony.  Many users of the Invention Lab have benefited from Tomás' infections creative energy and boundless curiosity.  We thank Tomás for all his help with students and in fostering a sharing and learning culture within the Invention Lab here at CITRIS.  

Tomás Vega and Corten Singer awarded the Lemelson-MIT prize for work done in the Invention Lab!

Tomás Vega and Corten Singer awarded the Lemelson-MIT prize for work done in the CITIRS Invention Lab!  Their project, WheelSense is an Open-Source Smart Add-On System for Wheelchairs.  The work was developed, prototyped, and fabricated in the CITRIS Invention Lab.  Both are superusers in the lab and Tomás is also part of Professor Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab.  Congrats to both Tomás and Corten. http://lemelson.mit.edu/winners/tomás-vega-and-corten-singer

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…