2019 CAL Day was over, but those fun memories of making together will last and continue to spark more creativity in the hearts of the next generations. Video Credit: Annalise Kamegawa
The Invention Lab will be open for visitors this Cal Day from 10-2pm.
Outside, On the Yali's Cafe patio, we will have a large-scale, hands on, interactive ball run constructed completely out of cardboard and dowels that can be modified, added to, refined, dismantled and tested to demonstrate the principles of rapid prototyping and testing and the wide range usefulness of recycled materials.
Inside, student projects will be on display and visitors can construct a movable mechanisms, also out of cardboard, as a playful introduction to mechanisms.
There will be 3D printing and laser cutter demonstrations along with explanations of other the equipment in the lab.
The door from the patio to the 1st floor will be open providing direct access between the lab and outside so folks have easier time finding the lab.
Berkeley City Council members Tour CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City Councilmembers Kate Harrison (District 4), Sophie Hahn (District 5), and Rigel Robinson (District 7) toured the CITRIS Invention Lab and CITRIS Tech Museum on Tuesday afternoon. They learned about the ways the Institute is advancing information technology in the interest of society through its new Policy Lab, helping create an equal playing field for women in tech through WITI@UC, and has supported 48 "deep tech" startups through the CITRIS Foundry. This was the first stop on the Innovation Assets tours that the Berkeley Startup Cluster will be organizing for Berkeley City Council this year.
Making Together: Crossing Borders + Connecting Communities
How can we proactively leverage the culture and creativity of maker spaces as a community engagement tool to collaborate, educate, and champion equity and inclusion? Take action and join this movement through a unique collaboration between the CITRIS Invention Lab at UC Berkeley and Innovaction Gym maker space at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. We are seeking a cohort of dedicated, passionate, creative students (undergraduates and/or graduates) from all disciplines to apply to participate in this exciting and rewarding program.
Throughout the course of this semester students will meet and work with students at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Meetings will take place over video every two weeks where students will collaboratively develop physical prototypes for designs focusing on addressing issues germane between the cultures of the United States and Mexico as lensed through academic makerspaces. Relevant topics include borders, immigration, walls, indigenous languages, educational tools in makerspaces.
Later students will meet in person to finalize designs and share experiences and learning from each others practices. In May, Tecnológico de Monterrey students will visit UC Berkeley. Similarly, selected UC Berkeley students will get the opportunity visit Tecnológico de Monterrey in August. Support for travel is provided as part of the selection process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in leading work that literally cuts across borders and expands the ecosystem of making across differing cultures.
Participants will work closely with leadership from the two universities:
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Azael Capetillo, ITESM, Innovaction GYM
Cristina G. Reynaga-Peña, ITESM, School of Humanities and Education
Juan Manuel Fernández-Cárdenas, ITESM, School of Humanities and Education
Leonardo David Glasserman Morales, ITESM, School of Humanities and Education
Eric Paulos, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Jill Miller, Department of Art Practice
Chris Myers, CITRIS Invention Lab
Kuan-Ju Wu, CITRIS Invention Lab
The team will work closely with Tecnológico de Monterrey team and will participate in a trip to Monterrey, Mexico in Summer.
Apply now using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/0Sp69GpyUlrP0itV2
Apply by: 18 Feb 11:59pm
Selections and First Meeting: 22 Feb
CITRIS Invention Lab is thrilled to host 60 high school students from Lima, Peru for a tour about 3D Printing, Arduino, and Soft Robotics.
The visit is organized by INvent and United Technologies For Kids.
Invent is an organization that teaches technology to economically disadvantaged high schoolers from Peru and Columbia every year and follows up with the students with a conference at UC Berkeley.
United Technologies for Kids (UTK) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging STEM education in high schools globally. Each June, our team of dedicated UC Berkeley students travels to Perú or Colombia to teach Arduino technology and 3D printing, for a month. The students demonstrate their mastery of these technologies by creating and presenting projects during our annual UTK conference at UC Berkeley in February.
To learn more about UTK, visit https://utk.berkeley.edu/
A group of high school students from the Leading Trends Innovation Program of Tsinghua - Berkeley Shenzhen Institute visited Invention Lab.
Our senior lab manager Chris Myers gave a thorough tour of all kinds of prototyping techniques you can do in Invention Lab.
Superuser Dorotea Macri shared her experiences in Invention Lab.
More than 30 students, start up members and faculties visited Invention Lab and had a discussion about 3D printing technology.
The Invention Lab was the place to be during the Fall 2018 Semester. Many projects, events, workshops, student groups, startups, and research took place in the CITRIS Invention Lab. The Invention Lab served over 300 student during Fall 2018 not including outreach events.
Daily Cal features Lioness, "smart" vibrator founders including CEO Liz Klinger who prototyped and developed her first versions of this product in the CITRIS Invention Lab.
Never too early to start your Halloween costume planning and this year (as always) the CITRIS Invention Lab is there to help out. We are stocking the lab with material and supplies to make your costume come to life (or be undead…your choice). Oct 29/30/31 The CITRIS Invention Lab will be open to help you. See you soon!
NOTE: This event is open to all students and staff (even non-maker pass holders) Oct 29–31 9-5pm in the CITRIS Invention Lab.
There will also be a Costume Contest on 31 Oct in Jacobs Hall.