Volta, an updated take on the traditional rocking chair, harnesses the rocking motion of its user to generate energy.
TrashScan is an interactive device that takes a fun approach to educating community members about sustainability.
A student team prototyped an armband respiratory monitoring device designed for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Introduction to Prototyping and Fabrication students gained skills by designing and building bluetooth-controlled vehicles.
This new home for design innovation features design studios, flexible space and access to tools for prototyping, iteration and fabrication.
Students here have access to high-quality welding tools — including new MIG and TIG welders — as well as safety equipment and fabrication space.
This facility offers the tools, knowledge and support to create interactive products, embedded sensing systems and integrated mobile devices.
Here, students can work on projects using a variety of machines and equipment, including digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools.
This student-run makerspace has equipment and parts required for electronics projects, including soldering stations and 3D printers.
This 24/7 access space is outfitted with numerous power and hand tools, as well as ample table space for working on projects.
American Institute of Architects — The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected Jacobs Hall as one of this year’s top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.Read more
On May 4 and 5, the Jacobs Institute will host an “open house” showcase of student work. Featuring displays and demos from 16 courses held in Jacobs Hall in the spring 2016 semester, the showcase will be an opportunity to meet student makers and explore interdisciplinary design coursework.Read more
At Jacobs Hall, TeenTechSF will present an opportunity to get the inside scoop on the STEM scene at UC Berkeley from current UC Berkeley students.Read more
Students from spring 2016 courses held in Jacobs Hall will present project displays and demos on May 4 and 5.Read more
This course involves the design and prototype of large-scale technology intensive systems. Possible design projects, incorporating infrastructure systems and areas such as transportation and hydrology, include watershed sensor networks, robot networks for environmental management, mobile Internet monitoring, open societal scale systems, crowd-sources applications, traffic management and more.
Scott Moura | 3 units | Class number: 26687
This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices and smart hardware products. The first half of the semester is dedicated to a survey of relevant techniques in 3D modeling and fabrication; electronics and circuit board design; sensing and actuation for interaction; embedded software development, wired and wireless communication with mobile devices, computers, and networks; and user interface programming. In the second half of the semester, students carry out a significant design project of their own choice in groups.
Bjoern Hartmann & Paul Wright | 4 units | Class number: 33264 (CS), 28558 (ME)
Too often, enamored in our brilliant ideas, we skip the most important part: building products consumers will want and use. Precious time and effort are wasted on engineering perfect products only to launch to no users. This course teaches product management skills such as reducing risk while accelerating time to market, product life cycle and stakeholder management.
Ken Sandy | 3 units | Class number: 28074
In this course, advanced bioengineering design theory is accompanied by project-based learning in small teams around need-based solutions for biomedicine. Course content includes solution generation (ideation) and selection, setting specifications, hands-on prototyping, and quantitative testing, as well as aspects of regulation, intellectual property, and project management.
Amy Herr | 4 units | Class number: 26317