Jacobs Project Support

The Jacobs Project Support (JPS) service provides the Cal making community with access to advanced fabrication technology and requires approved registration. JPS is a fully automated project-tracking system that notifies you of the state of your project as it is fabricated by our talented Design Staff.

To support our students with significant financial need this Fall, the Jacobs Institute will provide a need-based subsidy for students using the Jacobs Project Support (JPS) system. This credit will provide up to $25 towards materials and shipping costs for the Fall 2021 term. Students with significant financial need will apply to receive this subsidy and will be notified once their financial status has been verified. The subsidy will cover any applicable costs incurred throughout the Fall 2021 semester. The application for this subsidy, which also describes eligibility criteria, can be at the following link: JPS Materials & Shipping Subsidy Application

Curious about current turnaround times, or how many job submissions we received last week? Check out the data metrics page for this info, and more. JPS FAQ.

Fall 2021 Registration Opens August 18th
Fall 2021 JPS Service Begins August 25th
Last Day to Submit Job Requests for Fall 2021: December 10th
Last Day to Pickup Completed Jobs for Fall 2021: December 17th

Accessing JPS

In order to balance our commitment to serving our broad community and our mandate to support teaching and research, we have created a set of tiers for prioritizing access to the support services we can provide. Should demand for these services become too high for our limited staff to meet, we may need to reduce or remove this access depending on volume and our capacity, beginning with the lower numbered tiers. JPS users who only wish to access 3D printing services can submit projects to Jacobs Self-Service Printing (JSSP).

Jacobs Project Support Tier Assignment:

Tier Group Current Access Fee
1 Researchers Jacobs Project Support
Self-Service Printing
Virtual Workshops
Design Specialist Office Hours
YES, $250 + materials
1 DES INV students and faculty, affiliated faculty Jacobs Project Support
Self-Service Printing
Virtual Workshops
Design Specialist Office Hours
NO (materials only)
2 Innovation Catalysts Grantees Jacobs Project Support
Self-Service Printing
Virtual Workshops
Design Specialist Office Hours
NO (materials only)
3 Students in affiliated courses (NON-DES INV); Clubs and Teams Jacobs Project Support
Self-Service Printing
Virtual Workshops
Design Specialist Office Hours
NO (materials only)
4 Broader UC Berkeley community Jacobs Project Support
Self-Service Printing
Virtual Workshops
Design Specialist Office Hours
NO (materials only)

 

Please Choose the Equipment You Would Like to Use:

Creaform Scanner

Ultimaker 3D Printers

Laser Cutters

FabLight Laser

Omax Waterjet

Vinyl Cutter

Advanced Lab

Shopbot CNC

Othermill CNC

Tormach Metal CNC

Kuka Robots

Canon 36" Plotter

Everything Else

Jacobs Project Support Guidelines

  • Please submit one form for one machine at a time, and only projects that are research, academic, and co-curricular in nature.
  • Please package all your files for fabrication into a .zip archive.
  • We cannot support resource-intensive jobs without prior approval.
  • Once you have submitted a job, it will be reviewed by a Design Specialist. If it is approved, you will be notified automatically via email and will be given time and material cost estimates for your project.
  • Completed orders can be picked up at the first-floor patio entrance to Jacobs Hall on the south side. Pick up times are from 11am – 1pm each weekday.
  • If you require shipping, choose the shipping option at check out, and you will receive an email with further information, including pricing.

If you need to talk to someone, make an Office Hours appointment with one of our Design Specialists here:

Design Specialist Office Hours

If you are unsure about certain options regarding the tools, and more information about pricing, refer to the Jacobs Hall bCourses material here:

bCourses Modules