Fall has arrived, which means that Halloween is around the corner! To get into the spirit, join Jacobs, the CITRIS Invention Lab, and the Moffitt Makerspace at our annual Halloween maker events, which are open to all members of our general community (not just Maker Pass holders).
10/16, 10/23, 10/29 4:30-7pm | 1st floor Moffitt Library
The Moffitt Makerspace, located on the first floor of Moffitt Library, is hosting Halloween costume drop-in workshops for the remainder of October. Come and learn to use tools like the sewing machine, Dremel, scroll saw and 3D printer to take your costume to the next level. A variety of materials are available for your use for free, but if you have something specific in mind, or will need specialized materials, please bring your own. Workshop is drop in and meets in the Moffitt Makerspace every Wednesday in October from 4:30-7pm.
Some of the materials we have available include: Cardboard, Yarn, Fabric, Fleece,
10/28 12-4pm, 10/29 – 10/30 10am-4pm, 10/31 10am-1pm | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.
We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast builds. Bring your ideas and pictures!
The Invention Lab staff will help with construction tips, materials suggestions, prioritizing features to work on, detail workarounds, large build shortcuts and–if needed–a reality check. A limited amount of supplies will be provided during the open house.
10/31, 4-5pm | Jacobs Design Lounge (10C Jacobs Hall)
Create your own Halloween costumes, props, and decorations, and then win bragging rights and prizes for your creations at the Makers Contest. All members of the Berkeley community are invited to participate. Both costumes and props/decorations are welcome, though functional/realistic weapons are not.
Judging of submissions will begin at 4:30pm, but you can drop by for snacks and swapping DIY tricks starting at 4pm. The winner of the contest will be determined by the audience, based on projects’ creativity and demonstrated skill, so make your submissions as creatively frightening and frighteningly creative as possible.
The contest winner will receive a $30 gift card to the the Berkeley Cheese Board Collective. All participants will receive lots of candy!
Questions? Contact Amy Dinh, student services & programs manager.