*Updated 3/14/20: Under guidance from campus leadership and with support from the College of Engineering, we are closing all Jacobs Hall makerspace access starting 3/14. We will remain closed at least through the end of Spring Break, 3/29, and will send another update by that date. For full details and to stay up-to-date on all updates regarding our COVID-19 response, please visit our news page.
Available to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, the Maker Pass is a point of entry to hands-on making in Jacobs Hall and the CITRIS Invention Lab. With this semesterly pass, campus community members from all departments can access workspaces and use equipment on a drop-in basis, including during extended access hours (evenings and weekends) at Jacobs Hall.
Whether working on a class assignment or building a passion project, you can find space, tools, and resources for bringing ideas to life here. From the student creating her first 3D print in a Jacobs Hall makerspace to the researcher assembling an interactive device in the Invention Lab, the Maker Pass community is a diverse, active source of new ideas and collaborations.
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In addition to workspace and equipment, Maker Pass users have access to a variety of resources for prototyping and fabrication at Jacobs Hall. For information about resources available at the CITRIS Invention Lab, visit the Invention Lab’s website.
Jacobs Hall design specialists provide equipment trainings, guidance, and mentorship to the Jacobs Hall community. From a robotics expert to an artist who explores intersections of traditional craft and digital fabrication, our design specialists bring wide-ranging backgrounds to their roles and serve as resources for Maker Pass users. Meet the design specialist team and see their schedules or sign up for office hours.
Maker Pass holders can sign up for free workshops to explore new skills and projects. Workshops include Toolbox workshops, which provide opportunities to dive into an in-depth project with a design specialist, and Tips and Tricks workshops, in which advanced prototypers share key skills.
The Jacobs Hall material store has materials available for Maker Pass holders to purchase at low cost. Users can place orders online and pick up their purchases from a design specialist at Jacobs Hall. Check out the store.