October 15, 2021 | 9:40 am

The Jacobs Institute facilitates a number of workshops throughout the semester, hosted by participating clubs, MDes students, Design Fellows, and our Makerspace staff. Workshops are a great way to become acquainted with a new skill, learn more about the resources and materials available at Jacobs, and connect with our community! Learn more about what’s being offered this semester below.

Access: Virtual workshops are open to all members of the UC Berkeley community, regardless of Maker Pass status. In-person workshops that use Jacobs Makerspace facilities or equipment are reserved for current Maker Pass holders.


No current workshops scheduled. Check back soon!


Friday, February 4, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
No registration! Join here.
Lead: Adam
Heart-Shaped Boxheart-shaped wooden box with laser-cut aesthetic Need a valentines day gift for someone special? Well, that’s on you, but we can help you make the box to put it in! Join us for this early semester online workshop where DS Adam shows you how to model a heart-shaped box in Fusion 360, and then bring those parts into Adobe Illustrator for laser cutting. Topics covered: living hinges; box making; tolerancing; parametric design.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Jacobs 120/332
Register here
Lead: Nicole
Lattice Print! What makes a good 3D print? How do we balance tensile, compressive, or sheer strength with part weight and print time? And what about build-plate adhesion and overhangs? In this workshop, DT Nicole will give an overview of the many factors you should consider when setting up a print on the Jacobs Ultimakers, and lead you through a part generation and submission of a novel lattice form. Great for first-time 3D printers, Fusion 360 beginners, and structural lattice enthusiasts!
Offered twice!
Friday, February 18
Friday, March 11
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Jacobs 110
Register here
Lead: Cody
Ab-Ex Games Can robotic arms help us produce works of abstract expressionist art? Learn the basics of 6-axis programming while co-producing unique and striking drawings with your favorite robot arm tag-team.


No current workshops scheduled. Check back soon!


No current workshops scheduled. Check back soon!