The CITRIS Invention Lab is a maker space on the UC Berkeley campus providing expertise, tools, materials, and support to design and prototype projects.
The first tech maker space on the Berkeley campus when it opened in 2012, the Invention Lab’s resources consist of an array of traditional prototyping equipment that ranges from the basic craft tools to machining and electronics instruments. It also offers a unique opportunity for researchers on all four CITRIS campuses to create, produce, and package a prototype that can be tested and ultimately pitched to potential users, customers, and investors.
The Lab is open to all members of the entire UC Berkeley community. This includes students (undergrads and grads), post-docs, staff, faculty, and recent UC Berkeley alumni who have previously been Maker Pass holders as students.
Get a Maker Pass: Acesss to the Lab is handled through the Maker Pass system. This is a joint maker pass that allows access to both the CITRIS Invention Lab and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. The Maker Pass fee is $100 for the semester for individual users. Fee waivers are available by request for students with financial need. If the Maker Pass sells out, you can sign up for our limited Invention Lab only Maker Pass.
141 Sutardja Dai Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Frequent lab users who know their way around the equipment may join a dedicated group of student volunteers known as “superusers.”