At the College of Alameda (CoA) Fab Lab, we empower our local community to creatively develop solutions through design and technology. Our vision is to offer a communal space for people to freely collaborate–to make, share, and benefit from their work.
The 1900 sq. ft. space–once an unused physics lab–is now home to a host of digital fabrication equipment. Users have access to a laser cutter, 3D printers, CNC routers, dye sublimation printers, CNC embroidery machines, and more! While many of our machines are controlled by software, we’re big believers in the fusion of tech and tradition; there are industrial sewing machines, a woodworking area, and a wide variety of hand tools to facilitate experimentation and the completion of projects.
The CoA Fab Lab offers free workshops on how to operate the varied equipment in the lab, allowing users to quickly gain an understanding of the fundamentals required to safely operate and create.
What we’re most proud of is that CoA students, faculty and staff have full, free access to the lab. That means: no membership fee; no machine time fee; and no materials fee!
This is the general thread for discussing the lab; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/labs/coafablab