The Makers Lab at UCSF

From 3D printing to textile crafting, the Makers Lab provides the UCSF community with hands-on access to tools and environments that foster interdisciplinary collaboration and discovery. We invite educators, tinkerers, and inventors to unleash their natural creativity. Attend an event, reserve equipment, and start turning your idea into reality today!

Reserve equipment for your next idea

To learn more about the Makers Lab, getting started with 3D printing, and equipment specs and resources, visit the Help Center.

Innovate. De-stress.

The Makers Lab is a creative outlet for the UCSF community to explore new technologies, receive training and support, prevent burnout, and minimize stress. This helps to spark new solutions for both new and old challenges found in the health sciences through interprofessional collaboration.

Keep up with the maker movement at UCSF

Attend an event to expand your skills and learn how to operate equipment. Be prepared for hands-on activities, demos, best practices, and a lot of fun. Registering for events is strongly encouraged. See the course catalog for a list of all regularly scheduled events.

Meet our Makers Lab experts

Dylan Romero
Expertise: curriculum integration, group events, and emerging technologies
Jenny Tai
Expertise: 3D printing technologies and designing and acquiring 3D models
Aira Lipson
Expertise: sewing demos and crafting
Scott Drapeau
Expertise: equipment, workshops, project guidance, and consultations

The Makers Manifesto

Break the ice

Introduce yourself to other makers in the space. You never know who you'll meet and what you'll learn.

Care and share

Respect the space and each other. Refrain from eating in the lab and clean up after yourself. Report broken equipment or tools.

Fail (at least a little)

We’re here to create and experiment. Ask questions if you’re not sure how something works and take your time.

Boldly go where no one has gone before

Be innovative. Respect copyright, patent, and trademark law and refrain from making dangerous or illegal items.

The Makers Lab was such an important place of mindfulness and creativity for me during this year of medical school. I would not have made it through this year nearly as happily if it were not for you guys!
MD Candidate, School of Medicine
I am thankful to be at an institution that values creative exploration and innovation. The UCSF Maker’s Lab is an example of investment in expansive thinking, and it is a real pleasure to be part of our maker community.
MD Candidate, School of Medicine
I am a huge fan. In fact, I may take some course in educational design because of it being now on my radar. I am thinking about how this space has opened up creative pathways for myself and others. This is work/life balance.
Staff member, UCSF

Make things happen

As we discover more applications for 3D printing across UCSF, the Makers Lab will need more materials to keep “making.” Join us, make a gift, and help us support the making community at UCSF.

Get in touch

Have a question? Need a tip? You can find a host a helpful articles in our Help Center. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’re happy to help. Contact us.

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Find us

530 Parnassus Avenue, room 345
Monday–Friday, from 10am–6pm