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Welcome!

Idea Fab Labs, Santa Cruz is a member-driven creation zone for makers of all levels to collaborate, innovate, and build a community. At IFL you can have access to high tech tools and design software, learn new skills through classes and workshops, and collaborate with fellow members on fun and interesting projects. We also perform contract fabrication work and host field trips!

COVID-19 Update (10-5-2020) – We have begun the process of reopening to new members. If you are interested in membership, please use our contact page to inquire.

Want to buy masks? Buy them here.

What do we offer? So much!

At Idea Fab Lab, Santa Cruz you have the opportunity for peer-to-peer collaboration and access to a growing range of tools and educational courses. The lab includes two large 100+ watt laser cutting and engraving machines, several 3D printing stations, an electronics lab, a full wood shop with a large CNC router table, textiles equipment, design computers, jewelry zone, some advanced metalworking equipment and much more. You will have access to design software, such as the Autodesk Software Suite, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator and open work areas to build your projects.

Want to learn more? Visit us at Open House!

Hours: Stop by Mondays 5:00pm-7:00pm to see our equipment, take a tour, and chat with us.
Location: Find us on the 2nd floor of the Wrigley Building at 2801 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA.

Become a Member

Membership Options: We have a range of options to support your needs as an individual maker or to join with a partner. See membership options here.
New Member Orientation: If you recently became a new member or want to sign-up onsite, RSVP here for new member orientation on Mondays at 7:00 pm or Wednesdays at 5pm.

Idea Fab Labs Chico

Don’t live near Santa Cruz? You can also check out our Chico location.