” Idea Fabrication Labs (IFL) Santa Cruz, a new makerspace based on a successful venture in Chico, will be opening in the old Wrigley Building in June 2015.
Idea Fab Labs is a social learning environment. Members can take and teach classes or workshops. Peer-to-peer learning, open source culture and cooperation are cornerstones of the Maker movement that IFL embraces. The concept is that working together with other motivated makers from a wide variety of disciplines in a creative space such as this, produces countless benefits. The Maker movement has the potential for democratizing the tools of innovation and expression through collaborative learning. This new paradigm for education and innovation can create never-before-seen access to state of the art technology for the casual user, and revolutionize traditional R&D by creating a social environment and encouraging the open development of ideas…”