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!

What do we offer? So much!

At Idea Fab Labs, Santa Cruz you have the opportunity for peer-to-peer collaboration and access to a growing range of tools and educational experiences. 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, design computers, jewelry zone, some advanced metalworking equipment and much more. You will have access to design software, such as the CorelDraw, VCarve, Lightburn, Adobe Illustrator and open work areas to build your projects.

Don’t want to do it yourself?

We offer custom production services for one-off items all the way up to small and medium batch runs on our laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC machines. Reach out to us and get a quote for your project.

Want to learn more? Visit during our 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 for new member orientation on 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 pm.

Idea Fab Labs Chico

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