College of Alameda Fab Lab


Monday: 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday: 12pm – 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 4pm
Thursday: 12pm – 4pm
Friday: Closed

Campus Map to the FabLab

What is the CoA Fab Lab?

The CoA Fab Lab is a campus resource where students, faculty, and staff learn how to make all kinds of things, for free.

We can show you how to use computer applications/programs (software) to control machines (hardware).

While many machines in the Fab Lab are computer controlled, we believe that working with your hands is essential to making. We have a small woodworking area, a wide variety of hand tools, and tons of materials. Starting a project using a pencil and paper is best.

Our goal is to offer a communal space for people to make, to share, and to benefit from their work.

Where is the CoA Fab Lab?

The CoA Fab Lab is located on the main campus, in Room D-103.

Is any experience needed to use the Fab Lab?

No experience necessary–all are welcome! Don’t worry if you don’t have experience with making, especially when it comes to digital fabrication. We host workshops to show you the basics, and are around to help you throughout the day.

What tools are available?

The following machines are available now at the CoA Fab Lab:

How much does it cost?

All College of Alameda students will have FREE, full access to the CoA Fab Lab as part of their enrollment. This means:

    • No membership fees
    • No machine time fees
    • No material fees

If you want to make things in the Fab Lab to sell, that’s great! Please note you’ll only have to pay for the materials you use.

How do I get started?

Users must sign up for a Fab Lab account to use the CoA Fab Lab. This is where you’ll sign up for workshops and reserve machines.

Sign up for a Fab Lab account

After signing up, come into the Fab Lab during open hours–we’ll show you around!

Mission Statement

We empower our local community to develop solutions through design and technology.


College of Alameda Fab Lab

P: (510) 748-5278
L: Room D-103