Design Lab

The Design Lab at Marin Academy is a community space designed to facilitate a wide variety of projects, both independent and as part of academic classes. We have a diverse array of tools and equipment available in the space to design and build almost anything you can imagine. Visit the external Design Lab website for more detailed information on current projects in the works and tools available. The Design Lab will continue to evolve and grow so check back to see tool and project updates.

The Design Lab and the tools and materials inside are available for any and all members of our community. Safety is of the utmost importance for all of us. Please refer to our Policies and Guidelines document and plan to attend a general training session prior to using the space for independent project work. Tool-specific training will be offered on a rolling basis and will be required for use of all power and digital fabrication tools. If you have any questions about a tool, material or project, don't hesitate to ask.

Sign Up for SummerMADE

SummerMADE is a two week summer program offering Marin Academy current and incoming high school students a hands on opportunity in Design and Engineering. Each student will preselect a design/engineering project from a list (or design their own) and will have two weeks to build. The program will conclude with an evening of student presentations for families and the public. Projects will offer students experience with robotics and electronics, design/build techniques from physical to digital and project management. Students will learn and work with a variety of tools, from hand tools, power tools, 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering, microcontrollers, digital 2D and 3D design and computer programming. Lunch sessions will include guest speakers from science, design and engineering fields who will share their work and offer students feedback and insights on their projects-in-progress.

Sign up for SummerMADE here.

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    Sachi DeCou 

    Design + Technology Lead
    (415) 482-3263