Design, build, and test in the Ingenuity Lab!
Open noon to 4:00 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday
Free with admission
The Ingenuity Lab at Lawrence Hall of Science is a place where you can discover how the world around us works. Find out how engineers and scientists solve challenges and find new ways of doing things. Engage your creative brain and use a variety of materials to design, build, and test your own innovations. Work with students from the Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) program to brainstorm ideas, build a prototype, and then test your design as you work to find your own solution to these engineering challenges.
Join us to tackle a new challenge every month!
February: Water Engineering with ReNUWIt
How do engineers influence the water we use and drink? Engineers at ReNUWIt are re-inventing the nation's urban water infrastructure. Be a water engineer and design your own city to make stormwater safe, sustainable, and (re)useable.
Check out recent blog posts from Sasha Harris-Lovett and Pam McLeod about this challenge.
March: Wind Turbines
Design and build a wind turbine that can harness the power of the wind. Test different blades and designs to optimize energy from wind. See if your turbine can lift a weight and generate electricity.
April: Sound Engineering with Meyer Sound
What do engineers have to do with sound? Meyer Sound engineers work to make music, performances, and movies sound great. Design your own sound machine and listen, feel, and see how your engineering can create and change sound.
Design and construct your own catapult with everyday materials. Test and tweak your model to see how far your cotton ball can fly.
Great creations from prior Ingenuity Lab Challenges
Find your 2013 ingenuity creation on Flickr.
Find your 2012 ingenuity creation on Flickr.
Find your 2011 ingenuity creation on Flickr.
Find your 2010 ingenuity creation on Flickr.
Kinetic Sculptures, Bridges and Skyscrapers, and Scribbling Machines.
The Ingenuity Lab is sponsored in part by: