Ingenuity Lab

Ingenuity Lab

INGENUITY LAB — Returning September 2014

It’s fun to use your human ingenuity to solve problems and meet challenges! By approaching things in creative ways, and by applying your own talents and skills, you can discover solutions that are uniquely you.

You can do Ingenuity Lab challenges in the Ingenuity Studio all summer long. Design, build, and test your own inventions with the help of UC Berkeley students and staff. The Ingenuity Lab will reopen in September 2014.

Check out previous Ingenuity Lab challenges:

Water Engineering with ReNUWit | February
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 systems to make urban water safe, sustainable, and (re)useable. For more information about ReNUWIt visit their website at

Vehicles | March
Design a vehicle to conquer our obstacle course. Try different wheels and treads. Experiment with motors and gears. Program your vehicle to stop, start, and turn its way through the course

Structures | April
How can something as flimsy as newspaper hold weights high above the ground? Come learn how to make a sturdy structure like a table, a bridge, or a building using only newspaper.

Boats | May
Design and experiment with different boat designs and test your boat on the water. How fast does it go? Can it carry some extra weight?