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Father assists his daughter in building a lever with a hand.

Flex Your Design Muscles

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
A-Level

It’s fun to use your 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.

Upcoming Ingenuity Challenges

Design, build, and test your own inventions with the support of UC Berkeley students, staff, and volunteers.

December 22–January 21; March 30–April 14 | Marble Machines
Use ramps, lifts, tubes, and jumps to design, build, and test your own creative ball run that allows your marble to get from Point A to Point B, all while following some surprising paths in between.

January 22–March 3 | Pinball Palooza
Learn the inner mechanics of a pinball machine, and construct your own! Use everyday materials to create flippers, plungers, and ramps to make your pinball machine uniquely yours.

March 5–March 29 | Linkages and Moving Toys
Find your inner engineer and artist by exploring linkages. Use mechanical linkages to prototype mechanisms with specific movements while designing your own animated characters and moving toys.

Five Years of Ingenuity