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Exercise your Creative Skills at our Makerspace

The KCI Makerspace is a prototyping lab, providing our community with the resources to design and make using a variety of computer-aided design and manufacturing and other tools.

We serve a range of constituents: Foothill students and staff, local area educators and the broader San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. We provide not only the tools but the courses, certification, events and social support to get you making.

Join now and get started with the required orientation and training to use the various tools. Once trained, members can use the shop’s machines, including laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, vinyl cutters, soldering irons, hand and power tools, and much more. Membership includes introductory training on all equipment. Members under 16 must be supervised by a parent/guardian member.

Open Makerspace Hours

The KCI Makerspace is open to members who have completed a minimum of our New Member Orientation and the training for the machine they plan to use. Experienced makers and staff are available to provide assistance during our open hours.

Current Makerspace hours are shown in the footer below.

Orientation & Training

Come in or contact kaspereira@
to schedule your orientation and training.

Makerspace Coordinator Certificate

The Makerspace Coordinator is a certificate program that is designed for people who are seeking employment in fabrication laboratories and makerspaces within community centers, libraries, and educational settings. The program provides instruction and support for building models and prototypes, strategies to spark innovation and invention, and creative problem-solving and collaboration.

Corporate Team-Building

Schedule a morning or afternoon learning about design thinking, solving problems using state-of-the-art makerspace tools, and engaging in playful competition with teammates at the Krause Center for Innovation. A catered lunch is available for your team to enjoy in this scenic setting in the hills above Silicon Valley.

Making Areas

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Using tools and a variety materials to create or decorate a variety of items by hand.

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Using tools, machines and electronics in the creation or enhancement of items which can be worn.

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The creation of items using electrical circuits or devices using transistors, microchips, and other components.

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The use of microcontrollers and computers to create items which provide specific functions and uses.

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Physical Design

The use of a variety of tools to create or build items using wood, metal, and other items to provide a specific function.

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The use of specialized machines, connected to a computer, to create items for a specific purpose.

The KCI/Foothill Makerspace is part of and funded by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Maker initiative.