About the Makerspace

Located in the lower level of the Krause Innovation Center, the KCI Underground Makerspace is a new makerspace  that provides 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: Foothills 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. We teach courses every semester and have multiple informal training sessions for members multiple times a month.

Membership Types

Community membership is by quarter. Sign up here. Foothill students with a half time or greater unit load, staff and faculty and students taking classes in the makerspace can use the space for free during open lab hours or by appointment. We have had a lot of interest in family membership, high school classes, and homeschooler support. We hope to provide these options in the near future. For now we are not using volunteers.


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