Welcome to the Innovation Sandbox
The Innovation Sandbox is a facility at Cal Poly designed to foster learning, creativity, and innovation. Through hands-on experiences, students across campus have the chance to explore new subjects, share knowledge, and apply what they have learned. The Innovation Sandbox is equipped with a variety of resources for students to use including state of the art equipment, educational programs, and student mentors from all disciplines. Our goal is to make learning about new technology as low-barrier as possible so that students from any major feel welcome to come in and see how their ideas can be made possible and get inspired by what they see here! By applying what you learn in the classroom, working with people from different majors and backgrounds, and working towards a concrete end goal, the Innovation Sandbox provides a true opportunity for the learn by doing philosophy. We are located in the Bonderson Project Center (building 197) room 205. If you are interested in coming in to see what we do here and what we have available to you, stop by anytime on Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Oculus Rift is a very powerful piece of virtual reality technology. We offer a wide range of games and simulations that you can try any time for free!
The most popular tool at the Innovation Sandbox is the 3D printer. A 3D printer builds up layers of plastic to form a model from a computer generated shape.
Upcoming Workshops and Events
54 hours of Innovation!
The SLO Startup Weekend is one long weekend filled with networking, brainstorming, eating, and hustling. Come pitch your ideas (or yourself) on Thursday, form teams and build businesses all Friday, and pitch to judges on Saturday night. If you're special, you might just get funded!
Startup Weekend begins on Thursday, November 10th at 6pm and goes until November 12th at 9pm. It's located in Building 7.
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