What is the Innovation Sandbox?

We are a student-run organization funded in part through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Our group of diverse, innovative volunteers is dedicated to the development of student projects and ideation. To that end, we offer free 3D printing to all Cal Poly students, as well as the use of our CNC router, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and hand tools. Students who are interested in trying VR can come use our Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

We offer workshops for learning engineering and artistic skills, such as learning to 3D model or sculpt in Fusion 360. Additionally, the start of the Ideation Grant facilitates Sandbox-organized student projects.

Location and Hours

The Innovation Sandbox is located in 197-205 (Bonderson Projects Center). We’re open 11am-6pm Monday through Friday, except for school breaks/holidays and the first and last weeks of each quarter. Check the whiteboard outside our door for more information.

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