Pizza Box Pinball, Mycelium, Tourists, Palentine’s Day, and Beer

Sometimes it seems like there are too many things happening in the Innovation Center to keep track of. This week felt like that. Here’s a recap:

Students in our new ECE course Making for Educators started working on their cardboard pinball machines, which they’ll finish up in our next class session.

Pizza Box Pinball Day 1

Max (student and amateur mycologist) harvested and cooked some pink oyster mushrooms, and pasteurized and inoculated some oat straw, packing it into our first two 4″ pot prototypes, which we made using a 3D printer and our vacuum former.

Mycelium Roundup

Some snazzy new stainless steel fermenting vessels arrived, and Max Mahoney (Chemistry professor and makerspace champion) assembled one in preparation for another brewing day as part of our fermentation science efforts.


Our staff hosted a Palentine’s Day Crafternoon event.


Finally, visitors from both College of Alameda FabLab and Lichen K-8 came out to tour our space and talk about making…

Lichen School Visitors

A busy week, and the semester is just getting rolling.

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