Idea Fab Labs are member-driven creation zones located in Chico and Santa Cruz, California. The Idea Fab Labs Chico facility is a 6,900 sq. ft. building, four blocks from CSU, Chico with multiple workspaces, access to standard and high-tech tools, a large gallery, indoor and outdoor areas for group activities, and an active community of makers, designers, artists, programmers and more.

Fabrication Lab

We offer membership usage of various digital fabrication tools and traditional tools and work zones:

  • Laser Cutter
  • 3D Printers
  • 3D Scanning
  • Wood Shop
  • CNC Shopbot
  • Electronics
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Leatherworking
  • Screen Printing
  • Audio Production
  • LED Ceiling


Meet and collaborate with people who are interested in electronics, programming and future-art. Idea Fab Labs is an open source, do-it-yourself culture!

We facilitate educational classes and workshops including weekly scheduled Safety and Basic Use classes as well as a rotating catalog of offerings on more advanced and specialized topics, including guest teachers.

Tech-Art Gallery

The Idea Fab Labs gallery presents intriguing exhibitions that blur the lines between art and technology. Take a peek into futuristic minds from around the world. We provide a channel for consumption of technologically inspired artistry.

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