Fab Lab Summer Camps

The Fab Lab at CSUB is part of the worldwide network of Fab Labs, and the only one within a 100 mile radius of Bakersfield! The Fab Lab gives access to state-of-the-art technology like 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters, and more! Touted as a place where you can build (almost) anything, the Fab Lab is a creative space for you to explore your imagination to its fullest!

Check out the camps that will be available! Registration is now open!

Introduction to Digital Fabrication

Ages 10 and up                 Cost: $120

Dates:   June 3 – 6            1:00 – 5:00pm

             June 24 – 27        8am- 12:00pm

             June 24 – 27        1:00 – 5:00pm

             July 29 – Aug 1     1:00 – 5:00pm

Learn about digital fabrication and rapid prototyping! Participants will learn lab safety and how to use the vinyl cutters, laser cutters, 3D printers, and the CNC routers to design and make almost anything!


Build your Own Robot and Fuel Cell

Ages 12 and up                 Cost: $300

Dates:   June 3 – 6            8am – 12:00pm

Learn about breadboarding (construction base for prototyping electronics), Arduino programming, soldering, and clean energy by building your own robot and a hydrogen PEM fuel cell.



Ages 12 and up                 Cost: $275

Dates:  June 10 – 13       8am-12:00pm

            June 10 – 13       1:00-5:00pm

           July 15 – 18         8am-12:00pm

Tear apart a pre-built quadcopter then reconstruct one of your own design. Participants will learn design work, laser cutting, and soldering.


Predator! Thermal Imaging Camera

Ages 12 and up                 Cost: $350

Dates:   June 17 – 20       8am-12:00pm

                June 17 – 20       1:00-5:00pm

                July 22 – 25         8am-12:00pm

                July 22 – 25         1:00-5:00pm

Build a camera that sees heat instead of light, like the Predator! Participants learn soldering, Arduino programming, and 3D printing.


Be Like Batman: Echolocation Device

Ages 12 and up                 Cost: $250

Dates:   July 8- 11              8am-12:00pm

                Aug 5 – 8              8am-12:00pm

                Aug 5 – 8              1:00 – 5:00pm

Learn how to make an echolocation device, like an ultrasonic measuring tape, using an ultrasonic speaker/mic element to measure distance. Participants learn 3D printing, Arduino programming, and soldering.



Register at FabLabSummerCamps.eventbrite.com


More Information

Refunds: campers can receive refunds up to 7 days before camp start date.

Some scholarships may be available. For more information, please email stem@csub.edu


Check out the Summer Camps brochure here