About HackBerry Lab

HackBerry Lab is a space for creative individuals to engage in designing, inventing, building, and problem solving. Home to the Berry College Creative Technologies program, is a special place which houses the tools, technology and community to support students and others need to let their ideas take shape. These tools include a variety of 3D printers, laser cutter and vinyl cutters, an extensive woodworking shop, welding equipment, and the tools and materials necessary to program and develop electronics from prototype to professional circuit boards. Housing programs like HackBerry RND, HackBerry Hands, and HackBerry Motorsports, we provide students opportunities to develop their specific skills and interests and share them with the community at large.

About Creative Technologies

Creative Technologies is an interdisciplinary program at Berry College that combines studies in technology, design thinking, computer science and business. It makes it's home at HackBerry Lab, where it uses hands-on technology projects as the means for developing student creativity, analytical and problem solving skills, mathematical and scientific reasoning, collaborative abilities, aesthetic sensibilities, computing, programming skills, project management skills and strategic insights. The Creative Technologies major makes it possible for students to engage in projects of personal interest including those that could be commercially viable or address unmet societal needs.

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HackBerry RND

HackBerry RND (Research and Design), is a student organization that engages Berry students in learning about technology and design through engaging events, competitions and social activities. They host campus-wide events to give all Berry students a chance to experience the joys of making. They also provide students opportunities to use their skills to give back to the community.

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HackBerry Hands

The problem-solving approach of HackBerry Lab has inspired many students to look beyond their own circumstances and extend their talents to helping others. As such, HackBerry Lab has continued to foster strong ties with the community through its pragmatic approach to creating accessible technology that impacts lives across the world. We call our community outreach HackBerry Hands. It explores empowerment through the use of rapid and low-cost prototyping methods to solve real problems in the real world. Our students' projects include developing inexpensive 3D printed hands and modified Power Wheels cars for disabled children.

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HackBerry Alumni

The spirit of HackBerry Lab lives on with students long after they unplug their soldering irons and scatter across the world. Our alumni are becoming innovators in their field and feel a close connection to our progress and constantly help shape the future of the lab. Wherever their path leads them, from graduate school to startups to technology education, they carry on their skills and design principles from their time at HackBerry Lab.

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