Teaching design through mentoring and hands-on learning throughout the Bay Area.

Founded in 2015 as Māk (pronounced /meɪk/) by 3 UC Berkeley undergraduates, Acorn is a Bay Area based non-profit that makes STEM accessible by providing design education and fabrication tools!

We aim to bring students' learning to life by teaching STEM through design software, hands-on building and prototyping, and having fun! 

We are rooted in Oakland through our current partnerships with the Oakland Public Library, and are looking to branch out to other locations as well! 

Interested in bringing Acorn to your middle or high school? Get in touch with us by dropping us an email, using the contact form at the bottom of the page, and by following us on social media.



➤ mailing address

PO Box 4186
Berkeley, CA 94704



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3d design training

We provide extensive, personalized training in 3D design and CAD to middle school and high school students in the Bay Area.

Design curriculum

We provide our design course in the form of a comprehensive, user-friendly curriculum in eBook and video form. Come learn with us from anywhere!


Starting summer 2017, Acorn is piloting a makerspace at Oakland Public Library's main branch. We also aim to launch mobile makerspaces all throughout the Bay Area.



Connect with us.

Use the form below to contact us regarding strategic partnerships, bringing our design training class to your school, building a makerspace in your neighborhood, and more!

For job and internship opportunities, please email us your resume at info.acornlabs@gmail.com. 

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