Grand opening of mobile lab this Saturday

A 39-foot mobile lab will soon be traveling through San Jose to give people the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, the arts and math, San Jose library officials announced.

A grand opening was scheduled for Saturday for the Maker[Space]Ship, which is equipped with state-of-the-art maker technology such as a 3D printer, laser cutter, telescopes, video cameras and microscopes.

The lab, which is inside a custom-designed bus, was in the works for over two years and it’s free for everyone, according to library officials.

City librarian Jill Bourne said in a statement:

“The Maker[Space]Ship will make it possible to bring a 21st century library learning experience out to the neighborhoods of San Jose.”

The Maker[Space]Ship will operate 15 hours a week at public and private sites.

Library officials encourage residents to submit a proposal for a location or a program for the lab. More information can be found at https://www.sjpl.org/makerspaceship.