Our Lab work space (opened fall 2015) has been equipped with a variety of physical and digital tools and is constantly being modified by our students to fit their needs.
The tools in the Lab include:
- Simple hand tools
- Power tools (band saw, drill press, belt sander, etc.)
- Laser cutter (built from scratch by Upper School students)
- Bridgeport mill
- CNC machine (design & built by students, coming 2019)
The digital technology in the Lab includes:
- 3D printer room
- Microcontrollers & sensors
- Soldering stations
- Wacom tablet
- HP Sprout
Our Innovation Studio space is a hub for ideation, digital design, data analysis, and collaborative work.
Located in the Main Lobby, the Innovation Studio is the first indoor space many visitors see at La Jolla Country Day School. It features:
- Writeable walls
- Mountable project boards
- Groupwork tables
- Sticky notes and markers
- A student-built, LED-lighted sign
LOWER SCHOOL LAB & CLASSROOM
Renovated in 2017, our Lower School Lab combines tech and tools appropriate for our youngest students.
The LS Lab offers an introduction to physical design and robotics as well as computer science and digital design. It is equipped with:
- Laser cutter
- Drill press
- Belt sander
- Work tables
- 20 desktop Macs
Our long-standing Robotics team meets in their Workshop, a dedicated space that allows for assembly, light-machining, field testing, and practice competitions.
Currently, our two teams compete in the San Diego FIRST Tech Challenge robotics league as the Torrey Techies.
VIRTUAL REALITY LAB
Equipped with HTC Vive systems, our VR Lab allows students to create and explore the cutting edge of virtual reality.
This cross-disciplinary Lab allows for collaboration with the arts, sciences, and social sciences. The VR students build their environments and them share them with the VR station in the Lobby for the rest of the school to use.
3D PRINTING ROOM
Our 3D Printing Room is equipped with a variety of machines for different uses. We are currently running a Lulzbot® Taz 6 with two heads, a Taz 5 and two MakerBots.
We've selected Aleph Object's Lulzbots because they are robust, they allow students to maintain and modify them (e.g. adding dual-head capabilities), and they can reprint spare parts.