‘Iolani Hackers

‘Iolani Hackers is a team of students and faculty who operate out of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership's Fabrication Lab with the simple mission to pull off "random hacks of kindness."

These hacks range in scope from large scale art and multimedia installations to the design and fabrication of apparel and merchandise for the ‘Iolani Fair.

Bridging the gap between art and technology, the projects are internally driven to design and make neat things for the ‘Iolani community.

As is often the case, the Hackers are also called upon to create for the school.


Hackers design unique works of art, using modern fabrication techniques and challenge themselves and each other to push the boundaries of what’s possible.


Hackers design and create using modern fabrication technology including CAD software, wacom cintiqs, laser cutters, 3D-printing machines and a waterjet.

The ‘Iolani Hackers operate as a unit with each student bringing a different set of skills and interests. The team is led by two individuals who serve as the team’s Head of Direction and Head of Design; these students plan, conceptualize and oversee the production of various projects helping other students to realize their ideas and empower them to break the barrier between technology and creating a product.