LA Makerspace, the Mayor and the White House

The White House promoted makers and innovators by hosting its inaugural Maker Faire on June 18th, 2014 where President Barack Obama proclaimed the day to be the National Day of Making. LA Makerspace’s Co-Founder Tara Tiger Brown attended the faire and had this to say about the event, “The White House has recognized that we need to 'make' things here in the US and that in order to do so they need to provide resources for people to brings their ideas to reality. They need the support of grassroots organizations like LA Makerspace to scale. I think we'll see making emphasized again in the classrooms and it will become a more integral part of libraries, museums and even garages.”

Brown had been interviewed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during LA Makerspace’s Kickstarter campaign and later gave them ideas for the White House’s first maker faire. The purpose of the faire was to promote innovation and manufacturing by showcasing new tools, technologies and makers.

 

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Tara Brown at the White House Maker Faire.

 

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Air quality mapping by LAX

With our work in citizen science LA Makerspace acts as the ivory lobby, the community point between the public at large and the ivory tower of academia.  Case in point was some work we did recently with a high school near LAX where students were involved in measuring air quality near one of the busiest flight paths in the world.

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Come Make the Most Out of June with Us!

 

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on all of these events.

 

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NEW WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT! Intro to 3d Printing with Joseph Chiu at LA Makerspace



In this workshop spotlight, Joseph Chiu of ToyBuilder Labs introduces us to the fundamentals of 3d printing and highlights what implications this new method of additive manufacturing has for education and industry alike.  Artists and engineers from the Los Angeles community that attended the workshop also weigh in, sharing what they learned about 3d printing, how this workshop inspires them to pursue new projects and skills, and how integrating a makerspace into a public library would have a monumental positive impact on the community at large.

Learning how to go about 3d printing is just one of the many ways LA Makerspace supports the development of skills in art and engineering.  No prior experience is necessary to participate in these workshops unless stated otherwise in individual event posts.

Interested in leading your very own LA Makerspace workshop?
Contact our Events Coordinator Jeremy Yanofsky at jeremy@lamakerspace.com and he will help set you up!

Special thanks to DJ Cutman for granting us permission to use his music for our workshop spotlight videos!

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More videos are on their way, so don't miss out!

Thank you for your continued support!

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Intro to 3D Printing - May 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out for our latest
Intro to 3D Printing workshop this May!

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Look for another great spotlight feature
on this LA Makerspace workshop
coming to our YouTube channel soon.







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Defend #NetNeutrality

Right now, Net Neutrality is in grave danger. 
Click here to find out what Net Neutrality is and why you should take action to help defend it.

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THIS is LA Makerspace News! - April 2014 Edition



Hot off the press of this April 2014 edition of LA Makerspace News are stories on:

  • a warm welcome to our new Board of Directors
  • the latest status update on our big move
  • a celebration of our biggest Winter 2014 events
  • an announcement of our plans to apply to enter the first-ever White House Maker Faire
    (for which you can apply to bring your project and/or organization to as well on this site)


Special thanks to David Schub for running camera and to FantomenK for granting us permission to use his music for our news videos!

Please "like" the video on YouTube, share it, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel here.
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NEW WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT! Basic Robotics with Allen Pan



In this workshop spotlight, Allen Pan delivers an overview of his innovative 3-part program in basic robotics and highlights why combining makerspaces with public libraries makes perfect synergistic sense.

Learning robotics is just one of the many ways LA Makerspace supports the development of engineering skills.  No prior experience in robotics or electrical design is necessary to participate in these workshops designed by Allen unless stated otherwise in individual event posts.

Special thanks to DJ Cutman for granting us permission to use his music for our workshop spotlight videos!

Please "like" the video on YouTube, share it, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel here.
More videos are on their way, so don't miss out!

Thank you for your continued support!







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Come join LA Makerspace's Citizen Science Summer Research Program!

"What did you do over summer break?"
"Oh nothing, just helped further humanity's understanding of the universe."

If you want to be saying such awesome things by this fall, then...

Come be part of the exciting
Citizen Scientist movement!

Environmental Fieldwork

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NEW VIDEO! Learning How to Code: Scratch at LA Makerspace



In this workshop spotlight, Brian Foley of CSUN highlights how makers of all ages take their first steps toward learning how to code and how to connect computers to mechanisms in the physical world with the help of MIT's Scratch program.

Learning robotics is just one of the many ways LA Makerspace supports the development of engineering skills.  No prior experience in robotics or electrical design is necessary to participate in these workshops designed by Allen unless stated otherwise in individual event posts.

Special thanks to DJ Cutman for granting us permission to use his music for our workshop spotlight videos!

Please "like" the video on YouTube, share it, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel here.
More videos are on their way, so don't miss out!

Thank you for your continued support!







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