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!

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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!

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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!

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UPDATE #3 on STEM Tinkers Expo + UPDATE #1 on "Calling all game designers!"

Hey everybody!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to come run inspiring and engaging maker activities at the STEM Tinkers Expo this Saturday and for generously supplying materials to make your maker activities possible.  Your support is much appreciated!

An email has now gone out to everyone who has expressed interest in volunteering for this event.  If you are planning to volunteer and did NOT receive this email, please contact me ASAP at jeremy@lamakerspace.com

Please note that LA Makerspace will now be at the STEM Tinkers Expo on Saturday ONLY based on the response to our call for volunteers.
(If you had planned on simply attending the Expo to check out all the cool exhibits that will be there, however, you are still certainly welcome to do so on either day.)

On another note, I did receive a response from Geek & Sundry regarding the idea of offering game designers in our community the opportunity to play-test their games at International Tabletop Day coming on April 5th.  This idea will unfortunately not be possible as G&S is not renting out booth/table space for organizations to use for this event...BUT there is a possibility that we might be able to collaborate on an entirely separate event in the near future, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, it certainly has been far too long since LA Makerspace had a game night event of its own, let alone offer the opportunity for game designers to come together, tinker, play-test, and have fun.  If the Geek & Sundry idea piqued your interest and you want to help organize a play-test event of our very own, please contact me ASAP at jeremy@lamakerspace.com

Last but not least, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with all the latest and greatest happenings at LA Makerspace!  Word on the street is that a feature on Scratch is coming up next...

Keep on tinkerin',
Jeremy Yanofsky
Events Coordinator, LA Makerspace

 

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STEM Tinkers Expo UPDATE #2

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Update: Friday has been canceled, but Saturday is still on.
See here for more info.

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Calling all tabletop game designers!

Int'l Tabletop Day

Edit 3/26: See update here.

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Call for Volunteers - STEM Tinkers Expo @ LA County Science & Engineering Fair

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Interested in running activities at our booth? Read on!

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NEW VIDEO! Citizen Science: A Look at the NHM BioScan Project

In this video, our very own chief encouragement officer Tara Tiger Brown sat down with Citizen Scientist Milo Borsuk and LA Makerspace co-founder Levi Simons to learn more about the BioScan project -- through which they made an exciting new discovery!

No prior experience in scientific research is required in order to join the Citizen Science program's ongoing investigations into alien life out in space with NASA, searching for new life here at home by discovering never-before-seen insects in Los Angeles with the BioScan project, and much more!

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Hey kids! Got that itch to make games and tell stories?

Come learn Scratch!

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Hit the jump to find out more about this 4-week workshop series.

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