It would be great to find an independent space in Pasa-, Alta- or Baja-dena. Deezmaker promised a hackerspace, but that is still “coming soon”: http://deezmaker.com/hackerspace-pasadena-los-angeles/
The Exploratory is an amazing all-ages makerspace, but if you’re not a stay-at-home or homeschooler and you don’t live on the West Side, then it is next to impossible to take advantage of their extensive and excellent programs.
Could this happen in the ’denas?
The ’denas have CalTech, JPL
, the Art Center and an intense entrepeneurial community. There is a long tradition in technology and the arts.
There is an Arduino/robotics meetup meeting weekly there, and the Friday morning Innovate Pasadena meetup sells out nearly every week.
I wasn’t aware of the PCC
makerspace, but I know that Washington Middle School has just put in a state-of-the art CAD
and 3D printing lab right next to a mechanical engineering/robotics lab as part of their STEAM