BYOBots: Saturday, Sept 26th at 2:00PM


WHEN: Saturday, Sept 26th at 2:00PM
WHERE: CRASH Space (Directions here!)

We’re inviting all of you robot enthusiasts here at CRASH Space for our first BYOBot event. BYOBot includes a robotics show and tell. Bring your own bots by, stay to see what others have built, and hear talks by professionals in the field!

PS: We have a very loose definition of robot, so feel free to bring whatever you have! We love all ages of participation and can’t wait to see what you have to bring. :)


Show your bots (quick demos KEEP IT SAFE)

3:00PM INTROSĀ (5-10min) : This is where you come in!

We’ve got a few people signed up to get things started, but we want to hear from YOU!


Kyle Cothern : Robotics and Mechanisms Lab at Virginia Tech, SpaceX, Hyperloop


Justin Corwin: AI and embedded systems developer, cognitive scientist, control theorist, and President of CRASH Space



Nihilisa Frank Goes Viral

Nihilisa Frank, the work of CRASH Space member Rachel Koukal, has taken the internet by storm. In my 5 years at CRASH, this is the first time I have ever heard about a CRASH Space project from my coworkers and social media BEFORE I heard about it from CRASH Space.

If you haven’t seen it yet (which you have, because it’s everywhere), you can check it out on tumblr.

Hands-On Radio Hacking

CRASH member Samy recently gave a talk at Defcon about car/radio hacking and would like to do a more hands-on version at CRASH Space.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 18 8:00 – 10:00pm

Some topics we’ll go over and live demo as much as possible (legally, of course):

Samy will demonstrate all attacks from start to finish, and encourages you to bring any of the following low-cost hardware and go through the entire process with him:

Also, you’re welcome to bring:

Hope to see you there!

Kinetic Art Show: Featuring CRASH Space Artists!


CRASHers Mark and Wendy of FlipBookit fame are curating a Kinetic Art Show of Kinetic artists CRASH Space members, and it opens this coming weekend!

Come visit us, sip wine, and push magic buttons!

WHEN: September 12th, 2015, 7pm
WHERE: ARENA 1, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
FB Event Page: HERE!

How I Open Sourced My Hamsters for Science

Determined to validate the oft-misguided claims of The Internet, I’ve spent the last month tracking my hamsters’ activity via a homemade Raspberry-Pi-powered Hamstrometer. And recently, I was approached by SuchWowTV to be featured in one of their videos!

If you’re interested in the details behind the build, you can head over to my blog and check out all of the pics and gifs I made of the build process!