Volunteer with Us at STEAM Nation!

Once again, CRASH Space will be participating in the annual STEAM Nation event, which is an opportunity for children (1st-8th grade) to get a taste for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). We will have a booth where they can take apart old electronics, which has been a ton of fun in the past.

STEAM Nation 2014!

WHEN: 8am – 12pm, October 10th
WHERE: West Los Angeles College
QUESTIONS: Talk to Barb! (barb at paperstatic dot com)


We’re also looking for old electronics for us to tear apart!
Please let Barb know if you have/know of any old ewaste we can use. You can drop things off at CRASH Space whenever someone is there (please leave a note that it’s for Barb/the event to simplify things). If you have things to donate, but can’t make it, shoot Barb an email and she may be able to pick it up.

BYOBots v15.09

The first BYOBots Day happen this past weekend. We had about 20 people through the space over the course of the afternoon/evening. many bots were brought, shared, planned, and discussed. i learned a lot and i hope you will too.

stay tuned for the next installment featuring @risknc‘s carbon fiber plans.

byobot day

be3n posted this about byobot day



dark crystal skeksis eye requires an innovative design as to show the side of the eye without exposing the mechanics



@vexfx with his dark crystal skeksis wearable robot prototype on the power supply



the star of the show has many learns and we cannot wait to see it evolve.



Tiki theme by request! Musical interactive paper flowers just made and ready for DJ Bolivard with @novaliainfo Bluetooth board. Hacked part of an old fax machine ;). Connecting tomorrow, SO EXCITED. 🎉🎶🔋🎶🌼🎵🌸💃🎶 #music #midi #hack #producer #ableton #Bluetooth #interactive #papertech #tech #dj #tiki #tinytech

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be3n made a raspi time lapse movie maker that uploads and saves files to a thumbdrive


We talked about 3d printed robots a lot! this one, being printed by a guest, is particularly baddass and open source.    


@outlawpoet discusses snakes, snake robots, and why our joints and current robots suck. solution: build artificial muscle modules



phone controlled robot fights thanks to intel edison and a project i did for IDF 2015



intel edison robots are sweet. especial when they dance with wifi, ble, and xbees. tons of processing onboard makes for a simple command set.

Our Bitcoin Instructor Visits SF to Put Bitcoin to the Test

Laura Lopez, who has been running the monthly Intro to Bitcoin classes at CRASH Space (as well as a number of other bitcoin-related classes all over LA) recently went on a trip to SF to see how common the popular cryptocurrency is in the nerd capital of the US.

She made this awesome and hilarious video to show us all how it went. And if you like it, you can buy it with bitcoin!

NEW CRASH Space My Little Pony Donation Box

Our donation box just got a serious upgrade:

Want to know how it’s made? Check out the detailed walk-through here!

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 INTROS (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