Posted on October 1st, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under Events • No Comments
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.
Posted on September 28th, 2015 by matt • Filed under Events • No Comments
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.
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
We talked about 3d printed robots a lot! this one, being printed by a guest, is particularly baddass and open source.
Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under projects • No Comments
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!
Posted on September 14th, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under projects • No Comments
Our donation box just got a serious upgrade:
Want to know how it’s made? Check out the detailed walk-through here!
Posted on September 14th, 2015 by matt • Filed under Events • No Comments
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 26th at 2:00PM
WHERE: CRASH Space (Directions here!)
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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. 🙂
2:00PM: BOT SHOW AND TELL
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!
- Carbon Fiber Winder Robots
Kyle Cothern : Robotics and Mechanisms Lab at Virginia Tech, SpaceX, Hyperloop
- Biomimetic Robots, wave of the future, or just a shortcut for lazy design? Featuring Snake Bot
Justin Corwin: AI and embedded systems developer, cognitive scientist, control theorist, and President of CRASH Space
- Animated Heads!
4:00PM HANDS-ON BOT BUILDPARTY
- work on your own
- ask questions
- free form hacking on stuff
- form groups
- find collaborators
- ask questions
- make a mess
- clean up 🙂