Citizen Science at CRASH

When: Sunday 10 November 2-5pm
Where: Crashspace 10526 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
How Much: Free
RSVP: Here for the proverbial heads up
Questions: levisimons@gmail.com

Contribute to the forces for scientific and technical modernization

Contribute to the forces for scientific and technical modernization

Don’t have a national lab?  Government shutdown getting you down?

Well to all you budding Bohrs and up-and-coming Curies cheer up because citizen science is here.

FAQs:

Q. What is citizen science?

A. It is scientific research which can be carried out by people outside of the professional scientific community, though often in partnership with establish members of academia.

Q. What kind of projects can I get involved with?

A. There are hundreds of different citizen science projects out there now, although most of the ones we’ll be discussing are posted here.

Q. How can I get involved?

A. Stay conscious and personable between the hours of 2 and 5pm on Sunday the 10th of November, then make your way to CRASH Space for our meeting.

Coding Workshop for Girls 7-13

When: Saturday, Oct 26th 4p-6p
Where: Crashspace 10526 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
How Much: Free
RSVP: Here so I know how many to prepare for
Questions: at0mbxmb@gmail.com

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This is an informal, free event to encourage little girls to explore programming. We will be using Processing to make simple animations, and going over resources for families to use to continue exploring programming on their own at home.

Requirements:
-No prior programming exposure required.
-Bring a laptop with Processing installed (https://processing.org/download/) to participate, or email Michelle to find you a spare laptop (at0mbxmb@gmail.com).
-All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

About the Instructor:

Michelle Leonhart is a professional Software Engineer currently working for the company behind the iOS & Android app textPlus. When not coding for work or fun, she works as a Director of the LA Makerspace, and co-runs the hackerspace Crashspace. In the past, she has worked with the MythBusters on the Discovery Channel, coached an all-girls FIRST Robotics FTC team, and designed and taught a number of classes, including DIY LED Lanterns for Kids. She enjoys nerding around, helpings kids be awesome at tech, and encouraging little girls to tell anybody who says engineering isn’t cool to go kick rocks.

Questions? Please reach out to at0mbxmb@gmail.com

Sand Blaster

What is that new red box in the back?

Steve cleaning rust off a part.

I LOVE this thing. Imagine you are lasering an entire sheet of something. the cutting is generally pretty quick compared to the etching time. A full 12″x24″ sheet can take up to an hour to etch. Cutting a stencil can be very quick. and sandblasting your pattern in is a snap.

Safety!!
- The compressor is loud. Wear ear protection if you are in a room with it.
- Avoid sandblasting the gloves or the viewing window.
- Be smart.

Steps:
- 0 plan your project. get help. ask.
- 1 turn on the compressor
- 2 put your project in the sandblasting box
- 3 ensure the sand feeding hose is down in the sand… duh.
- 4 close the box
- 5 pull the trigger

Things you can do:
- remove rust
- give nice surface treatments to metal, glass, wood, plastic
- etch things for edge lighting
- stencil
- make two-way mirrors from one-way mirrored acrylic

Check it out

 

And, yes. The lathe works.

Disorient Pyramid at Burning Man 2013

We helped build the Disorient LED Pyramid with NYCResistor. THEY DID A GREAT WRITEUP

“The project was a bi-coastal one — the large panels were soldered and wired in California and much of the low level software was developed in New York. The boards were designed by Naim and available under an OSHW license. On site a crew of volunteers assembled the panels onto the pyramid structure built by the rest of the Disorient camp.”

New Weekly Meetup: Learn to Code with Us!

Interested in learning to code or improving your skills? Join this group, led by our very own Officer and professional Software Engineer Michelle Leonhart (@at0mbxmb) every week!

When: Every Wednesday from 8pm – 10pm
Skill range: All. Total n00bs to professional developers.
Access: Open to the Public.
Cost: FREE!
RSVP: Here. RSVP is not required, but definitely helps us know how many people to plan for. Space is limited, so arrive on time to guarantee yourself a seat!
Rules:
1. Bring your own laptop
2. Be nice or we will remove you

Structure: There is no formal instruction. Once a week we will meet up to work on our projects and help each other out along the way. If you’re new, this is a great place to come and get direction and advice from more experienced developers. If you’re experienced, let’s make some crazy **** together!

While we’re here, Crashspace is OPEN, meaning members may come work on their own projects for their own purposes at the same time.

About the Instructor:
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Michelle Leonhart is a professional Software Engineer currently working for the company behind the iOS & Android app textPlus. When not coding for work or fun, she works as a Director of the LA Makerspace, and co-runs the hackerspace Crashspace. In the past, she has worked with the MythBusters on the Discovery Channel, coached an all-girls FIRST Robotics FTC team, and designed and taught a number of classes, including DIY LED Lanterns for Kids. She enjoys nerding around, helpings kids be awesome at tech, and encouraging little girls to tell anybody who says engineering isn’t cool to go kick rocks.

Questions? Please reach out to at0mbxmb@gmail.com