Evil Genius Workshop #3: Killer Robots 2.0 Weaponizing!
Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Electronics and robotics for the young mad scientist or apprentice level evil genius.
Following the success of last month’s Killer Robot 1.0 class, we will continue to develop our deadly bots by adding motors, sensors, and pumps that will give our diabolic robotic devices the ability to squirt evil and dangerous water at annoying aliens, cats, super-heroes, or little brothers.
For those who may have missed Killer Robots 1.0, they will have the opportunity to build a simple robot from the ground up using sensors and servos and a programmed arduino for a brain.
There is no need to purchase an arduino for this class, but if you’d like to, a full inventor’s kit can be found here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11236
Laptops with the open source arduino programming language will also be available, but if you’d like to bring your own laptop you can install the programming environment here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
For any questions or comments feel free to contact Mike Wilson, aka Professor Evil, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
We made a Pinterest Board of Evil Robots to get the evil genius in you fired up: http://pinterest.com/lamakerspace/evil-robots/
* Ages 10+. Under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian.
* Bring your evil genius self.
About Our Instructor
Michael Wilson aka Professor Evil - Education Technology Specialist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and LA Makerspace Board Member.
For the last 6 years, Michael has been the education technology specialist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, designing and developing interactive experiences for the museum. He has created a robotic pelican that tells the story of flight, a vibrating light-pen that shakes the matrix off of a hologram fossil, an interactive flash based scientific journey to 2000 feet below sea level, and a computer controlled microscope for taking a closer look at germs.
Before making his way to the Natural History Museum, Michael taught interactive media, web development, video production, and game programming at the Art Institute in Santa Monica, developed online corporate learning programs in Flash for eHigher Education in Manhattan (focusing on ALCOA industries employee interactives), designed and implemented animation algorithms for the Creative Institute of Technology's serious game initiative for the US Army, and was a research associate in interactivity and 3D at NYU.
Michael has a B.A. in theatre from CSUF and a Master's degree in interactive media from NYU. He currently resides in Highland Park and is our resident laser expert.
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