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Evil Genius Workshop #2: Killer Robots!

LA Makerspace

Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

Evil Genius Workshop #2: Killer Robots!

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Evil Genius
13+ years old One guardian free with student under 13.
21 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.29
LAM Members (15% discount)
13+ years old One guardian free with student under 13
21 Tickets Ended $12.75 $1.25
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Event Details

Electronics and robotics for the young mad scientist or apprentice level evil genius.


Robots (also know as autonomous machines) can be used for many things from elder care to making cars; we will explore their potential for destruction!

Using infrared sensors, servo based actuators, and Arduino microprocessor programmable brains, students will workshop the best way to maximize destructive potential by assembling and programming these robotic elements.

We made a Pinterest Board of Evil Robots to get the evil genius in you fired up: http://pinterest.com/lamakerspace/evil-robots/


Requirements:

* Ages 10+. Under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian.

* Bring your evil genius self.


 

About Our Instructor
Michael Wilson - 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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DIRECTIONS
Public Transit

The Blue Line Grand Station at Washington and Grand is 2 blocks away, there are several bus stops within a block as well.

From LAX
Take the 105 East (Century Freeway) to the 110 North (Harbor Freeway). Exit on Adams. Turn right on Adams. Take Adams to Broadway, turn left. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).

From San Fernando Valley
Take the 101 South (Ventura Freeway) to the 110 South (Harbor Freeway) to the 10 East (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Grand Avenue exit, proceed to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway. Pass Washington Blvd. The L.A. Mart is on the right (1933 S. Broadway).

From San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire
Take the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway) or the 60 West (Pomona Freeway) to the 10 West. Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The LA Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).

From Long Beach/Orange County
Take the 5 (Santa Ana/Golden State Freeway) to the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).

PARKING
1,126 on-site and adjacent visitor, tenant and employee parking spaces
$10.00 – Monday through Sunday, $5 after 4pm, plenty of street parking, meters as applicable.

NOTE: Parking on Hill Street is FREE on Sunday

ENTRANCE
Entry on Saturday and Sundays and Weekdays after 6pm is through the Employee Entrance to the left of the main LA Mart doors.

Have questions about Evil Genius Workshop #2: Killer Robots!? Contact LA Makerspace

When & Where



LA Makerspace
1933 South Broadway
#1138
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PST)


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LA Makerspace

The Los Angeles Makerspace is a non-profit community space for makers of all ages to work on projects and take classes in software, hardware, electronics, robotics, art, filmmaking, bio-tech, eco-tech, wearable-tech and more.

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