Success! Makerspace Helps Build Real World Experiences

Success! Makerspace Helps Build Real World Experiences

Success! What is so exciting about the Makerspace Internship Program is the real experience. These are the challenges and processes of what I will be facing as I develop my own business and step into a career in this industry. The Makerspace Internship Program provided the networking that I didn’t have. I learned so much from the beginning of this experience, starting with client communication to develop a shared idea that is realistic to managing a budget, managing my time, and problem solving.

2018 Mini Maker Faire Hosted at Cabrillo

2018 Mini Maker Faire Hosted at Cabrillo

The 2018 Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire was held at Cabrillo College on May 5th. There were over 50 exhibitors in all at the event. There were activities for everyone demonstrating both traditional and digital fabrication techniques. Among the faire’s highlights were a foundry pour, a marching pneumatic robot with furry bear ears, a sandbox that used colored light to create geographic land and seascapes, and creating name tags with laser cut stencils.

Cabrillo College Awarded a Major Grant to Build a Makerspace Community

Cabrillo College Awarded a Major Grant to Build a Makerspace Community

Cabrillo College was one of 24 colleges to receive a CCC Maker Implementation Grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to build an inclusive makerspace community, provide internships, embed making into curriculum and prepare students with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills to succeed in the innovation economy.

Cabrillo College Poised to Become a Real “Mover and Maker” for the Region

Cabrillo College Poised to Become a Real “Mover and Maker” for the Region

From modest beginnings and a very generous equipment donation from Dave Britton’s MakersFactory back in 2014-15, Cabrillo College is on the brink of developing their small but mighty Fab Lab in the Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts (VAPA) Division’s Art Department into a full-blown makerspace.

Q&A: Zaq Roberts, Invention Literacy, and the MINI Maker Faire

Q&A: Zaq Roberts, Invention Literacy, and the MINI Maker Faire

You may already know that the first Santa Cruz MINI Maker Faire is set for Saturday, April 16, 10am-6pm, at Gateway School. I had the opportunity to catch up with Zaq Roberts, the person behind this event, to find out what inspired him to pull this event together, and learn some of what’s planned for the day.