December 2, 2017 Had so much fun today presenting
along with 45 other makers/groups at
the Downtown Los Angeles Mini Maker Faire at the Los Angeles Central
Library! With over 1500 in attendance the Faire was a total success. There
were so many cool projects and people. I had such an amazing time!
This Saturday, January 30, I am honored to be giving a keynote speech at 1 PM
Eastern Time/10 am Pacific Time at the 2016 Student Technology Conference. The
online conference is hosted by the Marymount School of New York. Students from
around the world will be making presentations and joining in the conversations.
My presentation is titled “Making Makers: A Drill Press is a Girl’s Best Friend
(A Boy’s, too)”. Hope you can register and link in!
Lasers 4 Ladies
October 10, 2015 I just returned from the USC Viterbi School of
Engineering’s Lasers 4 Ladies event. I met many awesome scientists and students of
engineering, demonstrating projects such as an explanation of Newton’s theories of light,
a project titled “See Sound - Listen to Light” (an electrical project converting sound
into electricity into light and back into electricity and back into sound), a water fountain
showing the bending of light in liquids, and many more. Lasers 4 Ladies invited middle to high
school girls in grades 5-12 to celebrate the United Nations' International Year of Light.
This week, the scientific community is holding International “Introduce a Girl to Photonics”
Design and Maker Class Colloquium
August 15, 2015 I had a great time yesterday at the Design and Maker Class
Colloquium 2015 at Windward School. I was honored to be the
At a recent Venice Night Flight (June 27, 2015)
, I had the pleasure
of meeting many enthusiasts and learning even more about drones. I
met Charles Zablan
, the head of the West Coast American International
Drone Racing Association, or IDRA (photo below). The IDRA hosts drone
races and competitions all over the country. Visit their Instagram here.
Today drone enthusiasts gathered in Venice, California, at Ctrl.me
for the California Drone Showcase. I
flew my F330 and my Hubsan X4
along with other makers who have built their own drones. There was
also a small obstacle course to fly through! My friends Harry and
James were also there, flying their own drones.
I recently taught two soldering classes as a guest presenter at Brentwood
School's STEAM Day 2015! I had a great time. I saw many cool demonstrations
and it was a fantastic event overall. Thank you to Mr. Kahn and Mr. Perloff
for inviting me to present!
I encourage anyone interested in 3D Printing to check out this event.
Deezmaker 3D Printing Classes
If you’re interested in 3D printing and don’t know where to start, or want to
learn about designing 3D objects, check out this course
on 3D printing. Starting on July 17th, Joan Horvath (from Deezmaker)will be teaching a
weekly class for four weeks on 3D printing! To learn more, click here.
After finishing my quadcopter, it was time to fly! Recently,
the guys at Ctrl.me
as well as many members of the LA Robotics
Club quadcopter community gathered to fly their quadcopters
(In the left photo I am flying my DJI F330 Elegant Quadcopter
that I built from a kit.)
As a recommendation, if you are just starting up in any sort
of hobby but don’t know what to do, go to gatherings like the
Night Flight. Many people who are immersed in that technology
or field will be there, and chances are, they are willing to help.
For you enthusiasts, on July 6th, 2014, at 2pm in Venice, there will
be a quadcopter obstacle course race sponsored by Ctrl.me:
Texas Linux Festival
During the weekend of June 13-14 (2014), the Texus Linux Fest was hosted in
Austin, Texas. This festival celebrates the open-source and (you guessed it)
Linux worlds especially.
I was given the privilege of speaking at TXLF on June 14 during the thunder
talk rounds. I spoke about getting more children interested in creating technology,
and my speech was titled “Girls and Robots.”
At the convention, I also learned how to say, “Y’all.” :)
Over Memorial Day weekend, I attended the annual LayerOne security
conference in Monrovia. Participants were able to solder badges with
the aid of microscopes provided in the Hardware Hacking Village.
I had a great time surface-mount soldering my badge. To the left
is the badge mid-process.
I also got to help launch the
(similar to its predecessor, the HABEX, the High Altitude Balloon
Experiment). Left is a video of the launch.
AAUW: Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Math 2014
To the right is a video on her section of the conference, including my interview:
3D Printer World Expo
I was honored to be asked to give a poster presentation on
Friday evening as part of the first
3D Printer World Expo. The conference was
attended by manufacturers, medical professionals,
enthusiasts, educators, artists, journalists,
engineers and students. It was packed!
My poster presentation was titled "What I Learned by 3D
Printing." I got to speak with Cassini Mission engineers,
two journalists, and many teachers. I met many cool people,
all of whom loved or were interested in 3D printing.
I recently (November 29, 2013) was asked to participate at the Loscon 40 convention as part of the Make Room! I was on two panels and gave a speech titled "Girls and Robots", which was about my journey through electronics and empowering kids in that field.
Here are pictures of me at my talk (Girls and Robots), at my booth showing off my creations, robots, and 3d printer, or speaking at my two panels (Arduino Grassroots Revolution or Women in STEM).