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Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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We are so excited about our DTLA Mini Maker Faire! It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our beautiful Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles. Save the day on your calendar because you won’t want to miss this super fun event. The DTLA Mini Maker Faire is free to the public. However, we would love it if you register on our Eventbrite page, and visit our Facebook event page to show the world you are attending.

We have so many amazing Makers showcasing their super science skills. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites:


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Mad Science of Los Angeles: Sparking Imaginative Learning

  • Who they are: Mad Science is the leading provider of hands-on, interactive science enrichment programming.
  • What they do: They strive to foster an enthusiasm for learning and critical thinking in every student by bringing science to life!
  • Why they rock: Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. They define “edutainment.”

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Coco Kaleel from Very Happy Robot! Making Your Own Circuit Boards and Stirling Engines

  • Who they are: Coco Kaleel is a10th grader who hopes to support and inspire technology novices and enthusiasts with her website veryhappyrobot.com, and her awesome Maker skills. Embracing 3D printing, coding, design software, drones, and even Stirling engines, Coco encourages making technology, not just consuming it.
  • What they do: Coco will show us step-by-step instructions on how to make custom circuit boards for your own technology projects. She will also demonstrate a Stirling engine that she machined from scratch, powered from the excess heat off a cup of hot water.
  • Why they rock: Coco loves technology and she wants to share her passion for all things STEAM. She attends conferences and lectures so that she can be with others who share her passion for technology. Even though she is only in 10 grade, she has already taught classes, delivered keynotes, and attended tech conferences worldwide.

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Robotics Society of Southern California: Walter Martinez, Alan Timm, and Eric Weimers

  • Who they are: The Robotics Society of Southern California is an exciting and fun experimental robotics society formed in the late 1970's.
  • What they do: They meet at California State University in Long Beach the second Saturday of every month. Anyone interested in robotics and other latest technologies such as 3D printing, maker movement, Artificial Intelligence of any age group and skill level is welcome to come to their meetings.
  • Why they rock: They build robots! Stop by and see them at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire. Get inspired by these robots to create your own.

Check out DTLA Mini Maker Faire for more information about these Makers and all the Makers joining us in this fun and free event.

The Maker Movement embraces innovation, creativity, and learning to improve our communities and create a better future. What will you make?


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