More Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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We can't wait until DTLA Mini Maker Faire! It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our historic Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles.

This fun event is free to the public! We encourage you to register on our Eventbrite page, and visit our Facebook event page to show the world you are attending (if you haven’t done it already).

We have so many creative Makers showcasing their amazing art acumen. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites:

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Freaky Bikes: Charles Dandino

  • Who they are: Charles Dandino is a mechanical aerospace engineer, avid cyclist and general hobbyist. He enjoys long rides along the beach and bubble baths (for his bike).
  • What they do: Chuck enjoys an artistic exploration of unique bicycle shapes and designs. Chuck also does some electrical projects focusing around RPi and Arduino.
  • Why they rock:These bikes are super cool. Come check out Chuck’s unique and interesting bicycles: 7ft to the Saddle or Tandem Bike with "stadium seating." These bikes are really something to see!

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3-DIY: Eric Kurland

  • Who they are: Eric Kurland is an award-winning independent filmmaker, past president of the LA 3-D Club, Director of the LA 3-D Movie Festival, and CEO of 3-D SPACE: The Center for Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education.
  • What they do: Homebrew stereoscopic cameras and displays, including live 3-D video; DIY photography and VR lessons, 3-D projection and more! Featuring screenings of Do-It-Yourself 3-D videos filmed at prior Maker Faires.
  • Why they rock: Creating your own 3-D image is cool. Learn how to Do It Yourself at this fun and interactive exhibit!

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

  • Who they arePBS SoCal is the top-rated and most-watched public television station in the greater Los Angeles area, and the third most-watched PBS station in the nation.
  • What they do: PBS SoCal is building a community committed to fostering a positive image of engineering. Kids will explore engineering through fun-packed, high energy, hands-on activities.
  • Why they rock: You’ll have fun designing and building your own Mars Rover! Participants will use basic materials to construct a Mars rover powered by a motor.

Check out our website to learn more about these Makers and all our Makers joining us at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire.

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