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I’m posting these here for use in the SciTech/Shaumberg 3D Classes in case we need to access them in class.
Once again, sorry I haven’t been posting much to this site. I moved to NOLA about a year and a half ago and have been pretty wrapped up in work since then.
I’m still in NOLA but I have a bit more time now and I’m working with an organization called Maker-State. Maker-State is focused on providing educational experiences in and out of the classroom and I’m very excited to be working with them.
Maker-State is mostly working in the NOLA area but as I am a Baton Rouge native I will always be working towards bringing these opportunities back to my hometown and I really hope being involved with this group will help me do more for Baton Rouge in the future. Not to mention it’s not that far of a drive so even if you’re in the Baton Rouge area you can always take a little day trip to participate in the Maker-State activities.
I’ll keep this page a little more updated with Maker-States activities in the future so please check back in from time to time and see what’s up.
Thanks for reading and keep making!
Sorry for the total lack of movement on this project on my part.
I’ve been in a weird employment situation- commuting to NOLA and another potential offer in limbo. Things are still pretty unstable right now but at least one of the big question marks has been removed.
Anyway, with any luck I’ll be able to schedule some kind of meeting in the January/February time-frame and start developing some short and medium term goals for establishing if not a permanent makerspace location then a regular meetup and ‘swap’ schedule.
So- that’s that. More to come!
In the meantime and as usual- keep making!
The Baton Rouge Blender User Group will meet on November 12, 2011 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Cajun Clickers Computer Club.
More info here:
What is a MakerSpace?
A MakerSpace is a community facility where inventors, tinkerers, designers, and ‘makers’ of all kinds can cooperate, collaborate, and share equipment, supplies, knowledge, and experience.
How would Baton Rouge benefit from a MakerSpace?
Baton Rouge is historically a place of creativity, ingenuity and industrious spirit. People here work well with their hands and have always made amazing things with very little. A Baton Rouge MakerSpace will help sustain and grow that spirit and infuse it with modern techniques and materials. The dissemination of technology has led us to a point where 3D design and printing, electronics prototyping, and advanced software development tools can be in anyone’s hands. The only limitation to our invention is how much support we give each other.
SoutherNerd is a word I made up to describe myself and anyone else who feels they would like to adopt this term to describe themselves.
It’s also a word I might print on some bumperstickers or t-shirts or something to raise pride for southern nerds, and to raise funds to get this maker space started.
Most importantly a SoutherNerd is a good friend to have around when something breaks.