On Saturday night I went to Crash Space, hackerspace in Los Angeles to meet with the members and find out about the projects they’ve been working on. The event was called “Show and Tell for MAKE,” and the idea was to work together to develop articles for the magazine and online, and think about kits for the Maker Shed.

After a delicious vegetarian Indian food dinner, we gathered in Crash Space’s front room and, one-by-one, the members presented their projects. Here was the agenda (culled from Mike Outmesguine’s blog post):

– Clever Furniture Repair via Michelle
– Dazzling Laser Light Show via Chris
– Internetable Robotic Heartbeat via Theron
– DECO Cosmic Ray Detectors via Levi
– Safecast GPS Geiger Counters via Mike
– Wii Interactive Whiteboard via James
– Arduino iPad Emulation via Russell
– Sparkles the Unicorn via Matt
– Timelapse Video Mount via Matt
– Daryll’s Digital Dominos via Mike
– Store Front Music via All
– Physics Defying Waterfall via Naim

I was impressed by the creativity of every project, and I think there’s a home for each one in MAKE magazine, online, or in the Maker Shed. It was an incredibly fruitful get together! I’ll have more to say about the individual projects in the coming days.

If you are part of a hackerspace and would like to get involved with MAKE in this way, please email me at [email protected] We’d love to work with you!