Summer Robot Series

This post needs to begin with a disclaimer: I love robots. It started with Johnny 5 and while not exactly a robot, the Brave Little Toaster also played a big role, but furthermore, there was WALL-E. Yes, over the years there were more than a handful of animated machines beeping their way into my heart. I understand that not everyone will share my affinity for these devices, but they’re here to stay so why not find out more about what it is that makes these guys tick?

You can do just that at the Marin Maker Space this summer by signing up for its series of workshops that will get you building a simple robot from scratch. Workshop cost includes all the basic materials and components you will need to build a small, simple, 2-wheel, programmable Arduino based robot. The Series rate also includes two months of membership so that you can use the Maker Space facilities on Tuesdays during open shop hours.

If You Go:

When: July 18, 25 and August 1 from 12–3 p.m.

Where: The Marin School 150 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Cost: $150 fee includes all materials and instruction

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.