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The final day was packed with “studio critiques” of our redesigns of the BCAL maker space. We have big visions that include: a collaborative dance/fashion studio, a woodworking area, a hydroponic garden, a bamboo lounge, a removable stage, a sewing room, a mac/pc lab, a film screening area, a general working area, a recording studio, a kitchen space, a gym, lots of new doors, walls, windows, ways of flowing in ...

MEET WYNA

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August 13th, 2014
Now that it is the final day of the maker space co-design, we can reveal our secret weapon. We will be using it (her) throughout the whole year and hopefully for several more years thereafter. Hailing from NYU’s ITP graduate program, Wyna Liu, joined our team about a month ago and we could not be more thrilled to have her robust energy and mid-day yoga teaching self on board.

DAY EIGHT: PANDINESS

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August 13th, 2014
Raven states, “I love the pandiness of the panda room”, as we walked through our current set-up at BCAL to discuss how we should redesign the space to best fit our maker needs. And then after a brief discussion about what we love (the openness*), what we hate (how we switched to Macs*), what we want to keep (recording studio + computer room*), and what we want to change (reorganize the ...

Building Go-Karts

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August 13th, 2014
Remember when you were a child and you had nothing to do during the long hot summers when school was out and your parents were working? And how during that time of your life you were forced to get creative with your surroundings in order to create something to do? Your resources at that time included your neighborhood, your friends, and any scrap of nature, potential trash, or borrowed goods from ...

DAY SEVEN: IMAGINAREA!

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August 13th, 2014
Were you beginning to think that we may start getting bored of being in the same space with the same people day in and day out for the past 7 days? Think again! We love this stuff. Yesterday, we got personal. Using Sharon’s knowledge of architectural modeling and studio shares, we broke into mini studio groups to redesign our space at BCAL.

A Ninja Pose

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August 12th, 2014
A charming interview between Flore and BCCP Director, Steve Ausbury!

DAY SIX: SHOUT PUT!

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August 11th, 2014
Bird’s eye view of Shout Put The title of this post reflects nothing more than a glorious game we played today to practice speaking very loud – a skill we all should acquire if we want to be creators and makers in our maker space. Beyond that we spent the whole day brainstorming and co-creating lesson plans that we then had to teach to the entire group.

Week One in 63 seconds

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August 10th, 2014
Hey Brooklyn! Gearing up for Week Two by looking at a chopped up version of Week One! Get some rest tonight.

DAYS FOUR + FIVE: Holy MOUSE!

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August 10th, 2014
I needed a day to recover from the intense mental labor we performed on Thursday and Friday of last week led by Meredith Summs from MOUSE. If you have no idea who and what MOUSE is and does, you need to educate yourself immediately, because they rule. We kicked off Thursday breaking into groups and creating 5-minute lessons on how to teach a specific skill.

A Reflection

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August 8th, 2014
A guest blog by Judy In the maker lab, we are learning how to make 3D models and how to use tools such as a jigsaw and clamps. I really enjoyed learning about the wood stuff where we got hands on experience measuring and cutting. For the third day, it was kind of frustrating using Rhino.