Mojave Makers Desert Garden Planted and Sprouting

Last weekend, we planted our first garden using a Fall Cover Crop of Hairy Vetch, Crimson Clover, Austrian Winter Pea and Rye Grain.  The first sprouts started to come up today!  Special thanks to the Mojave Junior and Senior High School for letting us use their land.

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The results of our labor.   The garden was made by breaking the soil with a pickaxe, tilling in manure and sawdust, inoculating the soil and then planting the seeds.  Now it’s time to water it daily to help it grow.

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You can see the pale green of the cotyledons as the sprouts emerge.

Mojave Makers Grand Opening at Mojave Junior and Senior High School – 12/4/13, 6pm

IMG_20131112_202811Mojave Makers, in partnership and with the support of the local Mojave Junior and Senior High School, is inaugurating our new place and the start of maker-style afterschool education programs to support the school.  We will be holding a grand opening at the school campus (15732 “O” Street, Mojave, California 93501) on 12/4/13 starting at 6pm.
Come on by and check out our new place!  Thanks to the generous support of the school, we now have access to a 30′x50′ electronics lab and lounge, a 20′x75′ garage shop with a vacuum oven and metalworking shop with a lathe, drill press and mill and bandsaw.
We will be showing what projects we are doing.  Students are welcome to come by and check it out.

Sign up for the event on our Facebook Event Page!

Raspberry Pi Roadshow Mojave – August 19th

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The 2013 Raspberry Pi US Roadshow is coming to Mojave!

Join Rob Rishop of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and learn about the Raspberry Pi – a credit-card sized, $25 GNU/Linux computer that can be used for teaching, embedded applications, or even as a tiny alternative to a desktop PC for light workloads.

Bring your Raspberry Pi projects and share them with other Rob, the Mojave Makers, and other attendees.

Agenda:

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Set-up time for attendee projects

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Talk, Q&A with Rob Bishop

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Hands-on workshop and project show-and-tells

The Mojave Junior/Senior High School is located at 15732 O Street, Mojave, CA, 93501.  Thanks to the school for providing a venue for Mojave Makers to host this event!

Sign-up at http://rpiroadshowmojave.eventbrite.com/

Mojave Makers is On The Move!

Mojave Makers is moving!  We’ve packed up the shop out of our airport location and are in the process of securing a new space that will better fit our needs.  We also hope that being out in Mojave will help us better connect with more members of the community.   

Thanks again to the Mojave Air & Spaceport / East Kern Airport District for their support as our fist location!

We hope to have an update on our new arrangements soon.  In the meantime, we are still having informal meeting and planning events.

 

Mojave Makers BBQ and Public Night 2/12/13

Yes, you might even see a rocket BBQ (From Bethbeck’s Blog).

We are holding a BBQ at the space (at 1347 Barnes Street Mojave, CA 93501) on our 2/12/13, 5:30pm Public Night. Come out, enjoy steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, bring a project to show off and have fun.  Please sign up at our Facebook event.

For those of you who are new to what we are, we are a makershop/hackerspace; a shared workspace for people to pool resources, talents, creative energy and tools to make a creative community for people who like to make or want to learn how to make. That goes from anything from projects in art, electronics, robotics and rocketry whether it be as a hobby, for a business or just for education. If you want to know more, check out http://hackerspaces.org/.
A few friends founded a hackerspace in Mojave last year and we have been working on growing our community. If you are interested in being a part, come on by and bring your friends!  We’d love to have a discussion with you guys about your thoughts on the makerspace and its future.