3D Printing Night, every other Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Two weeks ago our resident 3d printer addict Al started up a 3D Printer Assembly night, where everyone can come and chat about 3d printers, use our 3d printer, and help Al put together his many partially assembled 3d printers! It was a huge success, and we are about to have another one tomorrow night, Mar 13 7:30-9:30pm. This event is open to all, please stop by and check it out!

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AMT Express 6.0 - 8.1.13

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NPR Weekend Edition Story on Hacker Scouts and Ace Monster Toys aired today

Hacker Scouts

National Public Radio's program, "Weekend Edition," aired its program on the Hacker Scouts program at AMT today.

You can listen to the content on the page for the story or read it below:

Countless kids have grown up with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts or Campfire Girls, but for some families, the uniforms and outdoor focus of traditional Scouting groups don't appeal.

In recent months, Scoutlike groups that concentrate on technology and do-it-yourself projects have been sprouting up around the country. They're coed and, like traditional Scouting organizations, award patches to kids who master skills.

Ace Monster Toys is a hacker space in Oakland, Calif., where members share high-tech tools. Normally, grown-ups congregate there, working on electronics or woodworking projects. But two Sundays a month, the place is overrun by 50 kids and their parents for the gatherings of a group called Hacker Scouts.

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NPR Story on AMT Hacker Scouts program!

In September, AMT’s youth program Hacker Scouts was honored to host NPR reporter Jon Kalish at one of our Open Labs. Since he focuses on the DIY movement, Mr. Kalish was curious about how we were serving the next generation of Makers.  He seemed particularly interested in our approach of hands-on skill building and the importance we place on autonomy and choice. He observed and interviewed parents and kids, and finally we get to hear the result!

His story about the Hacker Scouts, the web site diy.org and merit badges for young makers will air on “Spark” this weekend. Listen here:

An NPR version is expected to air next weekend or soon thereafter on “Weekend Edition. We will post the link when it’s available.

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Industrial Stuff Sale by our friends at American Steel

 

 

The good folks over at American Steel Studios are having a industrial yard sale. Hmmmm, more tools...

College of Lockpicking Workshop - 11/20/12

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You can pick your friends.
You can pick your beer.
But can you pick... a Lock?

Join us on Tuesday, November 20th, from 7-9pm at Ace Monster Toys, as we embark on an ancient mechanical adventure to explore the inner workings of a modern lock, first developed by the Mesopotamians and Egyptians over 4000 years ago. Led by lockpicker Eric Michaud, this workshop will cover - soup to nuts - everything you need to know about how common locks work... and how to pick them open.

Whether you're a complete novice curious to find out what pin-tumbler really means, a homeowner protecting your family's treasures, or a veteran lockpicker with questions about advanced locks and techniques, this event is for you! With 2 solid hours of history, mechanical diagrams ("lock pr0n"), and hands-on lockpicking instruction... first we'll open your minds, and then we'll open some locks!

To properly learn this ancient art, you will need the proper tools.  By registering for a ticket with a lockpick set, this guarantees you a seat at the workshop, and reserves - all for you - a brand-new 10-piece custom lockpick set made entirely in the USA, hand-picked by College of Lockpicking faculty to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike, and offered for only $30.
If you already have some picks you're itching to practice with, you can bring them along and your workshop cost is only $30!

 

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4819369865

  • When: Tuesday, Nov 20th, 7-9pm
  • Where: AMT HQ, 6050 Lowell St #214, Oakland, CA 94608
  • How much:
    • $60 for class + lockpicks
    • $30 for just the class

BONUS: AMT members get $15 off a ticket!  (Check the mailing list to find out how!)

SUPER BONUS:  25% of the workshop fees collected go straight to AMT! Yay!

See ya there!

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