MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 (Luna Desic PR) – Luna Desic of Mojave, Calif., is pleased to announce the completion of a partial pressure suit under a $20,000 grant from SpaceGAMBIT.
“We’re very pleased to have been selected by SpaceGAMBIT for this award,” said Luna Desic Founder and CEO Robert McBrayer. “The competition was tough for awards. We’re very grateful to Jerry Isdale and Maiu Makers for having confidence in us and selecting our project.”
Join Rob Rishop of the Raspberry Pi Foundation on Aug. 19 in Mojave 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.
Mojave Junior/Senior High School 15732 O Street, Mojave, CA, 93501 Monday, August 19, 2013 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
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
Maui, Hawaii (Maui Makers PR) — SpaceGAMBIT, a program of Maui Makers LLC in collaboration with an international group of space enthusiasts, announces the first round of funded sub-projects.
Maui Makers LLC received a 2 year grant of $500,000 US from DARPA in September 2012 to manage SpaceGAMBIT and fund community spaces (makerspaces, Fab Labs, hackerspaces, etc.) to work on open-source projects that help build mankind into a space-faring civilization.
BBQ @Mojave Makers w/ Special Guest Tim Pickens Thursday August 9 6 PM – 8 PM
Presented by Space Studies Institute & Mojave Makers, Building 82, 1347 Barnes St, Mojave, CA 93501
Itinerant inventor, rocket maker and raconteur Tim Pickens is our special guest for this first in a series of informal talks with informed Q & A.
Tim worked in Mojave on SpaceShipOne as the original propulsion lead at Scaled Composites. After a few years, he defected back home to Huntsville, unable to convince his brainy wife and daughter to join him on the space frontier. In Huntsville he started up Orion Propulsion Inc. Now he’s the fearless leader of Huntsville’s Google Lunar X Prize team Rocket City Space Pioneers, and launching his new company, Pickens Innovations. [More at timpickens.com]
Grilling begins at 5:30. BYO anything you want to throw on the grill, or simply enjoy the fine BBQ and cool drinks we provide for you.
MOJAVE, Calif. (Mojave Makers PR) — Mojave Makers is happy to announce that we are now accepting members! We are running our Mojave Makers Months from the 15th to the 15th of each month for the purposes of billing and memberships, so we are currently accepting payments for the Month from May 15th to June 15th.
We currently have two levels of membership available:
Associate Membership – $40/month – access to the Space whenever a Full Member is present. Full Membership – $80/month – RFID token (key) and 24/7 access to the space.
Bottle-Cap Contact Microphone Class And Circuit Bending Concert by CMKT 4 – 05/16/2012
Mojave Makers is hosting our first workshop/class at the shop on Wednesday, May 16th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Join the members of the circuit bending band, CMKT4 to learn to solder, build your own Contact Microphone using the principles of piezoelectricty, and tune in some crazy “space sounds”. Following the workshop there will be a performance by the band. To get an idea of what is in store, check out this video: http://youtu.be/JdV19Aq3fus
The cost of the workshop is $15, it is open to Members and the public, and it would be helpful if you could bring a soldering station if you have one available!
Spring has come to Mojave at last. And with it this season of renewal has come clear skies, warm temperatures and snakes. Lots and lots of snakes. (“I hate snakes! I hate ’em!” — Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love that movie.)
But, I digress. This is a busy time at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Let’s take a look at what’s up in the desert.
On Tuesday, the East Kern Airport District board approved a lease with the Space Studies Institute for a storage building at the Mojave Air and Space Port that is being renovated into a maker space. SSI is serving as the lessee until the Mojave Makers, a group composed of employees of different airport tenants, can obtain its 501(c)3 non-profit status.
Mojave Air and Space Port CEO and General Manager Stu Witt will be visiting Sacramento next week to lobby California lawmakers to provide regulatory relief and the types of incentives that other states have been providing to space companies.
Although Mojave is thriving as a aerospace research and development center, it has done so despite California ranking last among the states in terms of business friendliness, Witt said during a meeting of the East Kern Airport District Board of Directors on Tuesday. Obstacles include high taxes and a substantial regulatory burden.