I’ve long been envious of people on the other side of the hill who have access to maker spaces equipped with fancy tools and offering classes in how to use them. I only see the stuff at Maker Faire and on the web—I don’t get to play with it.
Now it seems like Santa Cruz is getting one: Makers Factory — A new way to learn :: A new world to learn.
I’m wondering if there is a way I could help out: teaching Arduino programming, for example, or PC board design (which I’ve just been learning myself—see the series about printed circuit boards). It would be great if the high-school robotics club could get some cheap access also, perhaps in return for volunteer hours.
I’ll have to get in touch with them soon and see what opportunities are available.