For Ada Lovelace Day this year, I would like to celebrate a group of young women in science, technology and making who are celebrating and uplifting each other. I had the privilege of seeing some of them at Maker Faire New York this year, and I find their optimism and strength to be inspiring.
Check out their twitter feeds, their youtube channels, and especially the connections they make. It is awesome to see these young women making a difference in the world right now.
I’m excited to be hosting an “Ask a Maker!” panel at Maker Faire New York. The panel will be on Saturday, September 22 at 3:30 pm on the Make: Frontiers stage. My guests will include Jimmy DiResta, Sophy Wong, and Matt Stultz.
I’ll be accepting audience questions for these amazing makers with a broad range of skills and experiences. If you have questions but aren’t going to be at Maker Faire NY, you can submit them in the comments here, or send them to me by email. Questions about aspects of making including processes, tools, inspiration, sourcing, design, and techniques are all welcome. I’ll accept questions about genres of making including electronics, woodworking, sewing, digital fabrication, papercraft, writing, video making, cooking and more.
The rest of the schedule of performances and talks looks amazing, and there is a great group of makers showing their projects as well. Hope to see you there!
We’re bringing the MOnSter 6502 and the Digi-Comp II to the Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest February 10-11 at the Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington.
Living Computers: Museum+Labs is an incredible museum! Bring your camera, bring your children, and enjoy all that LC:ML and VCF have to offer.
Check out the exhibitor list and the speaker lineup for more information.
You’re invited to our open house and shopwarming!
When: Saturday, October 7, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
1285 Forgewood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Our annual open house is also a shopwarming party this year! You can tour our new location, see the MOnSter 6502 in action, check out an AxiDraw demonstration, maybe meet Zener the cat (she’s not fond of parties), do some shopping if the mood strikes, and share in food and conversation.
We’re also having a sale, so you can celebrate with us whether or not you can make it to the event! During our sale this week (October 2-7), use checkout coupon code CELEBRATE to save 10% sitewide at our store.
With Halloween approaching, it’s a great time to stock up on Snap-O-Lantern kits, Larson Scanner kits for your Cylon (or Kraftwerk) costume, and Flickery Flame kits to put in your Jack-O-Lanterns. Or maybe you just need some candle flicker LEDs for that finishing touch on your costumes and props.
AxiDraw V3, our beloved pen plotter is also currently shipping from stock and 10% off (with that coupon code) during the sale.
We are heading back to one of our favorite events, the East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 22. We’ll be demonstrating AxiDraw. We hope to see you there!
We’re excited to be bringing the MOnSter 6502 out to Maker Faire New York for its east coast debut. Maker Faire is September 23 and 24 at the New York Hall of Science.
See how microcontrollers and computers work at the most basic level! We built a functional transistor-scale model of the famous 6502 microprocessor. In this larger than life model, you can visualize internal states and the flow of data.
So dust off your BASIC skills, or visit the Vintage Computer Federation’s BASIC classroom at Maker Faire and then come try it out on the MOnSter 6502.
We are excited to be exhibiting the AxiDraw at the San Francisco International Pen Show this weekend, August 25-27 in Redwood City. We’ll look forward to seeing all of our pen aficionado friends there!
We’re in the process of moving into a nicer, bigger space, still in Sunnyvale, California. Our new shop location is 1285 Forgewood Avenue, and we’ll be closed on Monday, August 21 as part of the move.
We will be inviting you to our shopwarming party, which will be on October 7th, 4 pm – 8 pm, so please save the date!
Updated 9/30/17 to add time.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, we’re having an open house tomorrow!
When: Thursday, July 21, 5 pm ? 9 pm
Where: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
175 San Lazaro Ave, Suite 150
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Please come help us celebrate, meet Zener the cat, and share in food and conversation.
Ten years ago today, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories went live. Happy birthday to us!
We started Evil Mad Scientist way back in 2006 as a blog to help us document and organize our various hobby projects. Since then our projects have been featured in print magazines, in books, on television, in newspapers, at the White House, at museums, and on thousands of other blogs. We’ve built many friendships and many wonderful and bizarre machines, resurrected old computers and video games, and spent a lot of time playing with food, from 3D printing to fractal foods and on and on and on and on. We’ve published a book, released software, and published designs for physical things that people can make into their own. And of course, it all stopped being just a hobby about halfway through the decade.
As the years have passed, our projects have gradually gotten bigger— from a project every Wednesday (originally) to fewer but much more complex, multi-year projects. Along with big projects like the book and the 6502, we’re designing and producing families of soldering kits and art robots like the EggBot, WaterColorBot, and the new AxiDraw, which all bring joy to so many people.
What does the next decade have in store for us? Who knows! But we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what wonders it will bring.
To celebrate the anniversary, we are hosting an open house on July 21 at our shop in Sunnyvale, California, from 5-9 PM. Please come join us!
To all of you: Thanks for being such a great community, thanks for reading Evil Mad Scientist, and thanks for your continued support in all of our endeavors.
– Lenore & Windell