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Title: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: omar4578 on Feb 17, 2011, 12:01 pm
hey,

does anyone know of people getting together (like a conference or any sort of group) that touches basis on modern technology and the arduino?

something like a car club, but instead it would be like an arduino/ DIY/ Tech club lol
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: netrunner1987 on Feb 25, 2011, 12:13 am
I would really be interested in this.  I am a total newbie to the arduino and micro controllers, but I am an asp.net developer.
thanks
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: unseenvision on Feb 26, 2011, 08:09 am
I'm also interested in this. If there's not already a group in the LA area, I wouldn't mind helping to start one up.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: RCFisher on Mar 07, 2011, 06:27 pm
I am interested as well.

cheers
RC Fisher
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: cleighton on Mar 21, 2011, 02:01 am
Just started this could be fun I live in the la area well up in the Palmdale lancaster area.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: babakmanafi on Apr 07, 2011, 04:48 pm
I like to join too, live in Mission Viejo (orange county)
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: dcwilson303 on Apr 25, 2011, 04:38 am
I have a Diecamilia and Live in LA near Hollywood. We should all just pick a place and start talking.   ;)

dcwilson303@facebook.com
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: jolong on May 30, 2011, 05:37 am
I am also interested in joining an LA-area group. We are a small start-up based in Pasadena, and can offer a workshop-type space for Sunday (?) meetings once a month if anyone can travel to Pasadena. But also happy to meet someplace else if people prefer. Can anyone meet June 19th or 26th ?
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: liegev on Jun 06, 2011, 08:09 pm
Hey y'all, I'm in tarzana. Let's all meet up sometime soon. I'm sure one of the bars or pubs in the area would be willing to host us. We can try something in North Hollywood or Maybe Northridge.

Let's get together.

C.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: grantb5 on Jul 21, 2011, 05:14 pm
Machine Project is having a set of classes coming up in LA, but as I'm in central OC (Orange County), that's too much of a hike for me.

http://machineproject.com/archive/classwork/2011/08/02/introduction-to-microcontrollers-with-arduino-2/

I would be interested in just about anything in OC though.

GB
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: heyarn on Aug 04, 2011, 10:49 pm
What day would you guys prefer to meet up though? Friday nights? Saturdays? Sundays? It would be nice to share projects and ideas, and would definitely make learning a whole lot faster :)
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: smoothisfast on Aug 05, 2011, 01:39 am
Im keeping my eye on this thread. If it is on a day I'm free i'll be there.

I vote for tuesday or thursday evening start 6-7 ish.

Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: heyarn on Aug 05, 2011, 08:50 pm
everyone post what cities they live in and what schedules work best.. so we know where and when to plan a meet up.. I live in the Irvine area. We should probably have a short agenda for the meeting so we know what level everyone is and the most common difficulties and common project interests and stuff.

Next thurs works for me (8/11/11). Anyone else interested?
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: liegev on Aug 05, 2011, 10:47 pm
Tue or Thursday sounds good. I'm in for the 11th. Anyone else?

C.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: FXguy on Aug 09, 2011, 11:09 pm
Interested as well.

I have absolutely no experience with programing of any sorts. I'm a visual learner that is not getting very far with reading the Arduino Cookbook.  :(

Looking for a group with a lot of patience for a beginners constant questions. :)

Im trying to build 16 relay sequencer that the speed is controlled by a pot and only runs when a push button is held down and holds last position when button is released. Also has a reset button that returns it to a standby LED  before Relay #1.

M

Im in the SGV area.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: heyarn on Aug 12, 2011, 07:42 pm
Looks like we have enough for a small group. Please pm me your email address so I can start emailing everyone and start scheduling something :)
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: altecfour on Aug 23, 2011, 09:20 am
Are you all still meeting?
I'm really new too Ardunio, but I really want to learn this stuff.
I have a some what background to programming (Python, AS3)
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: luigialvarado on Oct 13, 2011, 01:52 am
I want to go!  I'm looking for hobbies that match the type of stuff that I like.


Hit me up next time! PLEASE! 
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: rebeccatesiapark on Nov 16, 2011, 12:32 am
hi everyone
my friend just opened up a coffee shop in Koreatown LA
& they've got great drip coffee
& they're trying to make their space the hub for creatives to come
learn, discuss, discover and connect

i think you guys should hold monthly gatherings there!
i'm happy to help organize & host (:

and they also have an adjacent art gallery
so maybe you can work on projects to gether, showcase
so people can experience your artwork

please contact me!
rebeccatesiapark@gmail.com
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: johndpalm on Jan 03, 2012, 04:14 am
If you are close to San Diego, we have a meetup group that is kicking off monthly meetings in January.  To join and for details:

http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Arduino-Enthusiasts
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: fargasch on Jan 12, 2012, 06:27 am

Machine Project is having a set of classes coming up in LA, but as I'm in central OC (Orange County), that's too much of a hike for me.

http://machineproject.com/archive/classwork/2011/08/02/introduction-to-microcontrollers-with-arduino-2/

I would be interested in just about anything in OC though.

GB


I'm in OC, too. Did you find anything, and if not, would you like to start something? I hear Fullerton has a great hackerspace, but I haven't checked it out yet. A small group to geek out with would be great.

~natalia.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: Jaiabercrombie on Apr 01, 2012, 11:49 pm
interested as well but an hour drive from Oxnard is too much for me to make even if its once a week.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: Docedison on Apr 04, 2012, 03:54 pm
North OC?, Anaheim is anyone there??? to hear the cries in the Wilderness? an Arduino Group would be great.
Doc
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: fxmech on Apr 04, 2012, 05:16 pm
I live in Moorpark, CA but work in San Fernando.  I'd love to join an LA group if it ever gets up and running!!!
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: IDID on Apr 12, 2012, 07:27 pm
Hi all,
I'm in Eagle Rock (between Pasadena and Glendale), available weekends and most evenings after work.  Still working on the basics and am very interested in sharing info, working on projects in a group setting. I've got a light seeking, servo moving project and a photo resistor triggering an led and sound playback project going right now. 
Please send me a messege if you are interested.
Ian
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: mr_electric on Jun 23, 2013, 10:07 am
If you guys are still meeting, I'd love to be a part of it...
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: Carnyworld on Aug 25, 2013, 10:31 pm
I have been seriously looking into renting a building or warehouse around North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks (where I live), or possibly Burbank. If anybody is interested in helping start up a hacker space near there or already has a space, please contact me. I would love to build individual workbenches for people and eventually invest in some 3D Printers and some large machinery (Laser Cutter, Drill Press, Milling and Routing Machines. Any one who is interested in helping out please message me or email me at Christopher@geekstreetsolutions.com.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: mitomart on Aug 30, 2013, 05:42 am
Hey everyone I'm actually thinking about opening an store in Los Angeles for electronics hobbyists and would like to get your thoughts on it.

Here's what I have planned so far:

Location: San Fernando Valley (North Hollywood or somewhere nearby) and online.

Products: Arduinos (original and compatible as well as shields/accessories), Raspberry Pis, general electrical components (resistors, capacitors, wires, etc, etc, etc the list can go on forever lol), sensors, tools), ICs (Attiny, 555s, etc), and pretty much everything else you need to build something with electricity running through it.

Extras: I plan to have a few work stations with ready to go computers and soldering equipment where hackers can start building knowing they have access to any item they might need as well as friendly help. I have even thought about sponsoring and hosting meetup.com group meet ups.


Since a store like this will require a hefty investment, I'm asking around to see if Arduino enthusiasts in the Los Angeles area would prefer shopping at a local store rather than ordering online and having to pay for shipping/wait a few days. I have visited a few RadioShacks and although they carry Arduinos, they only offer about 1-5 shields and sensors (depending on the location). I also plan on having very competitive prices (cheaper than RadioShack, Fry's Electronics and even some online stores).

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: Carnyworld on Aug 30, 2013, 08:08 am
Mitomart, I shop at http://www.allelectronics.com/ (http://www.allelectronics.com/), located at 14928 Oxnard St. Van Nuys, CA 91411. I think making the shop more towards teaching would be more appealing, as most local stores sell products already. Your shop would be one of the few that have workshops and tools available.


Hey everyone I'm actually thinking about opening an store in Los Angeles for electronics hobbyists and would like to get your thoughts on it.

Here's what I have planned so far:

Location: San Fernando Valley (North Hollywood or somewhere nearby) and online.

Products: Arduinos (original and compatible as well as shields/accessories), Raspberry Pis, general electrical components (resistors, capacitors, wires, etc, etc, etc the list can go on forever lol), sensors, tools), ICs (Attiny, 555s, etc), and pretty much everything else you need to build something with electricity running through it.

Extras: I plan to have a few work stations with ready to go computers and soldering equipment where hackers can start building knowing they have access to any item they might need as well as friendly help. I have even thought about sponsoring and hosting meetup.com group meet ups.


Since a store like this will require a hefty investment, I'm asking around to see if Arduino enthusiasts in the Los Angeles area would prefer shopping at a local store rather than ordering online and having to pay for shipping/wait a few days. I have visited a few RadioShacks and although they carry Arduinos, they only offer about 1-5 shields and sensors (depending on the location). I also plan on having very competitive prices (cheaper than RadioShack, Fry's Electronics and even some online stores).

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: pantaz on Feb 02, 2014, 07:23 am
... start up a hacker space ...

FYI, There is a hacker space in Culver City. I haven't yet visited them, but they seem like a pretty active group.

Crash Space
10526 Venice Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

http://blog.crashspace.org/ (http://blog.crashspace.org/)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crashspace (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crashspace)

Moderator edit: link corrected
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: Carnyworld on Feb 03, 2014, 04:07 am

... start up a hacker space ...

FYI, There is a hacker space in Culver City. I haven't yet visited them, but they seem like a pretty active group.

Crash Space
10526 Venice Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

http://blog.crashspace.org/
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crashspace



I visited Crash Space on the night they hosted an open house. I would go their every day except for the fact that it is that I don't drive (I find it odd as I am 19 years old) and they are located 15 miles away. I also have yet to visit Null Space Labs (http://032.la (http://032.la) in Downtown LA. Until I have my license I have been buying in bulk at All Electronics in Van Nuys and working out of my garage. Also recently went to Hackaday Live (http://hackaday.com/2014/01/27/recap-hackadays-first-live-event/ (http://hackaday.com/2014/01/27/recap-hackadays-first-live-event/)). Was anybody else on the forum there?
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: PCWorxLA on Oct 30, 2014, 03:45 am
Just FYI:

The LA Arduino Enthusiasts Meetup group meets once a month (usually) in Santa Monica, the next meeting is actually tomorrow, Thursday October 30th, 2014.
For more info please see http://www.meetup.com/LA-Arduino/

I am actually one of those giving a talk tomorrow night...  ;)

Ralf
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: windyhaiti on Nov 21, 2014, 05:51 pm
Anyone interested in joining our google little box challenge team located in socal. We are developing a SIC or GAN device switching architecture to make a small effecient inverter package. We have 5 unique ideas to start that will help us win the million dollars.

Most importantly we are going to give the prize money away to a non profit in Haiti for the development of a wind and solar power plant.

Who's in?
Title: "ARDUINO DAY - MOJAVE" CELEBRATION EVENT...
Post by: RRR-Ranch on Mar 04, 2015, 08:27 pm
Hi Guys, my name is Rick Smith, I am a new convert to the Arduino World, and I would like to Thank You for making such amazing Technology available to the average Joe. We are organizing an Arduino Day Event here at my 23 acre Event Space and Film Ranch, in the Southern California, Mojave Desert area, during Arduino Day Celebration. I recently established a permanent, "Makerspace - Mojave" Community, as well.
(http://pl1695.pairlitesite.com/Land/Land-18.jpg)


You are Cordially Invited to Attend as a Guest, Artist, Speaker, Worker, Volunteer or, you are welcome to participate however you choose.... 

Looking Forward to an Epic Event...

your bestest pal,
Rick Smith
RRR Ranch
Mojave Desert Film and Event Space Rental



FYI: Here is the Event Notice...

"Arduino Day - Mojave" Event Notice #1


The "RRR Ranch" and "Makerspace - Mojave" Invite you to the First Annual "Arduino Day - Mojave" Event, March 27, 28 and 29. This will be a 3-Day Camping and Interactive Tech Festival Event, at our 23 acre Site.  It doesn't matter whether you are an Expert or a Newbie, an Engineer, a Designer, a Crafter or a Maker, Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino, and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it. Admission is Free for the entire Event (does not include Parking, Paintball, Food or Drinks). Come hang out for the Weekend, and enjoy learning everything you ever wanted to know about Arduino...

The RRR Ranch is located in the Mojave Desert, near the the City of Mojave, home of the Mojave Spaceport. We are a small Desert Film and Event Rental Space, for small Eclectic Festivals, Events, Music Videos, Indy Film and Photo Shoots.

The Makerspace - Mojave's first Monthly Meeting will be held during the Festival, please come join us, and Support us with a Membership Pledge.

Currently on Site we have..
Hiking, Biking, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Horseshoes, Darts, a Paintball Field, Risa Beach Club, an outdoor Movie Theater on Kona Beach, a "Paper Book" Library, 18' Sports Bar Dome serving Beer on Tap and Well Drinks, several remote Host Bars, including the 602 Bar (with a ice cold Keg on Tap), dotting the 20+ acre property, "Mon Frere's" Cajun Soul Food Stand on Kona Beach, serving delicious Food from Early Morning Breakfast to Late Night Cajun Catfish and 'taters. Plenty of Parking and Camping Space.

Coming Soon:
The Fusion Jazz Club at the Pyramid, the Paintball Field Upgrade, the "Atomic Cafe" a late night, early morning Coffee Shop, a new 30' Sports Bar Dome, (3)  30' Dome Lecture Rooms, Kid's Jumbo Swing Set and Climbing Dome to Olympic Beach.

Site Location:
13144 Munsey Road, Cantil, California, 93519 (Google Map)

Admission Tickets: - Free
Parking and Porto Fee - $5
Dates: - March 27, 28 and 29 2015

"Arduino Day - Mojave"
Arduino Day - Mojave, a quirkier, fun filled, technology driven, unconference Conference is about to Happen...

Open to the Public and fully Participant powered, "Arduino Day - Mojave" features a wild mix of Arduino User Groups, Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Associations, Teachers, Pros, Newbies, Technologists, Scientists, Artists, and those with a Passion for Open Source, DYI Technology, set in the freewheeling backdrop of an Eclectic, Artist Desert Eco-Resort, with Beaches but no Ocean. Balmy Desert nights and days, to debate the finite comparisons of the Arduino to the Raspberry Pi, or discuss how Nano-Hybrid Thermo-resistors are better than Light-detecting Quadrupeds, and can help save the World, there is no more Magical Place than this...

...... THE DAILY SPEAKERS & PANELS .....

The "Daily Speaker" Event will take place at the Main Stage, and the "Daily Panel" will take place daily, at the 350-500 seat Auditorium, the Stage will be at the Pyramid. Located right off Speedway Blvd.

Daily Speaker: TBD
"Daily Panel" Friday Mar 27- "DYI Arduino"
Various Scientist, Writers, Filmmakers, and Tradesmen discuss the current View of the Future, and What it may look like.

Daily Speaker: TBD
"Daily Panel" SaturdayMar 28 - "The 5 States of Arduino"
What will be the Hot Markets, Jobs, and Materials in the Booming Private and Government Arduino Industry, Panel includes, TBD, and more

Daily Speaker: TBD
"Daily Panel" Sunday March 29 - "Arduino Mighty Girls"
An in-depth look at the Roles, and Future of the "Renaissance Women" in the Arduino World, in Tech Industry and Beyond.
Panel includes, TBD, and more


Facebook: 
Arduino Day - Mojave
https://www.facebook.com/events/608320922636914

Makerspace - Mojave
https://www.facebook.com/groups/344631445740010/

RRR Ranch
www.Facebook.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/670902456326023/

Websites:
Arduino
http://arduino.cc/

Arduino Day
https://day.arduino.cc/#/

Don't Just Attend, bring a Friend, or a Group of Friends. I look forward to seeing you there...

Please Share... Thx...



your bestest pal,
Rick Smith
RRR Ranch
Mojave Desert Film and Event Space Rental
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: CiXeL on Jan 13, 2016, 09:05 pm
Redondo Beach here. born and raised in redondo but lived in miami for 11 years but had serious difficulty finding anyone into electronics stuff out there so returning back to redondo. Just saying hi and wondering who's out here.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: miggsp on Mar 20, 2016, 08:09 am
Name's Miggs, from Reseda, CA. Would love to meet up with others and do a meet up like mentioned in the first page of this thread.

I think many of us are scattered throughout the socal area, would be very interesting to think of a way we can all meet like on some type of Oovoo / FaceTime type of thing or maybe do snaps on snapchat to communicated directly from our own home labs.

I also frequent the All Electronics store like some have mentioned here. I don't drive at the moment as I'm restoring my high school dream car, an 80s RX-7, it's an 87 RX-7 Turbo II. I got into Initial D back then and fell in love with it hahaha

Hope to meet like minds here and maybe even make some friends.
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: 73yearoldnewbie on Mar 17, 2017, 10:42 pm
Huntington Beach, I'm 73 and just ventured into the world of Arduino. I know nothing. Total newbie. Watching videos, reading, buying starter kit. Need help. Have no idea what I will be able to do with this once I learn it. So, I'm looking for someone to learn it with me.

Ray
Title: Re: LOS ANGELES AREA? or SO CAL?
Post by: AllanGH on Nov 08, 2017, 11:14 am
I just saw this, and will be watching what happens with groups in the SoCal area.


I'm East of most of you, out in the San Bernardino / Riverside area, and am hoping that I can make it out to a meet sometime soon.