See you at Maker Faire Bay Area!

Looking forward to Maker Faire Bay Area 2018! It's the first time that I will have no commitments in a booth, presenting, or being on a panel. I definitely miss that part, but senior year in high school is pretty crazy in May with AP tests and other schoolwork. I…

The B & W Instant Photo Printer at Fablearn 2017

Last weekend, I had a great opportunity to present my B & W Instant Photo Printer at Fablearn 2017, a teachers' conference on creativity and making in education at Stanford University. The theme this year was "Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem for Making in Education." I was chosen to give a…

Quin Visits the Geffen Academy UCLA

I was invited by my friend, Jean Kaneko, to meet some of her students at the Geffen Academy at UCLA. We originally met when she was at the Exploratorium, and I was a little kid. She is now on the I-track faculty which is the research and discovery lab for…

Design and Maker Class Colloquium

4 August 2017 Windward School Los Angeles, California What a fun conference!  Dorothy Lee and James Bologna of Windward School headed up a two day conference for educators, all about Making in schools.  I was sorry to miss AnnMarie Thomas the first day who delivered the first keynote.…

Quin's Engineering Camp

August 3, 2017 Arroyo Grande, CA I held the first "Quin's Engineering Camp" during the Arroyo Grande Recreation Department Summer Camp for kids, K-6th grade.  With my friends, Hoang Le, Grace Yribarren, Jared Loayza, and Cesare Cacitti, my maker friend from Italy, I taught 8 one hour long activities…

Get Launched with Microchip and the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

8 June 2017 UC San Diego La Jolla, CA I was invited by Microchip to participate in their first "Get Launched with the Freedom to Innovate" in partnership with the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.  It was a conference for professionals as well as UCSD engineering students…

STEAM Week at Ocean View Elementary School

May 24, 2017 Ocean View Elementary School Arroyo Grande, CA For the second year, I was invited to visit the one hundred fourth graders at Ocean View Elementary during their STEAM week in May.  My presentation, "Be a Maker," encouraged them to make.  I also went…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

May 19 -21, 2017 San Mateo, CA   The 12th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area was another great Maker experience.  This year was different, as I was not in a booth - I wandered around aimlessly and saw all my favorite Makers and all of their very cool…