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We can turn LA public libraries into hubs of innovation for kids and adults, by training librarians to teach science, tech and art
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    Yay, you show your support for libraries as innovation hub! Special "I VOTED" library cat gif for you to proudly display!

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    Makes 6 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website.

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    Makes 12 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design.

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    Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

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    *WORKSHOP* Google Sketchup with Machine Project's Chris Weisbart

    Sketchup is a great, free 3D modeling tool that allows you to quickly and easily create 3D geometry suitable for printing. In this workshop you'll gain an overview of all the tools available in the free version of Sketchup and build your first 3D model.

    As well as: Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

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    *WORKSHOP* ComputerCraft coding + intro to Minecraft modding with LAM's Coach Shindigs

    ComputerCraft is a mod (with full SMP support) which adds in-game computers. Each computer comes with its own Operating System featuring a host of built-in programs, and can be programmed to do anything you want with the easy-to-learn Lua programming language.

    Let's Play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBrPjInYOoM

    As well as: Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

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    *NEW* 3Doodler Workshop!!

    Get your hands on and play with the world's first 3D printing PEN! Rated for ages 14+, younger kids may attend at your own risk with close adult supervision.

    Pledge $30 for either one 14+ person
    OR one Adult + one younger kid

    Location and Date: 2015 TBA

    Makes 36 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

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    *WORKSHOP* Projection Mapping with Machine Project's Chris Weisbart

    How do projection mapping artists make buildings come alive? In this workshop we'll go over the basics of breaking down a location into geometric shapes and mapping a projection to a small test scene.

    Check out what projection mapping can do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6UODvGEf8

    As well as: Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

    *Date TBD depending on participants' schedules

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    *WORKSHOP* Build a Pepper's Ghost with Machine Project's Chris Weisbart

    In this workshop you'll learn how to use an 19th Century stage illusion to conjure up your own tiny ghost! Using simple materials you'll create a shoebox size apparition using the same techniques as Disney's Haunted Mansion and Tupac "holograms."

    Boo! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmyZgM9gtqs

    As well as: Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

    *Date TBD depending on participants' schedules
    *Small materials fee may apply

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    Makes 60 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND a cool LAM sticker AND reserve a spot for 2 at a LAM 3D printing demo!

    (note: if you live outside L.A. we can mail you your shwag but you must nominate an Angeleno to attend the demo)

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    Makes 120 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND a cool LAM sticker AND reserve a spot for 2 at a LAM 3D printing demo AND you will get your own Artbot kit to tinker with at home!

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    A private 3D Printer Hangout for 10 at the location of your choice! Download designs or design your own with help from LAM 3D Printing Lead Instructor Eain Banks. Make your own amiibo?

    As well as: makes 602 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND a cool LAM sticker AND you will get your own Artbot kit to tinker with at home!

    (note: if you live outside L.A. we can mail you your shwag but you must name an L.A. location to receive the demo)

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    *GREATEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER*

    LAM will throw a 3-hour hands-on science party for up to 25 kids at the location of your choice!

    As well as: Funds an entire workshop for LAPL librarians to become Maker educators, making 1204 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library!! You will be showered in thank-yous and paperbot designs and stickers and Artbot kits (well maybe just one each of those last two)

    (note: if you live outside L.A. we can mail you your shwag but you must name an L.A. location to receive the party)

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    A Classroom Electronics Kit for 30 from our sister startup, KitHub!

    As well as: Funds an entire workshop for LAPL librarians to become Maker educators, making 1204 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! You will be showered in thank-yous and paperbot designs and stickers and Artbot kits (well maybe just one each of those last two).

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    LAM will give a 30-person workshop at the library or school of your choice!

    As well as: Funds TWO entire workshops for LAPL librarians to become Maker educators, making 2409 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library!! You will be showered in thank-yous and paperbot designs and stickers and Artbot kits (well maybe just one each of those last two) AND --
    (note: if you live outside L.A. we can mail you your shwag but you must name an L.A. location to receive the workshop)

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    Sponsors a 3D printer for LAM library programs! You will be showered in thank-yous and paperbot designs and stickers and Artbot kits (well maybe just one each of those last two) AND -- your name on a laser-cut plaque on the printer, memorializing your gift. For Lyfe.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Looking to start your own Makerspace or Maker education program for kids? Get in-depth mentoring from LAM co-founder Tara Tiger Brown, either in person or via Skype if you're not in town. She consults on this stuff for major corporations... you're getting a mega deal.

    As well as: Anything/everything. All the workshops. Access to any LAM instructor to create the party, workshop, gadget, idea of your dreams.

    You will be showered in thank-yous and paperbot designs and stickers and Artbot kits beyond the dreams of avarice. And you will be a true hero of LA.

    Thank you in advance.

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    *WORKSHOP* Conservation Drones with NatGeo Explorer and LAM's Resident Rocket Scientist Shah Selbe (Boeing), part of National Geographic's SoarOcean project.

    Learn what a drone is, how it's assembled, and how to fly them, and how they can be used to monitor and protect our oceans.

    Check out the video: http://vimeo.com/96928124

    Spend the day at the beach learning robotics, conservation, and aeronautics for $50? Where do I sign up? Oh yeah right here!!

    As well as: Makes 30 hands-on STEAM experiences possible at a Los Angeles library! We will thank you (profusely) on the LAM website AND send you a digital download of the LAM Paperbot design AND send you a cool LAM sticker.

    *Date TBD depending on participants' schedules
    *If materials are needed, small additional fee may apply.

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