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Hello fellow conservationists! I'm super excited to announce a conservation kit that I developed with +Shah Selbe - a National Geographic Explorer who is currently part of the Okavango Expedition in Botswana (a 90 day, 1000 mile human-powered expedition through one of the planet's most inaccessible and important ecosystems).

We believe that saving our planet starts with education and what better way to do that then becoming an adventurous citizen scientist. We're also supporters of using technology to solve some of our planet's most pressing problems.

This kit is a hydrophone (underwater mic) that can be used to listen to and record sounds in your local lake, river or ocean. It can also be use to record sounds on land - listen to burrowing animals, trees, etc.

Experience with electronics is not required and it doesn't need any soldering. We tried to make it easy enough for kids to put together,  people that are new to DIY and affordable enough for folks that can't pay the $$$ that many hydrophones cost.

We'd love for you to sign up to learn more about the kit and please pass on to organizations and people that would enjoy hearing the sounds beneath the surface.

Thanks!
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I'm excited to be a guest on Kickstarter's Creator Hangout next week!
 
We're excited to host social entrepreneur and all-around community enthusiast Tara Tiger Brown for our next Creator Hangout. Brown is the co-founder of KitHub (a resource of creative electronics kits for kids) and co-founder and Board Chairperson of LA Makerspace (a community space for DIY enthusiasts). Brown has served as an entrepreneur, executive director, technical director, and lead product manager for many companies; she’s also a strong supporter for community and an advocate for making sure kids gain the opportunities to gain technology-related skills. 

Brown’s areas of expertise include:
• Starting a community-focused space for learning new skills like coding, 3D printing and electronics
• Collaborating with local libraries
• Interest-driven youth education

Find her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tara
And on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/tara
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Give +Kickstarter​ a pinch from me for not "mentioning" you in the original share +Tara Tiger Brown​.
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There are a lot of terms being bandied around in relation to electronics that you can wear and attach to textiles. I found myself a bit confused between the different terms as they get used interchangeably. Out of frustration I did some digging into how experts are defining these different terms. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. Let ... Read More
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It is entirely possibly that if you read any of my posts you probably know that I care a lot about conservation and advocate for animals.

About a year ago I was introduced by Bronwyn Lewis​ to Shah Selbe​ because I wanted to meet people who were pairing conservation and technology. Shah and I became fast friends and are in constant contact riffing on ideas and thinking about how to encourage more people to turn their attention towards solving some of the world's most pressing problems - like protecting the animals that live in our oceans, rivers and lakes.

I approached Shah about designing a kit that would be both fun and bring awareness to this important issue. Shah proposed a device called a hydrophone or underwater mic that allows us to listen to what's going on beneath the surface. For the past few months I've been prototyping different designs that kids or the non techie types would feel comfortable putting together. I have settled on a design that I like and even had Rips help me put it together. 

With that, I'm excited to share with you the Big Audio Adventure Kit. Kids and adults can use the hydrophone to listen to things around the house (on land or in the water), listen for pool leaks, add some cool sounds to your guitar playing, and so much more.  Of course we would love for you to plunk it into your local lake, river, and ocean, record the sounds and share on Sound Cloud.

Checkout the page to learn more and sign up if you'd like to know when the kits go on sale.

Please share with all your conservation, citizen science and adventurous friends!

https://kithub.cc/hydrophone/

#conservation   #intotheokavango15   #hydrophone   #oceanconservation   #DIY   #STEM  
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There's not much alive here -- but there are occasional coyotes and foxes, and that'd be a pretty neat thing to track.  I'll keep an eye on this.
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In early May of this year, I had the chance to join a conversation at the White House to discuss next steps as part of a Maker Cities Roundtable. I joined twenty communities from around the country in an exciting half-day conversation, where we talked about each other’s successes and challenges, and came away with lots of ideas we should bring back to our communities. We’ve kept the momentum since, and I’m excited by everything going in our community and around the country. #weekofmaking   #nationofmakers   #makerspaces   #STEM   #STEAM  
Back in 2012 when the seeds were planted for LA Makerspace, it was still a fairly novel idea. We were the first family f…
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19.4 million children have unmet demand for after-school programs, many in the STEM fields. And the results are clear: These delays and half-met measures are hurting students’ engagement with their education. #weekofmaking   #nationofmakers   #STEM   #STEAM  
Have you heard it, the great call for the future? Across the United States, people are calling for a new wave of scientists and engineers. The advocates range from physicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson to the president himself, who says … Continue reading →
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Designed in collaboration with Eric Rosenbaum of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT, this very cool kit lets kids record their own sounds and make electrical switches out of simple things from around the house to bring their toys to life.
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https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/05/22/national-museum-and-library-medal-winners-inspire-makers-across-america

Los Angeles Public Library (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Public Library teams up with LA Makerspace to offer multigenerational literacy programs with a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) twist in many of the library system’s 73 locations. The library’s “Full STEAM Ahead” program presents STEAM programs for preschoolers and school-aged children to help compensate for the scarcity of free and low-cost afterschool programs in those subjects in the LA Community.  The library also organizes fun, hands-on learning opportunities in community workshops that incorporate robotics, coding circuitry, stop-motion animation, citizen science and 3D printing.
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Hey Thomas - Mom's Day is coming up. If we make a card template do you think you would make a card for your Mom?
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  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Post University
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Female
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Birthday
November 23
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Married
Other names
Tara Bonner, Tara Brown
Story
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Technologist striving for equal opportunity. Vegan fighting to save the planet.
Introduction

Hi and thanks for being here!

I'm a Tech Director at the Connected Learning Alliance & DML Research Hub. I co-founded the LA Makerspace and serve as Chairwoman. I also co-created the LA tech stratup map, Represent.LA.

This is general list of things I tend to post:

  • Technology
  • Conservation
  • MAKE / DIY 
  • Women in Tech 
  • Los Angeles, 
  • Digital Media Learning,  
  • Mentoring & Coaching, 
  • Traveling, 
  • Kid Stuff, 
  • Animal Advocacy
  • and things that make me laugh.

Hearts and Hugs,

Tara

=^.^=

Bragging rights
The White House interviewed me. I'm a meme (lookup No One Is Born Racist). I was featured on CNN Health because I was working out with my cat. I wrote a piece on Forbes and it was #1 on the popular charts.
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur / Technical Product Manager / Writer
Skills
Product Management, Strategy, Startups, Social Media, User Experience, Community Building
Employment
  • The Connected Learning Alliance
    Technical Director, 2014 - present
  • Los Angeles Makerspace
    Co-founder/Exec Director, 2012 - present
  • UC Irvine Digital Media Learning Research Hub
    Technology Director, 2012 - present
  • Born This Way Foundation
    Tech Advisor / Wrangler, 2012 - 2013
  • Tiger Productions
    Owner/ Technical Product Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Noot
    Co-founder/VP of Product, 2010 - 2010
  • Topspin Media
    Sr. Program Manager / Account Manager, 2008 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Sr. Lead Program Manager, 2000 - 2008
  • BCAA
    Developer / Project Manager, 1997 - 2000
  • Yaletown Technology
    Developer / Project Manager, 1995 - 1997
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Currently
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Previously
Venice, CA 90291 - San Francisco, CA - Seattle, WA - Carnation, WA - San Francisco, CA - Sunnyvale, CA - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Paris, France - Vienna, Austria - Singapore, Singapore
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