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Jun'18

Instructor Highlight – Brian Cox

Brian Cox is one of our amazing Instructors here at Vocademy. He is incredibly enthusiastic about teaching electronics and related subjects to people of all ages.  He truly makes the topics come to life with his enthusiasm and knowledge.  But not only is he a great teacher, he is also an accomplished maker.  Recently, we had a special project come through our doors and Brian went above and beyond to see it done. Below we’d like to share what he did recently to earn the title of “RUSD Community Hero!“ Some folks from Riverside Unified School District came to Vocademy …

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14

Mar'18

300+ Raspberry Pi Jam 2018 attendees!

On Saturday, March 3rd, over 300 attendees (of all ages!!!) participated in the Riverside Raspberry Jam held at Vocademy – The Makerspace! It was a wonderful day and we wanted to thank everyone who made this happen, who brought their projects to share, and to all those who came out to join in the fun. This special event was such a huge success! See a VIDEO of the event here by San Jacinto Unified School District (SNUSD) Want to learn RaspberryPi?  Give us a call… 951.266.6630 Follow us on Instagram to see more from the event. Those who attended, we would love …

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25

Feb'18

Vocademy hosting Raspberry Jam event in Riverside

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 for the Riverside Raspberry Jam! Celebrate Raspberry Pi and the art of Making at Vocademy from 1pm – 5pm. There will be project showcases, RetroPi gaming tournaments, coding, vendors, Fun with Sense Hat sessions, Let’s Get Physical with Raspberry Pi workshops, robots, and more! Tickets are FREE! Get yours today.   Submissions for projects featuring Raspberry Pi are still open for the showcase. Apply now!

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21

Oct'16

Announcing the winners of the Vocademy Membership Giveaway!

  Thank you to all who entered the Vocademy Membership Giveaway, which commemorated our third year of providing a place for anyone in the community to come learn hands-on skills and get access to the tools, machines, & technology needed to turn dreams and ideas into reality. For those who entered but did not win one of the 3 prizes – keep your eye on your email! You will be receiving special opportunities that are only being offered to people who entered the contest. And now, the winners of the Vocademy Membership Giveaway…   First place winner, Betsabeth Palma, receives a …

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28

Sep'16

Founder’s Message on Vocademy’s 3rd Anniversary

Dear friends, On October 6th, we will be crossing a milestone at Vocademy; I’m proud to say that it will be our three year anniversary.  My goal has always been to bring hands-on skills learning to everyone, but I had no idea how challenging it would be to create something so new and unique.  When we started, nobody really knew about makerspaces, much less one with an educational focus.  But we knew the value of making makers and the good that would come from people learning hands-on skills. It’s been a heck of a journey, one with many pitfalls, lessons, and celebrations.  NONE …

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