GSA Robotics Team Competes in Botball Tournament

garden-street-academy-student-adara-works-on-botball-robot Garden Street Academy eighth grader Adara prepares robot for 2015 Botball tournament

Congratulations to our GSA Robotics team! This past Saturday they traveled to south Pasadena and competed in the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Botball® Tournament. Adara, Emma, Gabe, Matthew, Morgan, and Siena (grades 7-9) competed against twenty-two other middle and high school teams from Los Angeles and other surrounding … [Read more...]

3D Printing Program for Students and Teachers in Santa Barbara

Garden Street Academy Student 3D Prints Created by 123D Creature

Garden Street Academy is excited to announce a new program allowing local students and teachers the chance to print their designs on our 3D printers. We're calling it the 3DSB 3D Printing Program, or 3DSB for short. Every month we'll print five projects designed by K-12 students attending schools in Santa Barbara, Goleta … [Read more...]

MakerGear M2 3D Printer Donated to Garden Street Academy

Dino: Our Third MakerGear M2 Printer

Meet Dino, our third MakerGear M2 3D printer at GSA Makerspace. With the support of MakerGear, a person wishing to remain anonymous donated the printer as well as several rolls of filament, extruders/nozzles, glass plates, and a license for Simplify3D's slicer software. The donor was looking for a worthy cause and liked … [Read more...]

Welcome Mack Fixler – Our New Technology Specialist

Mack Fixler Staff Photo

We've added some wonderful people to our staff this year, but I wanted to highlight our new Technology Specialist, Mack Fixler. Mack joined us in August, and is working on some of our new technology programs here at Garden Street Academy. Mack has been prolific in bringing exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and … [Read more...]

Capturing the World with Our New 3D Scanner

Prints of 3D Scans of Staff

It's sure been a lot fun printing 3D designs created by Garden Street Academy students and staff, but how cool would it be to print yourself? Getting ready for the new school year, we've amped up the "Whoa, that's awesome!" factor by doing just that. We recently received a 3D scanner--a device that attaches to an iPad … [Read more...]

Recap from Our Second 3D Printing Fair and a New Logo

Doodle 3D "Science" Print

Thanks to everyone for coming out to our second 3D printing fair back on July 1st. We had even more kids and parents visit than our first event back in May, and they made some fantastic prints. Before we show off some of the prints, we want to give huge thanks to outgoing senior at Garden Street Academy, Preston Towers. … [Read more...]

Help Us Win a $50,000 Makeover for GSA Makerspace

GSA Makerspace and Thinkerspace Floorplan

Here's a very easy way to help GSA Makerspace using two mouse clicks or finger taps: follow this Facebook link and click on the green Vote button. What are you voting for? Guaranteed Rate, a mortgage lending company, is holding a contest on Facebook called the Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge. The challenge is to … [Read more...]

Makerspace Mr. Potato Head #1

Girls' Potato Head Parts Designed in Tinkercad

During our first and second sessions of the Makerspace elective, everyone made their own parts for Mr. Potato Head. I was on a team with Joy and Emily. I can remember that Joy made the accessories and facial features, Emily made the arms, and I worked on the shoes and a viking hat. I was interning on the days when the rest … [Read more...]