Carlyn Maw is a founding board member and a principle cat herder for CRASH Space. She is a graduate of and was Adjunct Professor and Resident Researcher at NYU's ITP program, one of the origins of the Arduino platform. With a background in Human Factors, she consults on building interactive systems for consumer products, the movie industry, museums and others. She has taught Arduino, microcontrollers, and electronics seminars at CRASH Space, Machine Project in Los Angeles, ITP and other institutions.
CRASHSpace.org is a hackerspace in Los Angeles, CA. To paraphrase our flyers, it's a place where people who are interested in a wide variety of topics can get together to see how things work and discover new things to build. Topics range from silk screening t-shirts to building Geiger counters for Japan.
Lots of Arduino examples at https://github.com/carlynorama