We Are Born Makers
This is our story.
 

Vision & Mission

We have the creative vision to inspire change that is bigger than ourselves.

Here at the Long Beach Maker Society we strive to create an environment where originality is essential. Our purpose is to organize and support projects that foster collaboration among our members. Our mission is to enhance the creative potential of individuals to help them become innovative thinkers for the future. Our main goals focus on the following:

 

  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Art
  • Making
  • Leadership

 

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Meet the Team

We are a team of free-thinking makers.


  • Frederick Camba
    President

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​"Thats what she said​." -Michael Scott
    ​Hometown
    Long Beach, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Witty, ​Programmer, Designer, Engineer, FieldMeister​
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    All of the people we've helped as part of LBMS. With new skills they can achieve what they've otherwise could not.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Solving problems and creating something new.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Hiking the himalayas.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To get to the other side.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    Yes, it's akin to a sub but with flatbread.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Egg... because evolution
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I purposefully make things awkward and weird.

  • Steven Peterson
    Vice President of Design

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end." —Ernest Hemingway
    ​Hometown
    Long Beach, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Optimistic, driven, adventurous, resilient,
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    All the peers I teach and mentor because they inspire me to push the boundary.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Enjoying the outdoors whether it's golfing, surfing, or running.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Flying to the moon.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    Because she was afraid someone would caesar.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    No, because there are no Mexican sandwiches.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Egg...
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

  • Mary Kate Ham
    Vice President of Communications

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​“To be, in a word, unborable…. It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.” – David Foster Wallace
    ​Hometown
    Encinitas, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Happy, interested, practical, thoughtful, literate​
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Makers. Everyone I know who sees problems as interesting challenges rather than limitations.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Drinking black coffee and IPA while practicing martial arts and reading.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Most likely sleeping.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    I don't know any chickens.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    No. But a quesadilla might be. (A sandwich requires TWO slices of 'bread'.)
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Eggs came way before chickens.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I have a twin named Ashley.

  • Dylan Evans
    Vice President of 3D

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​Hometown
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?

  • Ian Goegebuer
    Vice President of Technology

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​Hometown
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
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  • Brandon Hoffman
    Treasurer

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." -George Bernard Shaw​
    ​Hometown
    Palmdale, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Determined, Resourceful, Questioning, Patient, Creative
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    The people behind the advancing technologies of the world that are helping people live better lives. I'm inspired to make a difference.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Playing music.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Answering the rest of these questions.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?

  • Forest Turner
    Secretary

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    If you're going through hell keep going.
    ​Hometown
    Huntington Beach, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    fun, adventurous, competitive, philosopher, well-rounded​
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Haters - because Haterate fuels my flame
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    thinking in the shower
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Doing the same thing the same I am always doing, seeking new experiences.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To turn around and go back, because the grass is always greener on the other side.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    a sandwich has bread while a taco does not.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    neither came first.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I like sardines

  • Adam Price
    R&D

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    "I don't live by quotes" -Adam Price​
    ​Hometown
    Cypress, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Anyone who is passionate about what they do. It inspires me to find something I'm passionate about.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    When I'm designing something (either redesigning something to make it better/solve a problem or making something new).
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right meow?
    I would be a cat. I would be allergic to myself.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    It was the one less traveled by.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    "In the United States, a court in Boston, Massachusetts ruled that "sandwich" includes at least two slices of bread and "under this definition, this court finds that the term 'sandwich' is not commonly understood to include burritos,tacos, and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans" ... so its only a sandwich if the shell breaks into two pieces.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    I'll ask the chicken once he gets across the road.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?

  • Demian Mendez
    Science

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​"The key to getting ahead is getting started."
    ​Hometown
    Fullerton, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Thinker, dreamer, tinkerer, experimenter, whimsy wisher
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Artists, Nature and the Cosmos, because they are all amazing and contain a fair amount of crazy.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Enjoying good food, with good people, while planning our next adventure.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    I would be hiking Mount Fuji.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    Because he had not yet collected a statistically significant sample of crossings.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    Yes, in the same way a pizza is a form of a pie.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    Dinosaurs
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    Back when I was a Mad Scientist I made slime with Angelina Jolie and her son Madoxx.

  • Nick Anderson
    Web

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    “I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.” -Ron Burgundy​
    ​Hometown
    San Bernardino, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Agile, Cheeky, Clever, Hands-on, Outdoorsy
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    My fellow classmates and peers because not only do they inspire me to learn but to enjoy and be interested in what I am learning.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Playing water polo
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Engineering homework
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    Me: “To get to the loser’s house”
    Me: “Knock knock”
    You: “Who’s there?”
    Me: ”The chicken.”
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    No. Ham in a taco is not a ham sandwich, Peanut Butter and Jelly in a taco is not a PB & J, etc.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    The chicken…..The first human wasn’t a fetus.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I’m not as cool as I look.
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  • Carlos Vergara
    AESB Representative

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
    ​Hometown
    Long Beach, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Don't like to follow rules. Potato.
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Tony Stark, because he's freakin' Iron Man!
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    When building things from scratch or fixing stuff that is broken. If not broken, then I'm "upgrading" it and will most likely either work better or end up broken. In which case I repeat the process.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    In an alternate reality I would have broken my ankle from heroically defending my castle from an attack spearheaded by the Gummy Bear village for obvious reasons. Who doesn't like to eat gummy bears? (Oh yeah, I had a broken ankle when I wrote this. I tripped. I like the gummy bear attack story better.)
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To get to my castle in the alternate universe. The chicken is in it with the gummy bears.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    Studies show that a sandwich must consist of ingredients (meat, lettuce, tomato, etc) embedded between two planar slices of bread or any produced-from-grains(PFG) edible material. The sandwich can only exist in parallel, planar levels and can be incorporated into multiple levels as to create double or even triple sandwiches. The taco on the other hand can be analogous to a sandwich but not thought of as the same since the PFG edible material is not restricted to only linear planes. The taco's PFG edible material can actually bend (kinda like a wave) and therefore surround the contents embedded within it. A taco may be thought of as an evolved version of a sandwich since only one plane of PFG edible material is needed and it has the ability to become reshaped according to it's contents. Therefore we can conclude: Taco=1/2 Sandwich. So yes, pizza can be considered BOTH taco and sandwich, but that's trailing off into the field of quantum foodics.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    The chicken came first because the egg can't cross the road by itself.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I don't like tomatoes. Ketchup is fine, just no tomatoes. Ewww.

  • Austin Henderson
    Apprentice Mentor

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    ​Favorite Quote to Live By
    ​Mind over Matter
    ​Hometown
    Garden Grove, CA
    ​List 5 words that best describe you.
    Weird, Lazy, Smart, (a little) Crazy, Adventurous
    ​Who (or what) inspires you the most/Who's your inspiration and why?
    Almost everything is possible; science and technology keeps getting cooler and cooler.
    ​What are you doing when you feel the most like you?
    Fixing and helping others with technology makes me feel the most like me.
    ​In an alternate reality, what would you be doing right now?
    Wondering if there is an alternate reality.
    ​Why did the chicken cross the road?
    The chicken crossed the road because there was WiFi.
    ​Is a taco a form of a sandwich? Why so or why not?
    I would consider a taco a form of a sandwich because it is a similar set up.
    ​Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    The egg came first...it had mutated dna...chicken slowly evolved and layed more chiken-like eggs.
    ​What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
    I hate talking to groups of people, but I love helping groups of people at a time.

  • Bob Ward
    Faculty Advisor


  • Boris
    Imagination Director

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Our Story

We are rooted in the DIY spirit.

Ben Cannon had a project in mind in the Fall of 2011. Through partnerships with major student organizations of Engineering and Arts, Ben was able to host the very first 3D BUILD Series at CSULB. The 3D printer movement took off with the help of his newest friends and future co-founders, Frederick Camba & Steven Peterson. Together they formed the Long Beach Maker Society in the Summer of 2012, one printed layer at a time. Long Beach Maker Society's team of engineers, designers, and miscellaneous visionaries collaborate, create, and push the status quo to stay steps ahead of today's technology. Our members have built a strong network, formed close friendships, and continue to share and promote new ideas.

 

MAKE

We work together to turn ideas into reality.

Dream It.

We start by bringing creative and practical ideas to the table.

Design It.

We pool our various talents and skills to deliver fun, innovative projects.

Make It.

We apply our ideas, research, and creativity to make things move.

 

President's Message

 

Frederick Camba
President 2014-15

"As we move into our third year in existence as a student organization, I intend to continue the positive momentum that carried us from our humble but rough beginnings to where we are today. Our organization has only skimmed the surface: we have great potential and it will require every one of you to achieve our goals.

Those goals include but are not limited to creating/building, learning, sharing, and instill DIY skills. Our main goal is to share our knowledge to inspire others to become well rounded. We will be the bridge between the different engineering disciplines and reach outside our walls into other areas such as the various art disciplines."

 

Contact Us





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📞 562.66.MAKER

info@lbmakersociety.org