Monthly Archives: August 2012

8/30 Open Meeting Wrap-up

Great meeting yesterday!

NEWS: We have extended the Call for Makers and are still taking requests for tables through September 9th. If we fill up we will put people at the top of the list for next year. We have room for more poets or musicians/bands on the Main Stage and have a few remaining spaces for food trucks. Contact us for more info.

SIGN NIGHT part III

WHEN: This Sunday, 10:00AM                                                                                      WHERE: We will be meeting at Quelab                                                 WHAT: Painting and fun, the more painters the merrier! Meet-up at 10am, get organized and start painting signs! We will need people to come help out with this event so call your friends and invite people to attend.  Snacks will be provided.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire if you haven’t already and get on the Volunteer list!

QueLab

1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

Please contact me if you can donate or bring/loan any items to this Sunday’s sign meet-up.

Donation/Material Needs:

  • PAINT!!-Latex or Acrylic (Used/New)
  • Brushes
  • ANY COLOR-Spray Paint
  • People!

Thanks to everyone that came yesterday to help cut stencils and prep canvasses; Thanks Suzanne, Wayne, Jimena, Craig, Ricky, Clint, John C., Tara, Holly, & everyone else who’s handwriting I can’t read! If I’m forgetting you let me know!

We’ll see you Sunday!

 

Maker Profile: Recycle Everything!

Recycle Everything with Joy Raab-Faber

Recycling Everything

Plant hanger with flowers, made from recycled baling twine

Copy, beg, collect, save up, swap and recycle everything! I look for the shortest most direct path to recycling everything from paper to tractor parts. I want my work to demonstrate that recycling is easy, fun, sometimes profitable, always entertaining and leaves you with a big smile! Recycling is also an excellent vehicle for networking and learning new skills.

I work hard to invest my work with simple human power and to recycle using less energy than it takes to make the objects in the first place, non-toxic glue and paints and durable finishes when required.                               ~Joy Raab-Faber

Hands-on activities all day long!

Maker Profile: ABQZineFest

ABQ ZineFest

ZineFest

ABQ Zine Fest presents HOW-TO make an 8 page Mini Zine from one sheet of 8 x 11 paper! We’ll write, draw, collage, layout and ready our zines for printing!  Learn about the rich history zines (starting with Benjamin Franklin) and D.I.Y. publishing! Try your hand at telling a BIG story on a TINY surface! Fun for the whole family.

Go to this year’s ZineFest in October! More on their website: http://abqzinefest.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABQZineFest

Maker Profile: Mobile Hotel Room

Mobile Hotel Room by Terry Holt

Mobile Hotel Room_THold

Meet the inventor! See the project!

Some Excerpts from Terry’s own journal:

Styrofoam: Art or Invention?  Either way… if you want a camper you can walk away from or live in, in all kinds of weather, THIS may be it…

After coming up with a design that looked like a small salt box house. I decided to do what I call a functional mockup of styrofoam and duct tape. This was low cost and easy to fabricate.

In a week I had a working model. I tested it in 110 degree days and in some cool nights. It worked wonderfully well and stood some pretty high winds too. The news said gusts up to 50 mph but probably not that fast in my yard. But still enough to scare me over my brain child.Terry_Holt

Realizing that the plywood version would be 10 times as heavy and not nearly as good thermally, I decided to stick with the white styrofoam…

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…it was time to return to my love in Canada; so I collapsed the shelter onto the trailer and headed North towing my brain child.

It was not an uneventful trip…but… There was more excitement with the lighting, but that is of a more mundane nature…

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I measured it’s internal temperature in minus 20-30C weather when heated with a small tent heater. It was over 70F. Styrofoam was a good choice.”            ~Terry Holt

Check out the Quelab’s post and slideshow! http://quelab.net/wordpress/879/terrys-amazing-little-camping-trailer/

Open Maker Meetings!

Help make this the best Mini-Maker Faire ever

Join us for one or more Albuquerque Open Maker Meetings to be held at Quelab every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm.

These meetings will be a quick intro to the Make movement and answering your Maker Faire questions, open to Makers, Volunteers and the general public.  We the volunteers and makers will be painting signs and doing other fun ‘maker’ projects that will help to create the Faire.  As we get closer to the Faire additional days may be added if necessary for large project items as we get closer to the faire.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire to get on the Volunteer list!

QueLab

1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
 
Questions?
Email: info@albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com