Mobile Hotel Room by Terry Holt
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.
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…
…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…
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/
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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!
1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Stick Stand – Tara Carstensen-Wheeler
“I’ve always made stuff. If I’m not making something, there’s something seriously wrong with me. I’m constantly looking at things, looking at how to make them better, incorporate them into other things, trying to make them do things they really weren’t originally meant to do. My hands are usually in tatters; ripped up nails, cuts, burns, blisters, scrapes, bruises, rough, covered with bits of ink, paint, wood putty or glue. Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but a life is observed in the hands.” ~Tara Carstensen-Wheeler
Tara’s Stick Stand project is featured in the current issue of Make Magazine (#30). It’s a mod of a ball-head monopod that allows it to safely hold an iPad or similar pad tablet.
Come see how to MAKE things better at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2012.
Stickstand from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes
Go hands-free and mount your tablet on a monopod. by Tara Wheeler
Tara is also an amazing knitter! She has created patterns for Dr. Who recreation scarf’s that are wildly popular. Tara’s main website is wittylittleknitter.com
Crafts a DIY make you a Maker!