Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why we Make! by Adam Savage

Adam Savage’s talk at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. Adam tells a great story about his Indiana Jones hat, how he got started building his obsessions, and why makers should embrace the things that they have no choice but to make.

Maker Profile: New Tribe Textiles


Sunshine, sage and earth

Weaving has a central place in our history as human beings – some of the oldest human creations in existence are weavings.  Weaving has an important history in the Southwest as well – the native cultures were masters of this art form and their work both past and present is collected around the world.

The goal is to get as many people as possible to bring something to weave into the tapestry.  At the event a loom will be setup and operational for all to use.  People can bring things which might have some significance to them – a favorite old shirt, locks of hair, plant fibers from a special place, yarn, ribbon, string, etc.  At the Faire these “wefts” will be woven by the attendee into the tapestry on the loom.  If an attendee does not have anything we will have plenty of colorful “weft” yarn on hand for them to weave – so everyone can participate.

By the end of the day we will hopefully have a tapestry of some length.  The texture of which will be very exciting and interesting from all the included materials, engaging viewers and participants on a personal level. The City of Albuquerque has asked to be able to display this community art after the Faire and it will come back and be displayed at next years event for all too see!

More about New Tribe textiles on their website:


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What is QueLab?

Quelab is Albuquerque’s local non-profit, co-operative hackerspace. They are a partner and the community host of Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire event. Quelab will be hosting a Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit booth teaching Soldering 101 at this years Faire.

The Albuquerque Open Maker Meetings will be held at Quelab space every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm until the Faire.

Quelab’s mission is to foster and sustain an environment that promotes creativity, invention, and collaboration at the intersections of science, culture, art and technology.  If you’re unfamiliar with the hackerspace movement, Quelab recommends these two articles by NPR:  DIY ‘Hackers’ Tinker Everyday Things Into Treasure and A Space For DIY People To Do Their Business.  Better yet, you can experience it yourself by joining them at one of their events!  Quelab hosts three events a week at minimum.

Beginner, intermediate, or advanced – everyone welcome!

Hack Nights: Tuesday and Sunday at 7-10pm, $5 for non-members

Co-working Wednesdays: Wednesdays 10am to 5pm, $5 for non-members

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1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 750-4522

Recycle Runway at Atlanta International Runway

Twenty one of Nancy Judd’s eco-fashion sculptures were installed in ten cases located throughout international Concourse E from May 2011-June 2012.  You can read blog posts about her midnight adventures installing the exhibition and a final report on the installation. You can also take the Eco-quiz and perform some E-activism that was a part of the show.

The following video showed on the CNN channel at every gate through out the Atlanta Airport several times a day during the exhibition!

Read more about Nancy Judd