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Maker Profile: Parachute Factory

Parachute Factory & Maker Scouts Las Vegas, NM

Parchute Factory

Parachute Factory is a community Makerspace in rural Las Vegas, NM. We are home to Hacker Scouts Guild #005, and some of the greatest makers in the state!

Parachute Factory will showcase projects projects from our space and our Hacker Scouts Guild.

“For our workshop we will teach 3D scanning and printing using an X-Box Kinect, ReconstructMe, and our PrintrBot 3D Printer. The workshop will be led by Mariano Ulibarri, Parachute Factory’s Director, with help from several of our Hacker Scouts. Guests will learn the basics of 3D capture and printing, and have a chance to be scanned in 3D and uploaded to Thingiverse!”

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Dear (Signed-Up/Potential) Maker Corps Volunteers,
It’s nearly that time of year again… Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2013!


Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Fri, 23 Aug (setup)
Sat, 24 Aug (event)
Sun, 25 Aug (event/breakdown)

Are you interested in helping out this year? Of course you are! And please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to help out too.


Our next meeting will be:

TODAY – July 3nd 2013, 6pm – 8pm-ish
Tingley Field – 913 Atlantic Ave. SW

Subsequent meetings:

EVERY WEDNESDAY – 6pm-9pm-ish

  • Wed, 10 July
  • Wed, 17 July
  • Wed, 24 July
  • Wed, 31 July
  • Wed, 7 Aug
  • Wed, 14 Aug
  • Wed, 21 Aug


Quelab – 1112 Second St. NW
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– Craig Goldsmith

Maker Profiles: Knight Blue Designs

Wow, the Makers are just rolling in and we want to take the time to introduce you to all of them, so here it goes…

Knight Blue Designs

Cosplay Image by KBD

Little Red Riding Wolf cosplay by KBD

From chain mail to felt and clay Knight Blue Designs knows how to create full costumes and articles for any Comic Con, LARP (Live Action Role Playing), or event…

“We create custom costumes, set design and propmaking. Sewing a costume or building a prop depends on budget, detail, deadline, and the materials and capabilities available in our creation lair.  Creating costumes and props exactly from the artwork of a 2D or 3D cartoon can be intricate and takes time to bring it to reality. Almost everything we create was created custom for each specific client.”

Costume photo by KBD

Warrier Girl costume by KBD

Learn how to make Costumes and Props on a budget with Knight Blue Designs. See some amazing projects on Tabitha Orr’s site or the KBD Facebook page.

Meet the artists and see more photographs of her finished work, as well as pieces of some of the things she has made on display at this year’s Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!

Christian Ristow, The Hand of Man

Christian Ristow has been making robotic kinetic art for quite a long time  now. His sculptures have been seen at several Maker Faires, as well as at music and art festivals all over the US and internationally. Christian hails from Taos, New Mexico!

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The 2nd Annual Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire is scheduled for August 24th & 25th 2013.

Sign up for more information on this years event, buy your tickets:
Eventbrite - Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2013
or Follow us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter @ABQmakerfaire.