Category Archives: Makers

Presentor Profile: Christian Ristow

Christian Ristow: Metal Art

Christian Ristow

Ristow_by Jason Lester Photography

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 will give a talk about his work, and looks forward to answering your questions!

 http://www.christianristow.com/

Maker Profile: School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

SODA Robotics

ABQ Maker Faire is excited to have The School of Dreams Academy Robotics team show an assortment of the robots built at SODA. The School of Dreams Academy Robotics team won 4th place in the B.E.S.T. robotics competition in 2010 which qualified them for the National finals. The team placed 23 in the National finals!

SODA RoboticsThe Mission of the School of Dreams Academy is to prepare students of Valencia County to become confident, self-sustaining individuals with an enthusiasm for continual learning, as well as a passion for life.  Students will be afforded the opportunity to excel in the core subject areas through a rigorous curriculum with emphasis on the arts, technology, character development, and community service learning, giving them the skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and career choices.  Each student will come to school daily, knowing that they are cared for and that the school supports them and their families in pursuit of their goals.

More on their website: http://www.sodacharter.net/

and SODA Robotics Program: http://www.sodacharter.com/httpdocs/program/robotics.html#

Maker Profile: The Good Life Lab

The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands on Living

by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

goodlifelab_3d

Wendy presents the material in her new book, The Good Life Lab, which contains the inspirational story of how they ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Alongside their personal story they present the discovery of a fulfilling lifestyle that relies less on money. They teach the art living from waste and from nature and teach how to make biofuel, DIY appliances for automating the homestead, build structures, gardens, and grow and forage food, and medicine. They present reasons for makers to share their innovations and ideas through open source and creative commons licenses.

Wendy will be speaking and selling her book, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living at Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire this August.

Find our more on her blog: http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com/

And follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodlifelab

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!”

Follow them on their website: parachutefactory.org/

or facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParachuteFactory

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 KnightBlueDesigns.com/Gallery 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!