Please join us at Quelab, from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, September 29 for a wrap-up and self-congratulatory meeting. All Makers, Volunteers and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. We’ll talk about what was awesome, what went wrong, and some ideas for the 2015 Faire.
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Christian Ristow: Metal Art
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!
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School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program
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!
The 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#
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The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands on Living
by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
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
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