Category Archives: Makers

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!

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!

 http://www.christianristow.com/

Dennis Harroun B9 creator on Hack-a-Day!

Dennis Harroun_SpiritRider

Dennis Harroun was a Maker at the 2012 Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire.  Read more about this amazing Maker on Hack-a-Day. Way to go, B9 creator!

http://hackaday.com/2013/03/30/interview-another-kickstarter-round-for-the-b9creato

Check out more of Dennis’ 3D printed artwork on his website: http://dharroun.com/ and his blog HERE.

Read about him in our 2012 Maker Profile.

Taos Maker: Christina Sporrong on MAKE

Photo: Caged Pulse Jets

Caged Pulse Jets at Night – Photo by Matthew Wanlin

Re-posted from: Make Magazine, Written By Posted 2013/05/11 @ 10:31 am, Category Art & Design, Makers

 

Taos, New Mexico-based artist Christina Sporrong is a welder, blacksmith, educator, aerialist, illustrator, performer, mayhem creator, and all-around badass. She builds giant, fiery installations, does amazing high-flying aerial feats, teaches welding workshops, and is a mother, to top it all off. We need more women like her in the world. Christina will be bringing her incredible, interactive Caged Pulse Jets to Maker Faire Bay Area, May 18 and 19, and will be speaking on the Meet the Makers stage in Expo Hall on the 19th at 3:30. We chatted with her to learn more….

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/05/11/christina-sporrongs-caged-pulse-jets/

Visioning New Curriculum Keynote-Karen Fasimpaur

We are part of a keynote talk at an online conference, “Visioning New Curriculum Keynote”. Starting at about 1:48 to 2:54 minutes.
Check it out! ;)

Presenter: Karen Fasimpaur
Location: Portal, Arizona USA
Twitter: @kfasimpaur

Full information and supporting documentation can be found here: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=1106