Category Archives: Makers

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

2012 Makers List

2012 MAKERS-Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire

CREATIVE TENT

  • Dennis Harroun’s Art & 3D
  • Elisabeth Friday
  • Explora
  • NewMexy Etsy
  • Onionizing Illustration
  • Origami Making
  • Public Art
  • Raily’s Lip Gloss
  • Random Orbit
  • The Runny Bunny

FOOD TRUCKS

  • Alison’s Homestyle Cooking
  • Chopping Block
  • Papa John’s
  • Roxy’s Bistro on Wheels
  • SOLovin’

MAIN PLAZA

  • CNM Hands On Learning
  • DC Electro Performance Bikes
  • Kid’s Creation Space
  • Kit Assembly Trailers
  • Michini Midi Jackets – wondering the Plaza
  • Medieval Squash Trebuchet
  • Mobile Motel Room
  • Painting Murals
  • Parking Lot Yacht
  • Tan Your Own Hide!
  • Wind Powers Art

QUELAB TENT

  • Learn to Solder!
  • 3D printers (several areas)
  • Airmonica
  • Albuquerque Rocket Society
  • Freeform Photovore
  • Homebrewing
  • Make a Fractal!
  • MAKE Magazine
  • Play with Play Dough and Electronics
  • Show and Tell
  • Stick Stand for iPad and Tablets
  • Supercomputing Challenge
  • The Digital Homestead
  • The Projects of Prototype This!

RECYCLE FASHION FANTASY

  • Have a Good Time
  • Nancy Judd with Recycled T-Shirts
  • Terri’s Go Green Art

WOOD & WOOL TENT

  • 100 Acts of Sewing
  • 4-H StarBucks
  • Eclectic Path
  • Make a Mini Zine
  • S.W.A.P.S.

ROBOT TENT

  • Jr.FLL® – Junior FIRST® LEGO® League
  • FLL® – FIRST® LEGO® League
  • FTC® – FIRST® Tech Challenge
  • FRC®- FIRST® Robotics Competition Botball
  • Home Robotics – Arduino & roomba
  • HP Intel Robotics
  • Intel Robotics in the Dark
  • Ollie Blimp & Quadcopter Drone
  • RoboRave International
  • The Chuppers (UNM Electronic Enssemble)

Maker Profile: RoboRave Lego Bot

RoboRave Lego Bot

“Inferno” was a robot from Hewlett-Packard that was in the Big Kids line following event during the RoboRAVE International competition in the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Creator Jesse Dunaway said the robot would belch a flame from a Binaca breath freshener container when it turned corners as it followed a line on the floor. Copyright:ABQJournal Photo

“This was part of the Robo Rave event earlier this year. I designed a bot from the lego Mindstorm kits that went above and beyond the competition requirements to generate excitement for what is possible for this Robotics in Education event… beyond the standards our bot has a great costume and the ability to breath fire!” ~Jesse Dunaway

Main guidelines for the bot were that it had to be autonomous for line following and targeted ball release into a container within a specific timeframe.

More pictures on Roboquerque’s website.

http://roboquerque.org/

 

Speaker Profile: Home Made Robotics

Home Made Robotics – Arduino & Roomba

Roomba

“Roomba & Arduino Micro-Controllers”

This discussion will start with a stock Roomba and Arduino and cover the eletronic equipment , connections and programming necessary to connect the arduino to the Roomba and control a stock Roomba using an Android bluetooth connection.