The Maker mother ship has issued the amazing and encouraging data from this past year in Maker Faires!
More than 530,000 people experienced a Maker Faire in 2013. The robust growth of the Maker Movement is evidenced by the sheer increase of Maker Faire events held across the globe, and in the growth of total attendance: 64% more in 2013 than 2012 — and 335% more than 2011!
Read more here: “The Year of 100 Maker Faires”
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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Parachute Factory & Maker Scouts Las Vegas, NM
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
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