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Maker Profile: In Dimensions

The future of sculpture is here!

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At the Faire: A presentation of various 3D printed and sculptural artworks from Dennis Harroun

Dennis Harroun  has been collaborating with a specialty 3D printing service (Offload Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as using his own “B9 Creator” to bring my CG models to life!

The possibility to utilize additive manufacturing printers for art is now reaching the consumer level and beyond!

These Color prints represent the latest in 3D printing technology whereas the B9 creator produces incredible results for a fraction of the price as a printer that can also add color through each “pass” or “layer”.  Many new possibilities for jewelry and finely detailed or even “impossible to make by hand” designs are now within the reach of anyone willing to learn 3D modeling. As a sculptor utilizing such programs as Maya, Mudbox and Zbrush Dennis creates pieces in the computer then send these finished files to the printer much like one would a text document.

More information on Dennis’ work at his website: http://dharrounmodels.blogspot.com/

Maker Profile: ABQZineFest

ABQ ZineFest

ZineFest

ABQ Zine Fest presents HOW-TO make an 8 page Mini Zine from one sheet of 8 x 11 paper! We’ll write, draw, collage, layout and ready our zines for printing!  Learn about the rich history zines (starting with Benjamin Franklin) and D.I.Y. publishing! Try your hand at telling a BIG story on a TINY surface! Fun for the whole family.

Go to this year’s ZineFest in October! More on their website: http://abqzinefest.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABQZineFest

Maker Profile: Mobile Hotel Room

Mobile Hotel Room by Terry Holt

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Meet the inventor! See the project!

Some Excerpts from Terry’s own journal:

Styrofoam: Art or Invention?  Either way… if you want a camper you can walk away from or live in, in all kinds of weather, THIS may be it…

After coming up with a design that looked like a small salt box house. I decided to do what I call a functional mockup of styrofoam and duct tape. This was low cost and easy to fabricate.

In a week I had a working model. I tested it in 110 degree days and in some cool nights. It worked wonderfully well and stood some pretty high winds too. The news said gusts up to 50 mph but probably not that fast in my yard. But still enough to scare me over my brain child.Terry_Holt

Realizing that the plywood version would be 10 times as heavy and not nearly as good thermally, I decided to stick with the white styrofoam…

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…it was time to return to my love in Canada; so I collapsed the shelter onto the trailer and headed North towing my brain child.

It was not an uneventful trip…but… There was more excitement with the lighting, but that is of a more mundane nature…

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I measured it’s internal temperature in minus 20-30C weather when heated with a small tent heater. It was over 70F. Styrofoam was a good choice.”            ~Terry Holt

Check out the Quelab’s post and slideshow! http://quelab.net/wordpress/879/terrys-amazing-little-camping-trailer/

Maker Profile: Stick Stand

Stick Stand – Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

“I’ve always made stuff.  If I’m not making something, there’s something seriously wrong with me.  I’m constantly looking at things, looking at how to make them better, incorporate them into other things, trying to make them do things they really weren’t originally meant to do.  My hands are usually in tatters; ripped up nails, cuts, burns, blisters, scrapes, bruises, rough, covered with bits of ink, paint, wood putty or glue.  Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but a life is observed in the hands.” ~Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

Tara’s Stick Stand project is featured in the current issue of Make Magazine (#30).  It’s a mod of a ball-head monopod that allows it to safely hold an iPad or similar pad tablet.

Come see how to MAKE things better at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2012.

Stickstand from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes
Go hands-free and mount your tablet on a monopod. by Tara Wheeler

Tara is also an amazing knitter!  She has created patterns for Dr. Who recreation scarf’s that are wildly popular. Tara’s main website is wittylittleknitter.com

Crafts a DIY make you a Maker!

Maker Profile: NewMexi Etsy

 NewMexi Etsy

NewMexi_Etsy

NewMexi Etsy is a group of Etsy Artisans living in the Land Of Enchantment. The crafts and skills of the artist are varied but all have the united goal to support, encourage, motivate, and promote each other. By working together to help build their businesses through sales, swaps, promotions and events, both online and offline the team will promote the Etsy way of life in New Mexico.

In this vein NewMexi Etsy team members have decided to join forces and share the wide range of arts and crafts talents with the people who attend the makers faire.  Our talents include jewelry designers, bead weavers, fiber artist, digital artist, surface artist, photographers, painters, and upcyclers.

Group Site