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Maker Faire San Fransico 2010

We’re getting excited for this years Albuquerque Maker Faire, Coming September 23rd! Where will you be?

Maker Profile: Circuit Fashionwear

Circuit Fashionwear

Maker Faire Attendees can make a wristband that has circuits sewn into it to make a FLASHY expression.  Led lights, small batteries and conductive silver thread make a lighted wristband/bracelet that show off your sparkly nature.

Fun article about soft circuits from MAKE Magazine:

“Do you like crafting or sewing? Do you love LEDs? Well, why not combine your passions with this ‘wire-free’ LED bracelet!

Here’s a quick and relatively easy soft-circuit project we led a workshop on in April 2007. Have a little fun with conductive thread and ‘sewing’ circuits and make a cool battery-powered LED cuff to wear out and about. It is only powered while you are wearing it because the fastener acts as a switch. No soldering/wiring required!” Article LINK

Who knew Science could be so fun!

 

Maker Profile: Random Orbit

Random Orbit

Chip Can Stool

Chip Can Stool by Random Orbit Studio

Random Orbit Studio is a two person design and build team. They make furniture, wood objects and accessories. Random Orbit often uses recycled items and vintage ephemera to make cool modern objects.

Chinese Checkers Table

More at their website: www.randomorbitstudio.com

 

9/13 Meeting & Sunday Project

Maker and Volunteer Badges!

We are holding a Badge party this weekend:

WHEN: This Sunday, 10:00AM                                                                                                   WHERE: We will be meeting at Quelab                                                              WHAT: Create Badges! We are creating badges for All Makers and Volunteers out of the sealing lids for wide mouth canning jars.

You can decorate your own badge and Make a few more. All Makers and Volunteers are invited to join!

Badges will have our main logo to cut and put in place and then we will have all kinds of glitter and assorted odd items to glue into place. We will be using regular glues and hot glues as well. Then our volunteer Betsy will pour resin over the badges and drill the holes for the lanyards and we will have our hand made New Mexico style badges! We will need to put labels on the back to add the maker’s name for their own badge.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire if you haven’t already and get on the Volunteer list!

QueLab

1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact us for more info.
 
It is likely that we can begin this process on Thursday but we do need to make sure we have the banners finished. 

Thank you all for what your are doing to birth this new baby event!

Maker Profile: In Dimensions

The future of sculpture is here!

Mana Digital logo

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/