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100 Maker Faires in 2013!

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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!

Maker Faire Eight Year Growth chart

Read more here:  “The Year of 100 Maker Faires”

Presentor Profile: Christian Ristow

Christian Ristow: Metal Art

Christian Ristow

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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 will give a talk about his work, and looks forward to answering your questions!

 http://www.christianristow.com/

Day of Schedule!!!

Schedule PDF Available here: http://goo.gl/h31pr4

SPEAKERS
Saturday
12:30 Director, Parachute Factory, Mariano Ulibarri
1:30 Albuquerque Rocket Society, Marc Bonem
2:00 The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands on Living, Wendi Tremayne
3:30 Junkado, Aryon Hopkins

Sunday
12:30 Aquaponics, Rod Mason with Toasted Bean
1:30  Albuquerque Old School!, Leila Salim
2:00  Holy Scrap Hot Springs, Tools for Digital Homesteader, Mikey Sklar
2:30  Hand of Man, Christian Ristow
3:00 Tardis and the TRV, Tara Carstensen

MAKERS:

CREATIVE TENT
Baby Onion Illustration, Baby Onion Says Hello! (A9)
Deb Hayden, Little Nest (A12)
Elisabeth Friday, Resin Art (A10)
Fractal Foundation, Fractivity Kit (A19)
Girl Scouts, Troop 10048 (A17)
Green Eyes Chainmaille, Project Chainmaillin’ (A18)
Higher Ground Art LLC, Make the Maker Art Car (A1)
Sakura Designs, Origami Solar System – Learn to Fold (A5)
Katie Kinsman, Asparagus Jumpsuit (A14)
Local Teen, Metal Art Work (A11)
Mana Digital, 3D Printing (A3-4)
Ray’s Homemade Lip Gloss, Made Here (A8)
ReLight, ReLight Artistic Illumination (A20)
Sandoval County 4-H, Rio Rangers 4-H Club (A16)
Sarita Gurung-Birkey, Caricature Drawing (A2)
Shawn Clever, Boomerangs/Antique Chair Repair (A21)
The Rustic Lily, Hand-made Flower Headbands (A7)
Tiffany’s Jewelry, Hand Crafted Jewelry (A13)
Explora, Hands-on Activity (E1-3)

MAKER TENT
New Mexico Highlands University & New Mexico Natural History Museum,
Start Up Studio (E4), The Celestial Tapestry (E5),  Pneumatic Tubes (E6)
Parachute Factory & Hacker Scouts, Guild #005 (E7)
Wendi Tremayne, Book Signing: The Good Life Lab (E8)
ABQ Maker Store, Solder Kits / Books (E8)
Robochrist Industries, Hand of Man *

TECH/ROBOT TENT
Avocado Electronics, Beginner Board – Program with Arduino (F7)
Darkwind Industries, TARDIS & TARDIS Chase & Retrieval Vehicle (F11)
EarthMake, Maker of Industrial & Embedded LCD Products  (F5)

CNM/UNM STEM UP, “STEM UP”  (F4)
Engeldinger Engineering Services, Babbletron (F6)
Hansen Family, Projects (F1)
Intel, Intel Fun (F3)
School of Dreams Academy, Robotics Program (F2)
Albuquerque Rocket Society, Build a Rocket  (F8)*
Quelab, Hackerspace & Learn to Solder (F8)
Quelab, John and Terri’s Random Stuff (F9)
RECYCE FASHION FANTASY
Abq Old School, The Old School (C1)
Knight Blue Design, Costumes and Prop Making (C6)
Nancy Judd, Recycled Runway (C3)
A/WAY, Screen Printing (C2)
Serendipity, Recycled T-shirt Necklaces & Bracelets (C4)

ART PARK
Akash Rakholia, Portable Laser Harp
Charles Dunbar, Whirligig Design & Development
A/WAY, Junkado: People Powered Art
Albuquerque Rocket Society, Launch Your Rocket
Mitchell Enterprise, Medieval Squash *

SIDE LOT – FIELD
*Hand of Man will operate on the hour. Trebuchet launching on the half hour.
Rocket Socity launching 45 after the hour

Maker Profile: School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

School of Dreams Academy Robotics Program

SODA Robotics

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!

SODA RoboticsThe 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#

Maker Profile: The Good Life Lab

The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands on Living

by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

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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