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Maker Profile: Recycle Everything!

Recycle Everything with Joy Raab-Faber

Recycling Everything

Plant hanger with flowers, made from recycled baling twine

Copy, beg, collect, save up, swap and recycle everything! I look for the shortest most direct path to recycling everything from paper to tractor parts. I want my work to demonstrate that recycling is easy, fun, sometimes profitable, always entertaining and leaves you with a big smile! Recycling is also an excellent vehicle for networking and learning new skills.

I work hard to invest my work with simple human power and to recycle using less energy than it takes to make the objects in the first place, non-toxic glue and paints and durable finishes when required.                               ~Joy Raab-Faber

Hands-on activities all day long!

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

Mobile Hotel Room_THold

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: Freeform Photovore

Freeform Photovore

Freeform Photovore_pic

Release the Robots!

A simple, freeform circuit for a light following robot (photovore).  This is a very simple robot using a three-component light controlled motor driver circuit which can be built by anybody who has a soldering iron and a hot glue gun.

Meet the Maker! See it in action!

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