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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/

Maker Profile: Supercomputing Challenge

Supercomputing Challenge

Supercomputing Challenge is a non profit where mid and high schoolers get a chance to make a difference in their community or in real science and math NOW!

The Mission of the Supercomputing Challenge is to teach teams of middle and high schools students how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real world problems.

Supercomputing Challenge teams tackle a range of interesting problems to solve. The most successful projects address a topic that holds great interest for the team. In recent years, ideas for projects have come from Astronomy, Geology, Physics, Ecology, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, and Computer Science. It is very important that the problem a team chooses is what we call “real world” and not imaginary. A “real world” problem has measurable components. We use the term Computational Science to refer to science problems that we wish to solve and explain using computer models. See their website’s science projects page for details and examples.

More on their website: http://supercomputingchallenge.org

 

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!