Tag Archives: Makers

Maker Profile: RoboRave Lego Bot

RoboRave Lego Bot

“Inferno” was a robot from Hewlett-Packard that was in the Big Kids line following event during the RoboRAVE International competition in the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Creator Jesse Dunaway said the robot would belch a flame from a Binaca breath freshener container when it turned corners as it followed a line on the floor. Copyright:ABQJournal Photo

“This was part of the Robo Rave event earlier this year. I designed a bot from the lego Mindstorm kits that went above and beyond the competition requirements to generate excitement for what is possible for this Robotics in Education event… beyond the standards our bot has a great costume and the ability to breath fire!” ~Jesse Dunaway

Main guidelines for the bot were that it had to be autonomous for line following and targeted ball release into a container within a specific timeframe.

More pictures on Roboquerque’s website.

http://roboquerque.org/

 

Speaker Profile: Mikey Sklar

The Digital Homestead

Speaking on Sunday Sept 23rd, 2:00- 2:20

“Back to the Land with a bit of digital assistance.”

Caleb Kraft from Hack-a-Day stopped in to visit Mikey Sklar while he toured the Southwest in August 2012. After showing him some geeky stuff they drove to a nice spot of the Rio Grande and sat around in the river to cool off.

Read about all of Mikey Sklar’s DIY adventures in Homesteading at his amazing blog:  blog.holyscraphotsprings.com

Also For Sale at ABQ Mini-Maker Faire:
YATC2 Kit - Temperature Controller for all your fermentation needs.
This temperature controller is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering. It is ideal for the following:
  • converting a chest freezer into a refrigerator
  • converting a dorm fridge into a cheese and wine refrigerator
  • converting a hot plate into a temperature controlled cooker
  • converting a camping cooler into fermenter
  • converting a crock pot into a sous vide
Da Pimp Kit‘ – Battery Recovery Unit
Da Pimp is a extremely portable battery tester / desulfator / charger. It uses capacitors instead of a transformer creating a highly efficient conversion of AC to DC voltages. It is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering.

Holy Scrap Hot Springs Store

 

 

Maker Profile: Wind Powers Art

Wind Powers Art

The Wind Kiosk uses wind to animate a sculpture and written word.

The Wind Drawing Apparatus generates drawings from wind power.

www.jtdavisart.com

 

 

Maker Profile: The Runny Bunny

The Runny Bunny

Altered ceramic slip cast figurines.

www.therunnybunny.etsy.com

 

Maker Profiles: Elisabeth Friday

Elisabeth Friday

Jewelry and accessories made from new and old objects; beads, wire, bottle caps, glitter, stones, and any other materials I can find. I also plan to give a hands on workshop on different ways of doing wire wrapping.