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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/

Open Maker Meetings!

Help make this the best Mini-Maker Faire ever

Join us for one or more Albuquerque Open Maker Meetings to be held at Quelab every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm.

These meetings will be a quick intro to the Make movement and answering your Maker Faire questions, open to Makers, Volunteers and the general public.  We the volunteers and makers will be painting signs and doing other fun ‘maker’ projects that will help to create the Faire.  As we get closer to the Faire additional days may be added if necessary for large project items as we get closer to the faire.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire to get on the Volunteer list!

QueLab

1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
 
Questions?
Email: info@albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com

What is QueLab?

Quelab is Albuquerque’s local non-profit, co-operative hackerspace. They are a partner and the community host of Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire event. Quelab will be hosting a Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit booth teaching Soldering 101 at this years Faire.

The Albuquerque Open Maker Meetings will be held at Quelab space every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm until the Faire.

Quelab’s mission is to foster and sustain an environment that promotes creativity, invention, and collaboration at the intersections of science, culture, art and technology.  If you’re unfamiliar with the hackerspace movement, Quelab recommends these two articles by NPR:  DIY ‘Hackers’ Tinker Everyday Things Into Treasure and A Space For DIY People To Do Their Business.  Better yet, you can experience it yourself by joining them at one of their events!  Quelab hosts three events a week at minimum.

Beginner, intermediate, or advanced – everyone welcome!

Hack Nights: Tuesday and Sunday at 7-10pm, $5 for non-members

Co-working Wednesdays: Wednesdays 10am to 5pm, $5 for non-members

Follow Quelab on twitter QuelabNM

Quelab Facebook Group

MORE ON THEIR WEBSITE


1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 750-4522
board@quelab.net