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!
The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands on Living
by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
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.
This discussion will start with a stock Roomba and Arduino and cover the eletronic equipment , connections and programming necessary to connect the arduino to the Roomba and control a stock Roomba using an Android bluetooth connection.
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“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.
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.
Joe Grand was a co-host of Prototype This, an engineering show on Discovery Channel (now on Netflix) that followed the real-life design process of a unique and crazy prototype each episode. Joe will be sharing stories about the projects and displaying some electronics he built on the show.