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Bio: Local, Geek Of All Trades. Serious Supporter of Quelab and hacking/making things. Boardmember at Quelab and all around scrounger!
Here is a quick list of important things coming up,
Friday May 3rd 6-9pm, 2600 meeting, this a very loosely organized event, where folks can come talk/tinker with technology, what’s its, and more, and mostly just a social event.
Saturday May 4th,at Roborave. (See roborave.org) We need volunteers for the table – say 2 hour shifts. Bring your stuff to show/demo. There will be *lots* of kids. We will have electricity. 8am – 4pm. Albuquerque Convention Center. Free parking at the Wells Fargo lot. (contact board at our domain name, if you can help)
Sunday May 5th, 4:30-6:30 Quelab planning meeting, where we discuss the day to day stuff, plus we discuss a new location, our needs/wants list, and trying to find more types of classes/workshops, and planning for the big yardsale next weekend.
Thursday May 9th, 7pm-9pm? Packet party, this is a interactive workshop on networking packet inspection/tracing/tinkering. this is a monthly group meet.
Saturday May 11th, 9am-noon the big community swapmeet/yardsale bring things to sell/trade, or just come help us by buying our spare stuff! if you have spare tables to bring that would be great, members/community and more are welcome to sell their stuff, donate whatever % of the sale you feel like. the only rule is please don’t just drop off and leave stuff! our last few have been great!
As always, Tuesdays and Sundays 7pm-10pm are the official Hack/Makenights, when anyone can come on down and be a part of the maker community making things. Those nights are getting busy enough, if we have a few regulars who are interested in manning another night/day let us know.
A Few weeks ago we were visited by one of their writers, and he did a very nice Nearly full page article about his visit. Please go to your nearest Alibi stand and go pick it up We are on page 12!
If you live far away or are getting to this late, here is the link http://alibi.com/feature/43885/Hack-the-High-Desert.html
If you live nearby, please consider tearing out this sheet and making sure it gets put up somewhere that interested people might see it! And Continue reading the whole edition is quite good!
Got in the mail yesterday a small christmas gift. A free Copy of Instructables Book, “Extrordinary Projects for Ordinary People”
About page 301, you will find the Instructable I wrote and won Quelab 2 prizes with(even with the typos!), I’ve only skimmed the rest of the book, but its a nice tomb of neat projects to inspire!
The above link is a Quelab affiliate code, so if you buy the book through there we get a few pennies! what better thing can you think of to spend your amazon.com gift cards on!
btw another holiday pro tip is, there are places you can exchange your unwanted un-usable (in my case one year i got gift card for a theater chain we don’t have), for cash or an amazon gift card. (you can also buy other cards if you like to do such things) http://www.giftcardrescue.com/ is one of them. Then buy the book! I know, you are probably thinking. Well since these are all on instructables, why should i pay for them? Well I have to say while i do find cool projects on Instructables, this atleast has it curated down a bit, and even after months of hanging out in the new article rss feed, I keep seeing new things in this book i never did see online.
And we are LIVE! Quelab’s 3D Printer Project is up on Indiegogo and we have 28 days left now!
Share the below link and don’t forget to donate!
Even if we hit our goal, we have plans to buy extra filament, or build multiple extruders, or add a netbook to the system for ease of use/portability. So please give what you can! And share the link!
As of 1 January (with 22 days left) we hit our first official stretch goal: $1100, meaning our printer will have ten different colors available!
As of 8 January (with 15 days left) we are still working towards getting enough to build a second printer for experimentation purposes. After re-evaluating our current printer expertise, we haven’t built a two-head printer before, so rather than mess up the public-use printer, we’ll use the extra funds to build an experimental printer to do the testing with the dual-head before upgrading the public printer with this awesome feature.
Lastnight during hacknight we played a little bit with the small (5×5) vaccumformer (DentiFormer) i picked up off of craigslist. Its heater coil is burned out, and we didn’t have any of the proper thermoplastic sheets for it, but hunting around the lab we were able to find some various disposable meal containers, and water bottles and milk jugs to try. we used the heat gun in loo of the heater working, it was all just trial and error, but by the end of the evening Morgan had done 2 pretty good vaccuforms (they didn’t get photographed). but here is some of our playing with it.
These and more photos Here!
Im going to work on replacing the heater, and look for better blanks. so it may be a few months, but what would you like to try vacuforming? I think there is great potential for vaccuforming things off of 3d printed moulds! Sometime soon I’m going to try to make a steampunk pendant that holds my bluetooth headset. If threes enough interest we could always build a bigger one!
4:30-6:30pm Sunday 11/04/2012, Members prospective members, and anyone interested in supporting Quelab are welcome!
Agenda here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have something added!
Pizza and then Hacknight(AkA openhouse work on projects night) will follow 7-10pm!
Quelab is hosting a big Yardsale/TechSwap Saturday! Help us free up some spare space in the lab! We invite all of our friends to come on down. You’re welcome to bring things to trade or sell, all we ask that you donate a portion of your proceeds to Quelab (you decide how much). This is open to anyone! (members and nonmembers alike!!)
1112 2nd Street NW
Well Albuquerque’s first Maker Faire(Technically by registration, its called a “Mini Maker Faire”) was pretty amazing. I knew full well it was not going to be of the epic proportions that the Big Grandaddy Maker Faires are, but as a start this one was very good!
Quelab was very busy throughout most of it, We ran areas where we helped huge numbers of people learn to solder(from the pretty young to the not so young!). And showed off the Zork Teletype, helped troubleshoot the squishy circuits. Showed off 3d printing, and let folks play our restored Asteroids classic video game. Not to mention, members also setup live action angry birds, (with the cutest hand made birds and pigs), button making, and much more!
And we Were just a part of it, There was a whole tent of Robotics, another for tent full of Creative ventures, Another full of Hands on Fiber arts and earrings and hand made stuff. and yet another full of Screen printing and textile arts! There were 2 stages!(one for makers presenting, and one for music and entertainment, A Cardboard Village. Alternative power vehicles, Food trucks, and the very exciting Trebuchet (flinging waterjugs 300yards or so)… and More
Flickr Group of Collected photos from the Maker Faire, If you use flickr please join the group and add yours! We will add some more from the Quelab Project DSLR tonight or tomorrow!
For anyone who met us and thinks they would love to become a part of what we are! Come on down to a Hacknight (pretty much they are just openhouse nights). If you didn’t get to learn to solder, we can help. If you have ideas or projects that too is what we are about enabling! And if you are already sold on the idea, please consider becoming a member! your memberships help us operate and grow!
And a huge Thank You to the Organizers, Other Volunteers, Makers, and attendees, you all helped make this great! And lets start making things for AmMF2013!
Wednesday September 12th, Im going to be teaching a small informal workshop on lone exposure experimental photography via pinhole cameras. we will be going back to the very roots of photography.
As a long time photographer its easy to get caught up with the latest and the greatest in technology. But a lot can be learned by going way back to the start of it all. I wanted to get into some pinhole Solargraphs(photos of the sun streaking across the sky) but i didnt have a good darkroom handy.
So I developed a technique for using every day metal food tins to make small pinhole cameras, and then loaded them with blueprint paper. (blue print paper is nice because it does not need precise timing to develop, and can be developed with simple and fairly safe household chemicals, and you don’t have to work with negatives!
Here are some examples.
more examples and some of my cameras can be seen here,
This Class we will talk a little bit of theory about How long do these long exposures need to be.
Camera making, (select your tins, and pierce your pinhole)
About the paper, and its handling.
Developing the film
Everyone signed up will go home with atleast one camera, and several sheets of paper (10 or more photos possible per sheet).
Date:Wednesday September 12th.
Location: 1112 2nd street NW
Cost: $15 (you can choose to pay with cash if you rsvp look for the “Show other payment options” which will save you a little bit of service fees!)
RSVP now! http://pinholecamera.eventbrite.com/
Here is a link to the article Caleb Kraft, of Hackaday.com posted with his youtube video!
We were honored to have him drop by and visit us!
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