Sooner than it feels possible, but ABQ Comic Expo is coming! At the ABQ Convention Center June 21-23, Quelab has been assigned Booth #521 with the Star Wars Cosplayers behind us. We’ve got a 10×20 booth, which means we have twenty feet of aisle-space to show off the cool things which Quelab members have made, are making, and plan to make.
This is our opportunity to show off why Albuquerque has a hackerspace, and what a hackerspace can do for the ACE attendees. Now, this isn’t the Artemis booth, this is the “come see the cool stuff we do” and ‘drop in hackerspace’ booth. (Hopefully, this year, “cool things” doesn’t include the air-conditioner).
We need to be able to find the same amount of cool things to show off to the public, and we need LOTS more swag to both sell and give away. Learning from last year, we need plenty of Cheap Freebies (flyers, cards, etc) to give away, and not so much swag, unless it’s Maker Faire pins or soldering kits (with a free, on the spot class). We also need to have people sign up to man the booth, as well as setup on Friday Afternoon and teardown on Sunday Evening.
So who has a thing to show off?
And stay tuned for a big announcement regarding the Artemis project…
Say hello to Quelab’s new, crowed funded, Prusa Mendel 3D Printer.
The following is a list of the awesome people who helped make it happen (in no particular order):
Coming soon is he National Day of Civic Hacking, on 1 June 2013. Based on the posting on the national website, there will be a hackathon here in Albuquerque to coincide with this event, the Albuquerque Civic Tech Day, organized by our friends over at the NMTC, as well as UNM and the City of Albuquerque.
So come out, and hack the city, and put the power of big data and mobile apps towards streamlining the civic process.
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.
Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!
We will be holding our next general meeting on 5th of May at 4:30pm MDT. Please take a look at the agenda of the items we will be discussing, and if you have any suggestions for the agenda, please leave a comment here, or speak with a board member.
***photos are up! http://www.flickr.com/groups/quelab/pool/tags/judobot
We are doing a special Judo-Bot build and battle Saturday 27 April at 1-4pm at Quelab! This is for kids 8-14, maximum of 10 kids. Parents are expected to stay and help. Material costs are $10.
We will setup an online registration (probably EventBrite) – check back here for specific information.
See http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydraulic-JudoBots/ for what we will build.
Plus, a special surprise at the end for those who want to stick around for an extra few minutes!
Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!
We will be holding our next general meeting on 7th of April at 4:30pm MDT. Please take a look at the agenda of the items we will be discussing, and if you have any suggestions for the agenda, please leave a comment here, or speak with a board member.
There is an order being organized on Facebook, the Quelab Forums and in a gSpreadsheet to Adafruit and Mouser. If sufficient interest is gathered, we can also do a similar transaction with Sparkfun, DigiKey, Jameco, Solarbotics or Pololu.
If you have a need for some components, if you have a desire for some kits, if you have a want for some swag, hit us up in the comments and we’ll hook you up. If this becomes incredibly popular, we may have to resurrect the idea for the hardware canteen!
**UPDATE2: Order completed on 27 March 2013. Thanks to everyone who participated!
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