Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!

We will be holding our next general meeting on 3th of November 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.

We’ve talked about inviting the Quarantine:ABQ cast and crew back to Quelab #NorthCampus for our monthly Potluck (and they’re also invited to stay for the business meeting portion too). This is the Sunday after the closing of their last performance. We will be celebrating a successful completion of the Quarantine performance and the first project in our new facility.

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Greetings out there, makers and hackers!

Tritium Laboratories (aka H3 labs) a fellow SpaceFed hacker/makerspace from El Paso, would like to pay us a visit. Unfortunately the time that works best for them is Saturday 26 October: a date we are not scheduled to do much of anything on.

They want to come up and get a feel for what kinds of things we do. So [Alfred] was thinking we could have an impromptu hacknight on Saturday.

We could do some Mame Cabinet planning, 3d printing and whatever else you all would like to work on.
So come out Saturday at 2pm to hang out with the H3 people and work on/show off something cool.

See you all there!

 

SUCCESS! We did it!

With only 38 hours left in our campaign to finance our move, We’ve Done It! And we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to all of our members, our friends, and most especially to our backers!

Now, we can concentrate on stretch goals and conducting the move itself. The following “Wish List” items have all been mentioned as important pieces of the new location.

  • Laser cutter (hobby sized): $2000
  • Installed kitchen: $700
  • Library shelves: $300

If you continue to help us fund these items, we’ll have an even more awesome hackerspace and makerspace here in Albuquerque!

And, we’d like to invite you to help out with the packing, with the moving, and with the unpacking. Over the last few years, we’ve collected a lot of things, so rather than trying to make this one day of chaos, we’re looking at breaking it up in to three days:

  • 10 November: The Prodigious Packing (wherin Quelab is reduced to Boxes)
  • 17 November: The Commodious Cartage (wherein Quelab is transported)
  • 24 November: The Inaugural Hack-Night at the new Campus (The “Unboxing”)

So between now and then, we’ll hope you all enjoy Quarantine:ABQ staged by Blackout Theatre in our new space, and then come and see us through the move and into our next iteration… Quelab 2.0!

 

Howdy all, Greg here. We’re trying to get a huge turnout for today’s monthly membership meeting (and Potluck). Please join us at 680 Haines NW (near 7th) to eat some food, meet all the new regulars, and get a sneak preview of the new Quelab version 2.0.
Location Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=680+Haines+Ave+NW,+Albuquerque,+NM&aq=&sll=34.166233,-106.026069&sspn=17.309081,33.815918&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=680+Haines+Ave+NW,+Albuquerque,+New+Mexico+87102&t=m&z=17&iwloc=A

NOTE: The new space will be pre-occupied for the next month as Blackout Theatre uses it for an interactive haunted house (post apocalyptic zombie survival event). I’ve already seen their set up and its FANTASTIC! While we’re there today, please be courteous of their set and look but don’t touch. Thanks in advance.
Respect,
-Greg
Quelab prez

 

We are well into our 3rd year of operations, and Quelab is really beginning to grow. In fact we’re bursting at the seams! Quelab v1.0 can no longer support all the cool projects, educational workshops, and creative events that we have planned. We need to upgrade to a bigger space. Luckily, our New Location Task Force has found us an awesome building where we can relocate. Quelab v2.0 will give our members, and the community, an enhanced creative outlet and an opportunity for continued growth. Please donate to our Moving Expenses fundraiser campaign and you too could take advantage of this amazing new location with all it has to offer.

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Hey everybody, Ignite is coming up this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 7pm at the Albuquerque Convention Center in the Taos room. As you know, Ignite is a fundraiser for local nonprofits and this time funds are being raised for Quelab! We’re going to need volunteers both to pick things up from Quelab and at the event. Who can make it?

Another thing: we’re going to have the Ignite afterparty at Marble. Since Marble is so close to Quelab, Cameron and I were thinking it could be cool to open Quelab up to visitors on Wednesday night after the event. If you have any projects to show off, this would be a great time to have them set out/up.

Come out and support Quelab, Ignite, and the ABQ Tech Fiesta! See you tomorrow night!

 

As part of the ABQ Tech Fiesta, Quelab is participating in the Co-working Crawl. Tour five of the co-working spaces in Albuquerque, and see what co-working can do for you. And check out the twitter-feed for up-to-date posts in the twitterverse about the #coworkingcrawlabq.

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Friends, Makers, Quelab Supporters!

We will be holding our next general meeting on 4th of August 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.

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Greetings everyone! For those of you not in Albuquerque this month, it’s our monsoon season. This means flash-flooding, and fabulous thunderstorms. It also means above average (for the time-period) rainfall and excess winds.

If you are at the lab and you observe leaks or other damage (even non-weather related damage… or just when we’re out of toilet paper) please don’t hesitate to email us at info AT quelab DOT net or leave us a message at (505) 750-4522

If you have photographs of the damage, please send those along, and be as descriptive as you can in the damage report so that we can either fix it ourselves (DIY is a bit of a mantra) or direct the professionals or lessor if it’s a major fault.

Thanks for helping make Quelab YOUR place to make things!

– The (Outgoing) Tsar of Maintenance

 

Greetings Quelabbers!

This is a quick reminder for everyone on the blog about the upcoming events in July. We’ve got a pretty active community here, and we invite you to come on down!

WORKSHOPS

What would YOU like a workshop on? Want to teach one? Contact the board!

 

REGULAR EVENTS
As a reminder, access to all of these regular events are only $5 per person. (Members get in for Free!)

2600On the first Friday of every month, we host the local branch of 2600 and have a little open-house and roundtable where fans of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly get together and talk shop.

 

Packet PartyOn the second Thursday of every month, we host a Packet Party. This is a rather free-form, open-format meeting; there aren’t any official materials we will be working from, and there is no set curriculum to be followed. The topics covered are general Network security, monitoring, forensics, and the like.

 

Hack NightOur weekly Tuesday and Sunday hack-nights are also open-house events. Come on down, bring a project and use the community workshop to further your plans. (World Domination optional)

 

Albuquerque Mini Maker FaireThe Maker Faire is back! They will be hosting their organizational meetings at Quelab every Wednesday through the Faire itself in September. If you’re interested in helping put on the “Greatest Show (and Tell)” in the state, this is the group to get involved with.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

19 July – Explora Adult NightJoin the Explora Science Center for their Adult Night on 19 July. This will give you access to the science museum after-hours and without the hordes of children running around. They have live music and live Astronomy going on as well.

 

WANT TO HOST AN EVENT
Quelab is a Community, and we welcome events every night of the week, and every day of the month. If you have an idea for a workshop, or want to host an event, please let us know! Past events have been board game nights, brewing classes, screen-printing, steampunk crafting, Arduino programming, and glass etching. If any of these interest you, let us know; if you have an idea that you think would work for a class, let us know too. Quelab is your space, let’s use it!