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Community Meeting Sunday Feb 7

Quelab is holding our next community meeting and potluck on Sunday, February 7. Potluck at 4 PM, meeting at 5:05 PM.

The agenda is here. If you would like to add anything to the agenda please let an officer know.

All community meetings are open to members of the public. Please bring a potluck dish if you’d like to join us at 4 PM. You are welcome to stay for our hack night at 7 PM as well! We hope to see you there!

Upcoming and Ongoing Events:

Members be sure to vote in the Board of Directors elections, voting can be done either electronically or in person before 8 PM at the Election Night party, held Wed, February 17 at Tractor Brewing Wells Park. Nominations are accepted until February 12.

Quelab’s Basic Woodworking course is in progress. The current session is at full enrollment, and we will be offering this popular course again in the future.

Join us for Arduino Wednesday, Quelab’s Arduino Build Night. February sessions on the 10th and 24th, 6 PM.

Tabletop Game Night happens at Quelab every second and fourth Thursday, 6 PM – 10 PM. Come on down February 11 and 25 and try a new game or bring an old favorite.

There will be an offsite get together for “Women, Trans, Femme” makers on Sun, February 14, 11 AM, at The Distillery, 2921 Stanford Dr. NE, Albuquerque. If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to lissakgirlsntech AT gmail.com

New Mexico Radio collectors club meets at Quelab on Sun, February 14, 1pm – 4pm. Quelab members are welcome to sit in on the meeting at no charge. More info at http://www.newmexicoradiocollectorsclub.com/

Flytcam Academy will be teaching their sUAS (drone) 8 week ground school beginning Thursday March 3, 6 PM to 9 PM. More details on this course available soon!


Quelab Strategic Planning and Community Meeting and Potluck – Sunday, December 6

You’re invited to our next community meeting and potluck on Sunday, December 6! Potluck at 4 PM, meeting at 5:05 PM.

This meeting includes our annual strategic planning session where you can share your ideas for next year! Please join us, we would love to hear your ideas. The focus of this meeting is what Quelab will be in 2016!

It’s your chance to share your plans for what you want to make for your personal projects in the next year as well as what you want to make for Quelab!

See an officer if you would like to add anything to the meeting agenda.

All community meetings are open to members of the public. Please bring a potluck dish. You are welcome to stay for our hack night at 7 PM as well! We hope to see you there!


Quelab approved for 501(c)3 nonprofit status!

 

Quelab is proud to announce that the IRS has approved 501(c)3 nonprofit status for us!

Quelab has been a New Mexico nonprofit, partnered with School Factory as our fiscal sponsor, for the last four years. We very much appreciate their ongoing support and assistance as we prepare for our transition to becoming our own 501(c)3 nonprofit.  Having our own 501(c)3 means that we are now a federally tax-exempt non-profit on our own, and we are very excited about the new possibilities for Quelab!

We still have much to do as we prepare for this new phase of our growth, but we wanted to go ahead and share the news with all of our supporters so you can share the excitement with us! Thank you so much to all of our members, friends, event attendees, partner organizations, and YOU!


Quelab a finalist for the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship!

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Quelab is one of the finalists for the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship! We are pleased to be considered along with 10 other wonderful organizations in Albuquerque. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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We have already accomplished so much since Quelab’s founding in 2010, and it is an honor to be recognized for what we have done so far by reaching the finalist level for the Mayor’s Prize.

It is wonderful to see people finding their inspiration to become “makers” of things, taking small steps like learning to solder, turning wood on a lathe, or 3D printing an object can inspire so much more! At Quelab you might see a child learning to code, a professional artist learning to use a laser cutter, or an entrepreneur connecting with other makers to figure out how to build a product.
Quelab is more than just a place to make things, it’s also a community of makers. We hold formal classes and we also learn from each other via informal connections that bring new ideas to life. More than a dozen entrepreneurial businesses make use of the tools, equipment, and community at our Albuquerque makerspace for diverse needs from meeting and classroom space, to prototyping new products, and even manufacturing final goods. The strength of our community is why MAKE Magazine selected Quelab as one of their Most Interesting Makerspaces in America.


October General Meeting and Community Potluck

The next Quelab community meeting is scheduled for Sunday October 4th 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Please bring something for the potluck at 4:00PM, and we’ll start the meeting at 5:05 PM. If there is anything you would like to discuss at the meeting, bring it up to one of the officers, and we’ll put it on the agenda.

Hack night will begin at 7:00 PM as usual, so bring your projects as well as a dish to share!

October Community Meeting Agenda


Time for Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

It’s the 2015 Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!

Come on down and check out the faire from Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm, at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE 87113

There’s going to be all kinds of fun and interesting things for adults and kids of all ages: drone racing, model rockets, building and decorating the Go VanGo art car, propane flame effects, virtual and hands-on welding, interactive projects from Intel, learn to solder. Let your creativity, invention, and resourcefulness out to play!

Quelab will be there with 3D printers, a giant spirograph, a wood lathe, CNC machines, a solar hot air balloon, and too many other things to list. Look for the giant white tent on the North side of the museum.

Tickets $10 for adults and $5 for kids/seniors/military, at the door or online


Quelab Presents: “Maker” Documentary Film Screening Friday (6/12) @Epicenter

Celebrate National Maker Week (June 12-18) With A FREE Showing Of The Movie MAKER

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What:                            Maker is a feature-length documentary that depicts the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture, and the economy in the United States.  It will be shown free of charge to the public this Friday, June 12th, at 7pmto kick-off National Maker Week.

When/Where:              Friday, June 12 at 7:00 PM

At The Epicenter – 101 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Northwest corner of Broadway and Central Ave

 

Why:                              June 12-18 is National Maker Week.  The week will introduce the community to the importance of collaboration, entrepreneurism and STEM education to our local and national economies. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to get involved in makerspaces and special events focused on everything from 3D printing, robots, gaming, coding, and digital art and electronic art, to crafting and design.

Local organizations participating in National Maker Week are ABQ Mini Maker Faire, Quelab, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, CNM STEMulus Center, UNM Health Sciences, Intel, Ole’, and Explora.  These organizations will be represented at the Movie viewing kick-off.

Quelab Presents: “Maker” Documentary Film Screening Friday (6/12) @Epicenter

What: 

“Maker” is a feature documentary looking into the maker movement in America reforming the economy with a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together. The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, “Maker” delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

http://makerthemovie.com/

When:

Friday, June 12th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where:

Epicenter ABQ

101 Broadway Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

The closest intersection is Broadway Blvd and Central Ave. You can enter the parking lot to get to the Epicenter from Broadway Blvd NE or Tijeras Ave NE. Look for the Old Noonday Church and drive southwest through the parking lot to get the the smaller building in the back of the main church (driving toward the railroads).


Buildnight with Strawbees and Raspberry Pi

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Come on down to Quelab tonight, Wednesday May 20, from 7 to 9 PM, for a double buildnight. Free for members, $5 donation requested for nonmembers.
There will be 5 raspberry pi 2’s (with psu, memory cards, protoboard shields). These will also be available after the buildnight for members on request.Check out what you can make with Strawbees!

The Strawbees will be available at Quelab if you miss the buildnight. There are some straws around for them, or you can bring any “standard” (which is not so standard after all) straws that are approximately 6mm or 1/4 inch in diameter.

We are asked to make 2 Instructables by the end of June for the Raspberry Pi and 2 for the Strawbees, and you have a chance to win a prize pack when you write an Instructable. Check out these links for more information:
#BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #RASPBERRYPI #ADAFRUIT #STRAWBEES

Quelab and the Community Around Us

Cameron Goble has created a wonderful map of the resources and assets within a few miles of Quelab. It’s a great way to find out more about the surrounding community and the things that can be found there such as parks, community centers, restaurants, museums, and civic resources. There are also some suppliers and other useful places that may be a bit further away.

You can find out more about why this map was made, and how it can help Quelab (and you!) engage with the local community on Cameron’s blog, or watch the video below:

 

If you would like to add anything to the asset map, or find out more about making your own asset map, Cameron would like to hear from you.