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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.


Quelab in the Daily Lobo

The Daily Lobo ran a “geek edition”, and there is an article about Quelab! Read all about it here.

From their article:

For all those people who took apart their Nintendos and put them back together as kids, for those who build things with wood or steel or circuits or wool — there is a place for you in Albuquerque.

Enter the nonprofit “hackerspace” Quelab, a literal warehouse full of tools and supplies of every kind, from sewing machines and soldering irons to 3D printers and high-tech laser engraving machines. For a small monthly fee, members have access to the building and everything in it 24 hours a day, including the vibrant community of makers and hackers that have built the space.


Hack ALL the Things on March 28

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Click on the poster for a larger version.

Quelab is having an open house and everyone’s invited!
March 28th, 10am to 5pm. FREE

Come join us in celebrating International Open Hackerspace Day, Arduino Day 2015, and Quelab’s own March of the Robots. Quelab members will be demonstrating robots, lasers, and other projects. There will be others in the New Mexico hacker/maker community joining us. You can see M-Lab casting aluminum, CoderDojo Albuquerque will hold a drop-in hackathon for kids, and ABQ Mini Maker Faire will showcase their stuff.

This is a great chance to check out Quelab as well; we have added more tools and equipment since our grand opening, and of course we’ve been hacking more things as well. The latest arrival is our hackable smart fridge from ChillHub for participating in their Crate Hack event.

March 28th, 10am to 5pm. FREE
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