Join Quelab at our Grand Opening celebration, Saturday 3 May 2014 from 10am – 6pm. This all-ages, free event will showcase the creativity and potential of Albuquerque’s Makers and Hackers and show off to the public the Makerspace where it can all happen.
In our six-thousand square-foot area, where you can discover what your neighbours and friends are making and building. Join us for some collaborative art projects, a live mural painting, tours and demos of the space, and live performances.
This is a free event, and we will be selling tokens for the various hands-on workshops for $2 per a token (some workshops may take multiple tokens). You will be able to pre-register for both the event and workshops on eventbrite.com, but advance tickets are not required.
There will also be food trucks on-hand for your refreshment needs, including the Toasted Bean and Boiler Monkey.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER at 2:30PM
James Carlson – President of the School Factory, INC
Join us for our Keynote Address and Ribbon Cutting; Presented by the School Factory, our fiscal sponsor, James Carlson will speak about the dynamic power of hackerspaces and non-traditional education.
Performances by the Albuquerque Aerialist Collective and Improv comedy by Blackout Theater will take place throughout the day on our main stage. Other speakers will be scheduled throughout the day giving informal 5-minute talks about what it is about making things that energizes their creativity
Demos of our tools and guided tours of the space will be scheduled all day, and our members will be giving small workshops as well. Some of the workshops planned are:
- Mousetrap Racers
- Non-Newtonian Fluids
- Bottlecap Candles
- Sticky-Note Mural
- People-Powered Parade
- Learn to Solder
- Make your own Simon Says Game
Materials fees are extra for the workshops, so don’t forget to buy your workshop materials tokens for $2 each at the door, or through eventbrite.
PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
- Junkado People Powered Parade
- Albuquerque Aerialist Collective
- Blackout Theatre
- New Mexico Lego User’s Group
- ABQ Maker Faire
- Wells Park Neighbourhood Association
- City of Albuquerque