Workshop


Arduino Afternoon (to be rescheduled!)

This class has been Postponed!

Eventbrite - Arduino Afternoon w/ the Adafruit Learning System

Have you wanted to break into the world of programmable microcontrollers and hobby electronics? Do you want to get your feet under you with the help of fellow hobbists? Then join Quelab for an afternoon of Arduino learning, utilizing the Adafruit Learning System! Reservations close the Wednesday before, so we can have the Arduinos here in time.

This class will come with an Arduino learning pack from Adafruit (containing LEDs, Jumper Cables, a breadboard, resistors, a USB cable, and an Arduino), and participants are asked to bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (as of this writing, v1.0.6) available for Mac, Linux, and Windows here. (We will have a limited number of loaner laptops available for those who need them).

What is Arduino?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.
http://arduino.cc/

What is the Adafruit Learning System?
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 50 employees in the heart of NYC with a 15,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine and was recently awarded Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the year. The learning system is her online collection of tutorials on how to use the products she sells in any manner of different projects
https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-arduino

Eventbrite - Arduino Afternoon w/ the Adafruit Learning System


Upcoming Class: Chain Mail

Chain mail is an ancient technique of wire bending and weaving into metal cloth. In the class we will cover how to make the rings by wrapping the wire tightly around various rods. Each person will be cutting the individual rings and then weaving them into a simple bracelet.

Depending on each persons individual skill we will be working with aluminium, brass and even stainless steel.

The class will last at least two hours depending on people’s dedication to this time-consuming process. I recommend committing to at least an hour and half of the class.

10 dollars for members
20 dollars for non-members

Register and sign up here –
Eventbrite link


Rocket Mass Heater [ABQ Old School]

Quelab, in association with ABQ Old School, would like to announce a class taking place this weekend and next in the Shipyard (Workshop), a how-to and hands-on class on building a Rocket Mass heater. This two part class on 22 and 29 March, from 9a-12p each day, will teach the design and construction of a rocket mass heater.

Rocket mass heaters have gained a considerable following from permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and individuals wishing to build their own fireplace from locally sourced materials and avoid contributing to the fossil fuel and fracking industry. A rocket mass heater is a modification of a rocket stove that passes the flue gas through a large thermal bench. The term rocket in the name comes from the fact that it sounds like a rocket! It can be used to heat homes, greenhouses, and other places needing a warm touch.

Go visit ABQ Old School to learn more about the class and register to attend.

See you on Saturday!


Workshop: Space Scenes

I would like to remind everyone about the upcoming Workshop we have planned for Wednesday 12 26 March. Our very own Spaceman Greg will be teaching a class on how to paint a stunning space scene. That’s right, Greg will be teaching you how to design your own worlds!

Wear your most rakish spray painting clothes and we’ll teach you how to spray paint your own space scene. If you want to pay at the door, let us know at events@quelab.net and we’ll hold you a slot in our rocketship*; otherwise, sign up at our Eventbrite

Eventbrite - Painting Space Scenes

*Rocketship is metaphorical, unfortunately. It means we’ll keep a spot for you in the class

EDIT: Due to a clerical error, this class was supposed to be scheduled for 26 March, so it has been rescheduled. Launch is a go!


Workshop: Painting Space Scenes

Greetings Makers and Hackers! I hope everyone enjoyed the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire, and welcome to everyone who found out about us at the faire, we hope you enjoyed learning about the vibrant community of makers and doers here in the 505.

I would like to remind everyone about the Weekday Workshop we have planned for tomorrow. Our very own Spaceman Greg will be teaching a class on how to paint a stunning space scene. That’s right, Greg will be teaching you how to design your own worlds! If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check out the videos below the cut.

Wear your most rakish spray painting clothes and we’ll teach you how to spray paint your own space scene. If you want to pay at the door, let us know at events@quelab.net and we’ll hold you a slot in our rocketship*; otherwise, sign up at our Eventbrite

Here are some examples, and some process videos from an artist in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paco. Watch through the playlist to see the artist in action.

Eventbrite - Painting Space Scenes

*Rocketship is metaphorical, unfortunately. It means we’ll keep a spot for you in the class

After note: Photos from the class can be seen here!
http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?w=1645712%40N24&m=pool&q=spraypaint


LED Jack-o-lantern workshop

LED Jack-o-lanternMake your own LED lighting system for a Halloween Jack-o-lantern.  $5(for non members) plus $5 materials.  7-10:PM, Sunday, October 23

Learn Basic soldering(No experience needed),  Learn very basic electronics.   Make and take home a cool reusable kit!  (Battery Included! pumpkin is not)

Photos from the event Can be seen here!
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/killbox/archives/date-taken/2011/10/23/