This holiday season, give the gift of knowledge and the power of DIY with a beautiful, unique, and green design Fab Lab Gift Card. Comes in pre-charged values of $10, $20, $35, $75 or you can buy The Wild Card and charge it with a custom amount for a lucky person. These cards combine digital and traditional fabrication as they are lasercut and handmade. Each card features an unique image. Made from 100% recycled/upcycled materials. Buy them here: https://fablabelpaso.org/shop/
Thanks to Maker Media and Google+ for selecting Fab Lab El Paso as a local campsite for Maker Camp 2014. We are busy preparing for the start of Maker Camp on Monday after the July 4th weekend. We have lots of DIY electronics for kids to make some awesome project with as well as instructional books in addition to the wonderful Google+ Hangout instructional videos from professional Makers which we will be watching together. First week will be kicked off with Makers in Motion.
Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.
Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 11am Pacific time on July 11th. Please register for the camp here. $75 for a week, 5 days, 3 hours a day starting from noon. Full 6 weeks is $350. The fee is to cover cost of instruction, materials, and supervision.
Looking forward to meeting some young makers soon!
These trophy head mounts, designed by Dot San from the UK, feature animal heads deconstructed to just their wireframe representations. They are then 3D printed to size by Shapeways and ready to be displayed by the rugged technocrat—or just anyone who appreciates ingenious, humane, digitally revolutionary design.
We had the pleasure of being in contact with the head designer of Dot San, Vijay P. who generously agreed to support our non-profit organization. We will be displaying some of his works at our fabrication space, so come hang out at our digital hunting lodge and think about what you want to design and 3D print.
Please check out Dot San store if you are interested!
Growing up, the natural history museum was definitely one of our favorite places to visit. Even as adults, the fascination with poised skeletons of magnificent creatures lives on and continues to spark the imagination.
With the help of our Full Spectrum laser cutter, Shapeoko 2 precision mill (for small to medium size) or our blackFoot CNC router (for larger ones), you can actually make your own models. Relive your childhood dream of spending a night at the museum and what better way to do it than to make a T-Rex, Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Velociraptor, or “Whatever”saur skeleton—as a gift for a little one or as an unique piece of decor for your office or home.
Let’s be honest. Who didn’t want a bionic arm when they were young? Well, young biohackers these days are not only fulfilling childhood dreams, they’re also providing affordable alternatives to overpriced prosthetics from
greedy medical supply corporations. The current issue of MAKE Magazine features a growing number of young biohackers who are pursuing cutting-edge research in their own spaces. The first biohacker spaces were fueled by the DIY biology movement, in which untrained hobbyists started injuring themselves running biotechnology experiments in their kitchens and garages. As research tools and lab areas become more accessible through communal set-ups like hacker spaces or Fab Labs, biological experimentation is made easier (and safer!) for hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike.
Image courtesy of Bricknave