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Denver Mini Maker Faire!
May 3rd & 4th, 2014
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80216
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March 10th, 2014
Size: 60,000 sq. ft.
Collective Experience: 117 years
Strangest Project Assist: Ball Aerospace and Technologies spacecraft
McGuckin’s is the nation’s largest independent hardware store; its size rivals a big-box store and its inventory exceeds most national retailers. “They have everything, literally everything,” says Steve Garran, chief creator at makerspace Club Workshop in Denver. Although Garran only gets out of Denver once in a while, he wishes “McGuck’s” was in his backyard. On a recent trip to Boulder for a robotics event, Garran desperately needed an obscure fine-threaded metric bolt, late on a Saturday afternoon. “Those guys have one of everything and they know where it is,” he says. “McGuck’s leads you to want to move to Boulder.”
By Joan Voight
March 17, 2014
To pack more wallop among the denim-and-leather set, Levi’s is turning to people like Alice Saunders, a 29-year-old designer and history buff in Boston with a fetish for World War II duffle bags. Saunders, ironically, could care less about mainstream fashion, preferring vintage felt hats and rustic jewelry. What Levi’s likes is her passion and the $165 one-of-a-kind tote bags she creates for her Forestbound brand using old, salvaged military fabrics. “My ultimate find is an old Navy duffle bag that the sailor had hand painted with pictures of pinup girls or palm trees,” Saunders says. “I can make it into a tote that tells the history of that time.”
Alice Saunders in her Boston studio. Photo: Sasha Maslov
By Stett Holbrook
It’s a Raspberry Pi extravaganza in the Maker Shed. Please help us celebrate Pi Day–3.14. We’re offering $20 off the Raspberry Pi Kit, now through Sunday, while supplies last. We’ve also created a brand-new Pi-Fi bundle to get people up and running. Check it out and happy Pi Day. Continue reading
Every Mini Maker Faire has its own community character. The first Maker Faire to launch in Denver is coming, and the makers are pure Colorado!
As home to 26 federal labs, Colorado has a deep pool of scientists and engineers. NIST, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, will be bringing cryogenic experiments in superconductivity.
We Are Makers from Learning Studio on Vimeo.
We Are Makers tells the story of the Maker Movement.
It’s the story not of tools but of people. A publisher. An entrepreneur. A design professor. A middle school teacher. Two museum educators. And a creative director.
Each provides an important viewpoint on why new technologies and communities of making are bringing us back to something deeply human.
For more about the film, and featured content from the film’s contributors, visit:
Directed by Nathan Driskell & Mathew Bardwell
Original Music by Elvis Sanchez
Produced by Kyle Dickson
Associate Producer James Langford
Feb 12, 2o14
By Steve Porter
LOVELAND – Loveland has a well-deserved reputation for being a creative city, and now there’s a group of creative-types looking to take that a step further with the founding of Loveland Creator Space.
Jamie Leben, president of the board for the nonprofit volunteer organization, said the space is still more concept than reality, but the group – which boasts more than a dozen donating founders – hopes to ink a lease deal on a downtown area space soon. Continue reading