“Considered one of the premier haunted projects in the Midwest, The Soap
Factory’s infamously creepy and legitimately haunted basement is a perfect
canvas for creating immersive terror environments. In an effort to ensure
that The Haunted Basement stays fresh and unpredictable for its visitors, we
are soliciting applications from local artists and designers to become a
part of our team for the 2010 season.”
In a Howard Cosell announcer voice… “Hello and welcome to the wide world of locksport. Where you get to pick your way through some very fun and exciting 3-dimensional puzzles tonight. Over at the first round of locks Mike, who has created his very own set of tools to work through some of these very complex puzzles. We also have Dan K., who is a world record breaking, renowned athlete in the competition of lock sport. Recently wile attending Toorcon, Dan K. was able to successfully escape from the federally, and is the fastest lock sport participant in the northern hemisphere.”
So what does all this mean? It means if you want to learn about locksport, register for the class. Class is $25, Registration though Eventbrite is required, but you can pay at class, or on Wednesday night if need be.
One of the members, Paul, who runs Canada Goose Records also recorded the show and has released it on his little lable, there will be a short physical release of 10 copies watch Tim Kasier’s website for more information on that.
Kristin Boehm finished putting the final touches on the ugly necklace that people at the Minne-Faire helped imagine. It will be submitted to the 2010 Land of Odds Ugly Necklace Contest. Kristin, if you missed her at the Faire is a local umbrella guerrilla knitter and maker of felts.
Just wanted to post some info on some of the changes that we have made to the main TCMaker.org site. We have a place for upcoming classes, a calendar for events at the space, and a place to track donations for things that we need at the Hack Factory.
FYI: The Welding class is now full. Please add your name to the waiting list for next time. Thanks!
You too could make a cool metal sculpture.
If you want to participate in any of the classes please feel free to register as they become available. We also need folks to teach classes. For more info, to suggest a class, or to teach a class please email [email protected]
As always, this is a space for you, and if you want to see it thrive we need your support. Membership, or a onetime donation will help to keep the TC Maker/Hack Factory going. This space is huge, and we all want to get some nice wood/metal working tools in place. We also want to setup a electronics labs, and sewing areas too. The only way for us to afford some of these nice things is to get our membership numbers up, and get people donating things! So please check out our links on the top bar.
Just a reminder, and in case you didn’t know about it, we’re doing a Maker Minne-Faire at the Hack Factory on February 13th, 2010 from 2 PM – 11 PM.
We have a really good line up of makers and will have a music performance by Tim Kaiser starting after 8pm. Tim does some really cool ambient music and makes all of his instruments. Another published and active maker, William Gurstelle is going to be demoing some of the projects that he has created for Make: Magazine.
This event is free for all and kids are welcome! We will however be accepting donations and memberships to help our cause.
TC Maker is a not for profit with non-profit (5013c) paper work underway. Our goal is to provide services for local makers, and enrich both the community and people by proving a space for people to play, make, and share ideas.
There will also be upcoming classes for things like Arduino, welding (MIG/GMAW), wood working, etc.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Here is a video from a visit to Tim Kaiser’s workshop up in Duluth via Make: TV; William Gurstelle is part of the Make: TV crew.
In prep for the Minne-Maker Faire, we did some much needed cleanup and arrangement of the stuff inside the Hack Factory. It looks great!! Much thanks to those who came down and volunteered time to help out! The space is functional for our Minnie-Maker Faire on Febuary 13th.
Twin Cities Maker is going to have a Mini Maker Faire at the Hack Factory on February 13th, 2010! Come one, come all! We’re planning to have the fun start at 2 PM with local makers exhibiting and playing in the newly acquired space. We will also have an Art Show and Party later that night for people to come and experience the space and have some refreshments.
We are looking for you to join us and we are also looking for people to exhibit! If you’re interested, please contact us at [email protected] so we can reserve a spot for you! Also come to our regular Wednesday night meetings if you would like to help us out or get some ideas for your table.
ADMISSION IS FREE!
There will be raffles throughout the day for maker stuff. Light refreshments will be provided at the art show and party.
Makers for the day include:
Tim Kaiser – Hands-on music, plus a performance
Joseph Rand – DIY Wind turbine
Ed Vogel – Displaying of super cool electric cigar box guitars
Stefan – Showing off some amazing air cannons
Replica Prop Forum – Replica movie props
Adam Wolf – Display and playing with Arduinos
TC Maker sign-up table – Join and become part of the TC Maker community
TC Maker’s tables to show off your stuff!
Pat Arneson – Noise toys
Tripoli Minnesota Rocketry Club
Meg Koslowski and Andy Rennert – Art cars on display! Transform the thing you drive into something that is a work of Art!
Nick and Jim of TC Maker – Presenting a life size “Operation” game complete with red nose!
CazTek – Featuring flame throwers and pulse jets and other fun engineering feats!
Please join us to support the Hack Factory and local makers by becoming a member or making a donation.