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Take a MakeCation!

MakeCationThe Parachute Factory, our NMSL Summer Makerspace Tour partner, is hosting its first-ever MakeCation in beautiful Las Vegas, N.M, and you’re invited!

This experience will immerse you in the world of making and teach you everything you need to know about how to run a makerspace in your library (or museum). You can also just come to have fun! Registration includes three nights at the historic Plaza Hotel and admission to all events. See below for all of the details from the Parachute Factory!

Take a MakeCation at the Parachute Factory in Las Vegas, N.M.!
October 31-November 2, 2014

The Parachute Factory is celebrating two years as northern New Mexico’s leading makerspace, with workshops, community events, and discussions on the future of maker culture. Join us from Halloween through Dia de los Muertos, with a dynamic community of makers, fixers and hackers. Parachute Factory founder, Mariano Ulibarri, will be leading the weekend with his experienced crew. Bring your experiences & skills to share, learn something new, join our community events, and help us celebrate three years of making in the mountains of New Mexico.

We will be kicking things off on Friday with a very special Halloween installment of Parachute Factory’s FIXIT Friday – an event where locals bring in broken items to be repaired by Parachute Factory FIXIT volunteers.

On Saturday participants will have several workshops and lectures to choose from including:

  • 3D Printing and Scanning
  • Laser Cutting Primer
  • Which Microcontroller for What Project?
  • CAD Design for Absolute Beginners
  • Storefront Lecture Series: The Role of a Community Makerspace

To close things out on Sunday we will be hosting our third annual “DIA de DIY” event. Participants will take part in Parachute Factory’s biggest community event to date! This multi-generational day of making celebrates the start of Parachute Factory’s third year as a community makerspace. We will be sharing some of our very best workshops and projects from the past two years with the Las Vegas, NM community. There will be 3D printing, laser cutting, drones, sewing, printmaking, and more!

You NEED a MakeCation. Join us Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2014 and see for yourself how lil’ Las Vegas makers unwind!


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