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Quelab is Albuquerque's First and Largest Makerspace
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Memorial and Celebration of Life for Eric Lee

Eric Lee was very much a core of our community at Quelab. Please join us as we remember him in a Celebration of Life on Tuesday May 29, 6 pm. Held at Quelab, 680 Haines Ave NW, Albuquerque. Everyone who knew and cared for Mr. Lee is welcome to attend and share their stories and memories.

Additionally, we welcome you to share photos to our “online memorial” at (you may put a title in subject line and anything else you would like to share in the body of the email). Photos will be posted on our Flickr account later on.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that a community member has left us. Eric Lee, a man of many talents, was found deceased in his home on Friday, May 11, 2018 after members of his community and coworkers became concerned for him.

Eric was a pillar of Quelab’s community. As a master machinist, he took the time to teach anyone who asked how to use the tools which he had mastered in a safe manner, displaying his care and meticulous nature and ingraining it in those he taught. Eric explored the world through intense, deep conversations with members of the community on every topic, from his expertise in physics to conversations about culture and politics. Eric was, and will forever be remembered as an essential member in the construction and development of Quelab’s dedicated community of makers, as a tireless and selfless teacher, collaborator, and sounding board for ideas. Eric ahbored the idea that a member of his community should pay for his knowledge, instead asking only to learn something new in return at some distant point in the future.

In his professional life, Eric had many accomplishments—too many to list without missing at least half—which benefitted the world. Eric in his work at Stanford University in California and later the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque has advanced the state of the art in multiple physics disciplines, been granted innumerable patents, and been on the edge of scientific advancement for many years. Without him, our understanding of dark matter, particle physics and various other disciplines may not be where they are today. Often lauded for his talents in many fields by his cohorts, the world owes a thank you to Eric for his many years of dedicated research, ingenuity and intense passion for his work.

In his personal life, he was an avid maker of many things. Any opportunity to design and engineer a project became a means to learn a new skill, refine one he had, or a chance to teach and collaborate with another member of his community. Eric found joy in sharing what he had made as well as encouraging others to learn, share, and explore through his many hours of time at Maker Faire, in the Quelab metal shop, and numerous events which hosted Quelab in some capacity. His enduring enthusiasm brought smiles and joy to others through his love of many topics and fields.

He will be missed, but his legacy will endure through his selfless volunteering and the passion that he encouraged us to all continue.

-Quelab Board of Directors
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New hacknight schedule -- Once a month where we open our doors to the public for tours and tinkering, held on the first Sunday of the month unless its a big holiday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Starting at 5 pm is a potluck, 6 pm a community planning meeting, and 7 pm its like an open house, but more show and tell, hands-on).

We have big plans for our new once a month hacknights with more activities, project presentations, meet makers, and trade ideas.
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No hacknight open house on December 24th or December 31. Come visit us on December 26th at 7pm, and our regular hacknight of every Tuesday and Sunday at 7pm will resume on January 2.

Quelab is of course open for members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as always!
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Quelab members, you can get a weekend pass to Albuquerque Comic Con at a rocking deal -- all details have been emailed to the members list, subject line: "Comic Con weekend pass [REDACTED] each for Quelab members/friends, deadline 9:30 pm". Members can get them for friends as well, so if your friend is a member and you want to get a pass, tell them to look in their email!

Of course the subject line has the actual price... but we won't talk about that here... it's a really good deal.

Quelab will have a booth at Albuquerque Comic Con, come by and see the 3d printer and check out the lightsabers!
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Added photos to ABQ Mini Maker Faire.
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Come Checkout and become a member of this vibrant Maker Community,  open to the public nights are Tuesdays and Sundays 7pm-10pm.  

If its been a while come check in!  Alot has changed since we moved from the little house on Mountain road.   We are currently in a 6800+ square feet Shop and Classroom space, with Electronics, Textiles, 3Dprinting, Wood, Metal shops,  Darkroom,  Laser Cutter,  Arcade room,  And a Classroom with data projector!  

Members can access the space 24-7! 

680 Haines NW
(thats on the corner of 7th street just about 2 blocks South of I40)
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