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FREE Online Class from Craftsy! (Just For Being Awesome)

Sewing, weaving, painting, woodworking, cake decorating, gardening, cooking, jewelery, photography and much, much more — pick an online class from Craftsy and it’s yours free, just for being savvy enough to find this post! Craftsy is also one of the essential sponsors of the Boulder Mini Maker Faire, this Saturday and Sunday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds! (Tickets cheaper in advance at the link below.)

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MakerBot 3D Ecosystem Makes 3D Printing More Accessible

It’s good to have friends. Here at Maker Boulder, we need all the friends we can get. And one friend who has been especially friendly is MakerBot — you know, the 3D printing juggernaut that offers desktop 3D printers and seamless softwares that make 3D printing actually work (as opposed to, you know, the DIY printer that’s sitting in my garage right now half built…).

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23rd Studios Does Everything Graphics for Startups and Beyond

23rd.Studios.LogoAre you a maker, a hacker, a tinkerer with the next big thing sitting there brand spanking new on your workbench? If so, it might be time to, you know, show it to people. And if you’re gonna do that, you’re going to need a way to show it. That’s where Paul Talbot and his 23rd Studios comes in. In addition to graciously fulfilling all the photo and video needs for the Boulder Mini Maker Faire, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015, 23rd Studios is a one-stop shop for all of a business’s graphic and web design needs.

“One of the exciting things about working with maker and startup people is the energy associated with solving a problem or figuring out something new to solve a problem,” Paul says. It’s like that in the photo business, says Paul, who got his start in video while working as a photographer in New York City when producers realized that new DSLR technology meant he had video capability built into that camera he was carrying.

“I kind of fell into what I’m doing now,” says Paul. Now 23rd Studios has worked with everything from mapping images from Apollo, to graphic design for the Boulder Green Streets program, to food photography for Rueben’s Burger Bistro.

“On a photo or video shoot, you’re always solving problems to get the lighting just right, or work around that noisy air conditioner, or then after the shoot to use footage in creative and useful ways. I can’t wait to see the problem solving going on at the Faire,” Paul says.

Got a new gimbal device or wiring harness you’re showing at the faire? Or maybe a new photo drone technology? Be sure to track down Paul, ’cause he’d love to see it. He’ll be the one with the big camera clicking pictures and shooting vids.