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Quelab needs more space! We've got a place all picked out, and we need your help to get us moved!
Quelab Hackerspace
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
2 Team Members

Summary and Impact:

Hello! We are Quelab, Albuquerque’s nonprofit makerspace. Our mission is to foster and sustain an environment that promotes creativity, invention, and collaboration at the intersections of science, culture, art, and technology. Quelab is an all-volunteer member-run organization that operates a facility for anyone in the community to use.

We are well into our 3rd year of operations, and Quelab is really beginning to grow. In fact we’re bursting at the seams! Quelab version 1.0 can no longer support all the cool projects, educational workshops, and creative events that we have planned. We need to upgrade to a bigger space. Luckily, our New Location Task Force has found us an awesome building where we can relocate. Quelab version 2.0 will give our members, and the community, an enhanced creative outlet and an opportunity for continued growth. Please donate to this "Moving Expenses" fundraiser campaign and you too could take advantage of this amazing new location with all it has to offer.

What to Expect in Quelab v2.0:

With this new space we will finally have room for the professional grade tools that will set us apart from the average handy-man’s garage. We will be moving out of the "frat-house" and into a warehouse space that has room for long duration projects and more storage. We will even have room for the plethora of parts and supplies that currently cover every available surface. 

Additionally we will keep plenty of room for those with less messy projects. A space where they may hone their craft, without worrying about it getting covered in metal shavings, or drowned out by the drill press and band saw.

About this Campaign:

To fund our move, we need a deposit and some additional capital for moving expenses. The total comes to $4500. This covers the moving truck(s), construction supplies, and cleaning for the old space. In addition we need some extra funds to help defray the cost of renting both our current and new facility for the month of the move. The specific break down of how we will spend these funds is as follows:

• $1,500 for the deposit on the building
• $1,500 to pay the first month’s rent at the new space
• $500 for the physical moving expenses
• $400 to pay the first months utilities at the new space
• $400 for building supplies
• $200 to be used for incidentals

If the satisfaction of donating in support of the Albuquerque maker community wasn't enough, we've added perks at 10 different donation levels. Check them out on the right. Please give generously to our campaign today, and then share this link with your friends and family! 

Help Spread the Word!

If a monetary contribution is out of the question for you, then consider an alternative means of support. Spread the word about this project on your favorite social network and share our project with everyone you meet. If you know anyone looking to maximize their charitable deduction on their taxes this year, keep Quelab in mind.

We sincerely appreciate your generous support. Thank you!

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raised by 69 people in 1 month
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Verified Nonprofit
$4,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 22, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $2USD
    Eternal Glory

    Every backer of this project contributing at least $2 will be memorialized with your name on our Donors Wall of Fame. Eternal glory shall be yours!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $4USD
    Virtual Shout-out

    If eternal glory wasn't enough, we'll shoutout your name in abundant gratitude to hundreds of our Twitter and Facebook followers. Get a social media boost from Quelab (@QuelabNM)!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $8USD
    3-D Printed Quelab Coin

    Well give you a highly coveted Quelab Challenge Coin! Custom designed and 3D printed, this investment historically holds its value well against the zorkmid and the colonial cubit. Plus the Twitter shout out and eternal glory are both included at no extra charge!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $16USD
    Blinking Robot Pin kit

    We know you're serious about the maker movement, so by backing at this level, you can make your own perk! The Make: Robot Pin with blinking LEDs requires some simple soldering. In case you need help, we have all the equipment available and volunteers who can teach you the soldering skills, if you stop by. Plus you get the Quelab coin, the shoutout, and eternal glory.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $32USD
    Quelab T-shirt

    A custom screen-printed Quelab logo T-shirt. These one-of-a-kind shirts are all hand made by the Wearable-Technology Task Force. Or if you're local, then come by the space to learn how to screen print and make your very own! You'll also get the blinking Robot pin, the Quelab coin, the Twitter shout out, and eternal glory.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $64USD
    Phenom SWAG-pack

    At this level you'll get all the perks of the lower levels (T-shirt, pin, coin, shoutout, and eternal glory) plus a "Friends of Quelab" punchcard which gets you discounted access to the space. It can also be used for admission to workshops or member events. The card is fully transferrable and makes a great stocking stuffer.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $128USD
    Sponsor lvl 1

    Publicize your support for the ABQ hacakerspace, and we'll publicize you! The first sponsorship level gets your logo on the Quelab banner at next year's ABQ Mini-Maker Faire. We'll put a sticker or decal (50 sq.in. max) on the banner displayed prominently to the Hacker and Maker community. Similarly, this level includes the Quelab swag pack (Punchcard, T-shirt, pin, coin, shoutout, and eternal glory)

    6 claimed
  • $256USD
    Bragging (naming) Rights

    This will require creativity: You receive naming rights for one room/project at Quelab v2.0. Here are some examples to get the creative juices flowing: "The Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore's 3-D printer classroom" or "Atomic Space Chile High Altitude Balloon Project." Since this is a family-friendly group the Quelab board gets final approval, so keep it clean. Similarly, this level includes the Quelab swag pack (Punchcard, T-shirt, pin, coin, shoutout, and eternal glory)

    10 out of 18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $512USD
    Sponsor lvl 2

    The Sponsorship level 2 includes the Quelab swag pack (Punchcard, T-shirt, pin, coin, shoutout, and eternal glory) plus you or your business gets help making a 3D printed version of your logo to display proudly throughout the year and for advertizing as a Quelab sponsor.

    0 claimed
  • $2,048USD
    Superhero Hacker-feast

    Pinnacle of Quelab support! You, or a friend, will receive a 1-year membership to Quelab. We'll also throw you a private "Thank You Hacker-feast" for up to 20 of your friends. This would be a great way to experience the effects of Miraculum, the flavor hacking fruit, and all the cool things that you can do with chocolate! Or if you are not into food, then we will reserve the space for your own private weekend event. You also get all the benefits of the "Bragging Rights" level as well!

    0 claimed
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