Meet Your Maker: Makers of NO

Makers of NO Logo
There is a place where Makers gather to make, share, learn, and discuss. You’ll find it inside Art Egg Studios, where Makers often gather to turn their visions into reality. It’s a place where imagination becomes real, and it’s called Makers of NO.

“The Makers of NO is an organization that wants to provide a common Makers’ space for people to work together and embrace the Maker spirit,” says Makers of NO Board Member and Maker Alba Huddleston. “The biggest appeal to our organization is the community.”

Makers of NO has been around since 2014, but its growth and development has seen stops and starts along the way. Their most recent incarnation is a newly built community Makers’ space, where they host an Open House every Wednesday from 7-10pm with plenty of pizza, beer, and tinkering.

More Maker Togetherness

Makers making at Makers of NO

Makers making at Makers of NO

Makers of NO is joining forces with New Orleans Mini Maker Faire! They will be presenting some of their Maker projects at our Call for Makers Happy Hour. Join us for Maker Happy Hour, complete with a tour of Urban South Brewery. You can learn more about Makers of NO, schmooze with fellow Makers and Faire Enthusiasts, and sign up to be a part of the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire!

What: Call for Makers Happy Hour with Brewery Tour
When: Thursday, October 6 from 6-8pm
Where: Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas

Your FREE TICKET is your drink ticket, so be sure to register: http://callformakerslaunchparty.eventbrite.com


Meet the Makers of NO at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 22 at Delgado’s Student Life Center. Keep checking back with us here for updates on ticket sales as well as guest speakers and performances.

Meet Your Maker: Urban South Brewery

The historic warehouse reigns over Tchoupitoulas with an Urban South Brewery sign displayed near its roofline like a crown. Despite its well-established appearance, Urban South is the new kid on the block, having served its first beer on March 17, 2016 – that’s St. Patty’s Day to you and me.

Urban South Brewery Photo

Urban South’s Founder & CEO Jacob Landry (L)
with Brewmaster Wes Osier (R)

Jacob Landry is the guy behind this new endeavor. He hails from the tiny southwestern Louisiana town of Hathaway, but his journey into all things hops and malt began almost 5,000 miles away. His passion for beer making was born after spending a year in southern France during his college days, where he was exposed to Belgian and German beers.

“Prior to that, I had no idea that beer could actually taste good,” says Landry.

The Making of a Maker

A few years in the Pacific Northwest gave Landry further appreciation for craft beer culture, but still he didn’t heed the call of the keg. It took 8 more years of living in New Orleans and working as an educator before he finally took the plunge and opened a brewery of his own along with Brewmaster Wes Osier, and Urban South’s VP Kyle Huling.

“It took a while for me to listen to my inner passion,” Landry jokes. “Part of the impetus in starting this was, as a Cajun, culturally you go back home, and you never get away without taking something with you: homemade pickles, hot sauce. For me, it was exciting to build something. I realized I could make something for other people to enjoy.”

Joining Forces

Beer has been Landry’s entry into the Maker Culture, so being a part of the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is a natural fit for Urban South Brewery.

“New Orleans Mini Maker Faire represents the values we hold dear as brewery,” says Landry. “We’re always tinkering, being experimental.”

Urban South Interior

A beer poses for pictures
in the interior of Urban South Brewery

The interior of Urban South Brewery reflects that experimental spirit. It’s a late 1800’s warehouse with an industrial interior. Picnic tables are scattered across concrete floors, open space soaring up to exposed rafters. It’s a raw, blank canvas, that has endless possibilities. Which is why it’s the perfect place for New Orleans Mini Maker Faire to launch its Official Call for Makers! If you’re a Maker or Maker Faire Enthusiast, come join us for Maker Happy Hour, complete with a tour of Urban South Brewery.

What: Call for Makers Happy Hour with Brewery Tour
When: Thursday, October 6 from 6-8pm
Where: Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas

Your FREE TICKET is your drink ticket, so be sure to register: http://callformakerslaunchparty.eventbrite.com

MAKER HAPPY HOUR URBAN SOUTH

Show Your Maker Pride

Now you can show your Maker pride anytime of the year by shopping at the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire Depot! Our designs have a local flair with a fun little “Make Dat” declaration. Shop ’til you drop! You can also help us spread the word by sharing our shop with your friends.

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Save the Date for the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire at Delgado

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See Delgado’s Fab Lab at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 22, brought to you by Bricolage Academy.

We are thrilled to announce that the fourth annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, presented by Bricolage Academy of New Orleans, will be taking place on April 22, 2017, at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center. Last year we hosted 95 Makers and welcomed more than 3,000 visitors to our event, our biggest turnout yet.

This year, our partner, Delgado, brings something new and innovative to our Faire this year with its Fab Lab.

What exactly is a Fab Lab?

The Fab Lab is a place where anyone can build (almost) anything! This hub for educators and Makers in New Orleans is resource of cutting edge equipment and comprehensive instruction, open to the community at large. The Fab Lab serves as a collaborative space for exploration and experimentation. In other words, it’s every Maker’s dream.

“The Fab Lab is a place to innovate and explore with building,” says Sam Provenza, Fab Lab Manager, “To have access to equipment that wouldn’t be normally attainable to most people.”

From laser cutters to a shop bot, this Lab is pretty fab! It offers an electronics suite, a robotics suite, and soldering stations. You’ll also find 3D printers with interchangeable heads, opening up a world of possibility when it comes to using various printing materials. There’s even a mini 3D router, which Provenza says is the equivalent of a reverse 3D printer—removing material to make a detailed three-dimensional object rather than adding material. Its scanner function will transfer an object to CAD software, which saves a lot of time.

“If you’re trying to do a reproduction of something, you don’t have to do it manually,” Provenza says.

What kinds of things can be crated in a Fab Lab?

“I don’t know, and that’s what’s great,” he says. “It’s whatever [a Maker’s] idea is.  This is a place people can come and explore and delve into the kinds of projects they’re interested in.”

STEAM at it’s finest. Right here in New Orleans. And you can experience it in person at the fourth annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on April 22, 2017 at Delgado.

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Coming Soon: Call for Makers

Makers, get ready… the time is almost here for our annual Call for Makers!

Last year, we hosted 95 Makers and welcomed 3,000 guests. New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is in its fourth year, and we aim to make this event our biggest yet. We encourage all Makers to apply because this is the place to be for Makers from all walks of life. Tinkerers, inventors, innovators, artists, chefs, Mardi Gras krewes… whatever your talent or interest, come showcase it at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire! Be a part of the culture of art, design, and DIY that has made New Orleans one of America’s most unique cities.

Join us for our next Maker Happy Hour at Urban South Brewery on Thursday, October 7 from 6-8pm. Rub elbows with Makers and Maker Enthusiasts, plus enjoy a special tour of Urban South Brewery. The best part? This will be your first chance to sign up to be a Maker at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire! Your FREE TICKET is your drink ticket, so be sure to register! We look forward to seeing you at this exciting kick off event. With your support, this year’s Faire is going to be bigger than ever.

MAKER HAPPY HOUR URBAN SOUTH