PDX Mini-Maker Faire Wrap-up

At the first (hopefully annual) Portland Mini-Maker Faire, we brought out Captain Chronomek, Steampunk props, and our jewelry made from electronic components. We also ran a very popular jewelry-making workshop.

Read more about it here.

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PDX Mini Maker Faire at OMSI

We’re excited to be participating in the first ever Portland Mini Maker Faire, at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry! We will be running workshops on jewelry making out of old electronic components, and will have Captain Chronomek and our Steampunk props out for people to play with. If you are in the Portland Area the September 15th and 16th you  should come out and join us!

Etsy Store Now Open!

We have an Etsy store! Featuring our jewelry made from upcycled electronics components, including resistors, diodes, capacitors, integrated circuits, circuit boards, and more! Check out our stylish earrings, necklaces, and cufflinks!

Tanenbaum Fabrications on Etsy

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Steampunk Propmaking Workshops at Maker Faire

We’re still recovering from an awesome weekend at Maker Faire in San Mateo. It  was an amazing experience-packed with people, blasted by intermittent high winds, and capped off with a solar eclipse. Josh ran 4 hour-long workshops on Steampunk prop making, and they all went really well.

Read more here

Prop made at Maker Faire

Maker Faire Prep

We’re gearing up for Maker Faire, only a week away (and functionally less than that, since we leave town at the start of the week).

Josh has been scouring eBay for excellent treasures to be used in his workshop on Steampunk prop making.  Highlights include a collection of vintage gauges & readouts, and a box full of optics and lenses. And we constructed a confessional-style video booth for Vintage Tomorrows.

Raw Materials for Steampunk Props

Sunday it all goes into the pickup truck to begin the journey to San Mateo!

Tanenbaum Fabrications is going to Maker Faire!

We’re gearing up for our first trip to the almighty Maker Faire Bay Area in a couple weeks. We will be there as part of a group of Steampunk makers & academics, under the banner of the “Steampunk Academy“. Captain Chronomek will make at least one appearance, and we’ll be holding hands-on workshops for making Steampunk props out of recycled materials.

Hope to see you there!

Conference Report: Emerge 2012


Read all about it here: ASU Emerge Trip

Captain Chronomek will be visiting Emerge 2012!

We are excited to announce that Captain Chronomek will be featured in a new exhibition on Design Fictions that is taking place at the “Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future” conference at Arizona State University.   Captain Chronomek is one of four featured design fictions alongside such superstars as Boilerplate, Henry Hoke and the Instititute of Backyard Studies, and Adiel Fernandez (aka Adiel Angel).  We will all be part of an exhibition sponsored by Intel entitled ”Powered by Fiction: Artists, Makers, Tinkerers and the Backstories that Inspire Them to Create”.

The Emerge conference promises to be a wild ride!  From the website:

“What it means to be human is changing. Emerging technologies are transforming our minds, our relationships, everything we own and the very landscapes in which we live. What kinds of humans will we become? What kinds of humans should we become?

These singular questions will be explored on March 1–3, 2012, when Arizona State University hosts Emerge–an unparalleled campus–wide event uniting artists, engineers, bio scientists, social scientists, story–tellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share. And then we’ll celebrate. Arizona State University, the nations’s largest university, is determined to break down the barriers between those making the future and those thinking about what it all means.

Welcome to Tanenbaum Fabrications!

Welcome to the new site for Tanenbaum Fabrications.