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Tinkertown: An animatronic, handmade maker wonderland

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series explores the maker side of the state at Tinkertown, a folk art paradise full of animated miniatures and old amusement park machines.

By April 14, 2012

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Tinkertown, a maker's vision of paradise (photos)

Tinkertown, a maker's paradise tucked into New Mexico's Sandia Mountains, is a wonderland of hand-carved folk art figurines, homemade animatronics, and old amusement park machines that still work.

10 Images By April 14, 2012

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Zoltar will personally tell your fortune for $9,000

You don't have to be Tom Hanks to interact with Zoltar. You just have to shell out $9,000 to have him delivered to your home.

By October 9, 2012

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Airbrushing software tackles animatronics and felines

Portrait Professional 10 automatic airbrushing software gets put through its paces with the challenge of improving the looks of a fortune telling animatronic and a cat.

By June 28, 2012

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Astronomy: It's not just for nighttime viewing

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series crawls up to 9,200 feet and gawks at the massive Dunn Solar Telescope in the tiny community of Sunspot.

By April 23, 2012

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Pilgrimage to the grave of Ham the Astrochimp

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series delivers flowers to the grave of Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee launched into space. It was a big confidence booster for NASA prior to sending humans into orbit.

By April 20, 2012

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Investigating New Mexico's less-famous UFO landing

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series arrives at an infamous UFO landing site and tries to get to the bottom of what really happened there back in 1964.

By April 18, 2012

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Nerdy New Mexico: Voyage through the Land of Engeekment

Welcome to Nerdy New Mexico. CNET Crave blogger Amanda Kooser hits the road to track down a space chimp, the site of the first atomic bomb explosion, and a little place in the mountains called the Black Hole.

By April 6, 2012