Tis the Season to Give! Tuesday May Get Us an Extra $1,000!

November 15th, 2010 by videoman

As you know, Twin Cities Maker has fiscal sponsorship through the wonderful folks at Springboard for the Arts. We can receive tax deductible gifts through them, and you can donate electronically through our project page on GiveMN.

On November 16th, GiveMN sponsors a “Give to the Max” fund-raising drive for charities all across Minnesota. On Tuesday, Springboard is reducing fees for donations received through Give MN. As an extra bonus, every hour one random donor to GiveMN will get a bonus $1000 added to the first donation they made that hour. So feel free to donate to us at the top of every hour starting at midnight!

TCMaker Dec 2009 Meeting

If you’re pondering giving to Twin Cities Maker before the end of the year, Tuesday will get us the most bang out of your tax deductible electronic buck. We can always take non-cash and cash donations, but Give to the Max happens once a year. If you’ve got a maker who’s particularly hard to buy a holiday gift for, a donation in their name might be just what they were hoping for.

Membership dues cover our basic operational costs, and previous generous donations have gotten us so far so fast. Help us keep our gears spinning! Your generosity will help to buy tools, improve the space, and offer even greater services to the maker community in the Twin Cities.

TCMaker Clothes lines racer 2010 Updates & Reg

November 12th, 2010 by videoman

Clothesline Race

It’s fast approaching, and wow did we get some prizes. Make has generously donated several swanky prizes as have Bill Gurstelle and a few members. We’ve also raided our swag supplies, and as an incentive, the first 15 people to register a racer will get a t-shirt, or a back issue of Make Magazine, (their choice) and the first 6 folks will get a bonus surprise on top of that. Winners in each category will get a prize from the “big box of better prizes” the value of which start off at $25 and go up to almost $100 retail.

Full rules and info can be found on our prior post, several of last years contestants got a working (OK, “mostly” working) racer up in just a few hours of work, so you’ve still got plenty of time to build a racer and register.

Entry fee is $10 per racer, each person can field as many racers as they like, but they only get one registration goodie total, although they might be able to swing prizes in different categories.

If by some fluke everyone’s racer is whisper quiet, or none of them fail impressively the judges may choose to not award one or more of the vanity prizes, but we’d sure like to.

Clothesline Race

If you really don’t have time to make a racer, you’re still welcome to come to the event, as are friends and family. We’re aiming for pot luck, so unless you want soda from the fridge or chips from the vending machine, something to share would be appreciated, but isn’t at all mandatory.

Visit http://tcmaker-clr.eventbrite.com/ to register either as a racer or just a general viewer.