Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

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Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby geodad6 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:19 pm

I'm somewhat new to making and have yet to attend one of the Twin City Maker events because of work / family obligations, but have managed to eek out a long weekend in May (May 21 through 24) to attend the Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. I am hoping there will be other from the Twin Cities that are planning on attending and that would like to become our own "Twin Cities Maker Contingent"

I am flying out on Friday the 21st, flying back the morning of the 24th and staying at USA Hostel in Downtown, San Francisco. I'll be commuting via BART and Cal-Tran as I find this to be a bit more adventurous than holding up in the hotel next door. Plus, there is a lot more to see and do in San Francisco.

So.... if you're thinking of going, please reply back or feel free to shoot me an email off-life to [email protected] if you're interested in meeting up there. here, traveling as a group, or whatever.

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby metis » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:40 pm

unless you want to sponsor me, i won't be headed out, but remember we've got open to the public hours every wednesday evening, and we'd love for you to drop in.

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby adamwolf » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:59 pm

My buddy and I will be showing some stuff off with the Maker Shed folks.

If we can get some screenprinting stuff going, I'd gladly wear a TCMaker shirt...

and screenprinting is cool, relatively cheap for the coolness factor, and messy. Perfect stuff to host at the Hack Factory for folks in tiny houses and apartments!

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby jwb » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:29 am

I wanna screen print too....

I won't be going unless job #1's schedule changes radically and if job #2 decides to pay for me to attend. #1 is very unlikely and #2 is somewhat improbable.
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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby geodad6 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:42 pm

Adam.... when are you traveling out there? What are you and your buddy doing for Maker Shed? Would love to meet-up with other people from the Twin Cities. As for screen printing... sounds like fun... could be done on any Wednesday night.
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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby paulsobczak » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:39 am

Theo made some shirts awhile ago with the spoonapult on them but it wasn't screen print some new type of iron on that didn't suck.

Theo what was that stuff?

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby Theo » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:24 am

paulsobczak wrote:Theo made some shirts awhile ago with the spoonapult on them but it wasn't screen print some new type of iron on that didn't suck.

Theo what was that stuff?

It was commercially available, just at office-supply stores in the paper aisle. It's the inkjet transfer paper that specifically works on BLACK backgrounds. All the other stuff is teh sux. Again: Look for DARK T-SHIRT TRANSFER paper. Here's an example:
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/5 ... sfers-for/

With this stuff, you don't have to mirror-image it before you print; you just carefully peel it off of the backing, place it on the shirt, lay the parchment paper over it (comes included with the transfer paper) and then use a hot dry iron for the recommended amount of time.

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby geodad6 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:06 am

I'm down for doing shirts either way, screen print or iron-on transfer. I don't have an inkjet printer though, so would need someone to help with that. I think it would totally cool to get anyone who is going from the Twin Cities to wear a TC Maker shirt while out there, Show our numbers and make it easier to identify each other in the throngs of 60,000+ Makers / geeks. Spoonapult or TC Maker LOGO... I think someone should come up with weird saying to go along with it too!

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby geodad6 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:52 pm

OK, so far I only see three of us going so far. Anyone else?

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Re: Maker Faire 2010: San Mateo, Anyone Going?

Postby orion » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:59 am

I would be willing to carpool, flying is too expensive.


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