Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

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Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby idris_arslanian » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:40 am

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/0 ... 6B48984890

Make: television, Geek Squad and Science Museum of Minnesota are extremely excited to announce the first public event based on Make: television called Make: Day!

Make: Day celebrates the ingenuity and inventiveness in our community. Building off the success of Maker Faires and the American Maker events, Make: day will give local engineers, artists, tinkerers and inventors the opportunity to showcase their DIY creations to Science Museum visitors.

Festivities will take place on March 14th,from 10 am to 3 pm throughout the Science Museum's exhibit galleries. The event is included in the regular admission price and free to all members of the museum.

Here are some of the things you'll find:

* Dozens of other local talented Makers, several of which appear on the first season of Make: television
* All of the Maker Workshop projects including the Burrito Blaster and the DTV Antenna
* Demonstrations from Makers and musical performances emceed by our very own William Gurstelle
* Tons of hands-on activities for people of all ages

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby Theo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:23 am

OK, I agree, if makers we be.

This will be at the Science Museum, indoors. There's going to be families & kids. Lots of kids.

I'm envisioning a booth with some sort of eye-catching Rube Goldberg contraption which dispenses colorful monogrammed stamped trinkets, or makes sno-cones, or cups of fresh juice... or something equally vend-able. The concept of the apparatus would be to convert an inexpensive bulk material into something nifty and kid-friendly, in a fun and spectacular fashion.

Could also have a "craft table" with the stuff to make LED throwies, bristlebots, recycled-PCB jewelry (?), or the like. Something that doesn't require soldering.

More brainstorm! Go!

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby lewinski » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:19 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun, but unfortunately going to be in London that day.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby metis » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:32 pm

one thing that has come up at the meetups is a project.

this sounds like an ideal group project, maybe some sort of balls course, or something that we can get a lot of meida types into.

we could start to brainstorm this and even put together pieces at meetusp before then.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby darus67 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:55 pm

Has anyone given any more thought about us having a presence at this event?

Even if we didn't have a group project to present, it might be kinda cool to have a table
with some of us and our individual show & tell projects, along with some info materials about
the group.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby Theo » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:02 pm

Gah! ...no, this is one thing we should probably discuss at the meetup tomorrow night too; I'm making a list.
Fortunately we still have a month plus change before the event.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby noise » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:31 am

John Baichtal from GeekDad is asking about our plans for this on twitter. He suggests t-shirts which is a good idea at the very least.
Make it happen.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby Theo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:55 pm

noise wrote:John Baichtal from GeekDad is asking about our plans for this on twitter. He suggests t-shirts which is a good idea at the very least.

T-shirts are always good, but as this is a Maker event, I'd say the stenciling (silkscreening, applique, etc.) should be done right there in the booth, so the kid (customer) gets to walk away with something s/he has made with her/his own hands. Price could be cost of materials; it'd be advertising for us, essentially.

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby Nicholas Lee » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:00 pm

sounds like a good time!

bring prototypes/sketches of projects come wednesday meetin time?

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Re: Umm, yeah, we should probably be here.

Postby metis » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:09 pm

spray paint stencils? silk screen?

someone want to build us a logo?

pie and beer kept coming up on wednesday.... what about pi and bier?


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