[Discuss] Eugene Maker Space Grand Opening

Ellery Weber EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Dec 30 12:54:53 PST 2011


hmm. i bet we could post something here at work. do we have anyone working
on like a flier or anything?


--- Ellery Weber


On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> It is time for Eugene Maker Space to go public. When we get more members,
> we'll have more funds, and we can buy more, cooler tools.
>
> We'd like to hold a Grand Opening on Saturday, January 14th. And we'd like
> to ask as many of you as possible to help make the event a success.
>
> We're planning an event from 11:00 to 5:00, with demos, talks,
> kit building workshops, and food and drink. But most importantly, we'll let
> potential members get to know who we are and what we like to do.
>
> And we need your help.
>
> *Ways you can help before the 14th:*
>
> Mark the 14th on your calendar. Plan to be there if you can.
>
> Get the word out. Tell your friends. Tell your co-workers. Put up a flyer
> or two. (We will have flyers in PDF by Monday. I will print some at Kinko's
> if there's demand. Let me know if there's demand.)
>
> Lend us a soldering station. We have three (I think) and we'll need more
> for the electronics workshop. Solder, pliers, and wirecutter, too.
>
> Volunteer for a demo. Have you made something cool in the past? Could you
> talk about it to a handful of geeks? Do you have pictures or a gizmo to
> demonstrate?
>
> Find maker-related video. We're planning on running a projector all day,
> and we'd like to show some videos of people making stuff. We need help
> finding those videos.
>
> Donate. We plan to hold workshops and have food available.  We also will
> need to purchase more supplies in order to get the shop ready for the
> event.  These  things will cost money and if we can get some donations
> before the event, it will help us purchase the things we need to make the
> event a success.
>
> *Ways you can help on the 14th:*
>
> Give the demo you volunteered for. It's your chance to bask in the
> adolation of your peers. Or something.
>
> Coach a workshop. We're planning to have one simple electronics project
> and one mechanical project. The details are TBD. But we'll need some people
> on hand who can explain which end of a soldering iron to hold or how to
> operate a screwdriver.
>
> Help with the food. We're planning on pizza and munchies, and we're
> planning on a Just-In-Time strategy so we have the right amount of food.
> Somebody will have to go out for more pizza when we run out.
>
> Come, hang out, show your support. Talk to strangers. Sign up new members.
>
> Thanks for all your help.
>
> Rick Osgood
> Bob Miller
> The Board
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