[Discuss] Eugene Maker Space Grand Opening
Fri Dec 30 14:24:08 PST 2011
I'm planning to make a flyer this weekend. I haven't started on it yet.
If you'd like to do it, you're more than welcome.
If you (any of you) have artwork or logo ideas, speak right up.
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
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