[Discuss] Eugene Maker Space Grand Opening

Ellery Weber EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Jan 4 10:18:04 PST 2012


i'll help with option 3. i brought my iron in last week (it's boxed ATM).

i'll be out of town the thurs/fri before the event, but i'll be here in
eugene on saturday.


--- Ellery Weber


On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> There hasn't been much discussion here at all.  Is anyone interested in
> helping out with this event at all?  Specifically I'm curious to know if
> anyone wants to help out with the following:
>
> 1) Give a brief presentation about a project you have worked on or are
> working on.  It doesn't need to be anything fancy or formal.  Just
> something fun.  Maybe 10 minutes long?
>
> 2) Bring a project in that you have completed or are working on and just
> talk about it with other people that come in.  Rather than do an actual
> presentation, just chat with people about it.
>
> 3) Help with a soldering workshop.  We are going to have a few electronics
> kits for people to learn some basic soldering skills if they are interested
> but we will always need someone there to help them out and make sure they
> don't do anything obviously wrong.  This will probably rotate throughout
> the event but it would be nice to know ahead of time who will be available
> to help out with this.
>
> If you will be able to assist in any way, please let us know in this
> thread ahead of time.  It will greatly help us plan this event so we can
> make it as awesome as possible.  We are really hoping to draw in some new
> members through the grand opening.
>
> Rick
>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> 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>
>> > 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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