[EMS Discuss] Wanted: Cool projects for our membership drive

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I would also be happy to pitch in to help cover this and other expenses associated with the membership drive.

I will be at the drive and willing to do whatever needs doing.

-Darrell

> Hey Rick,
>
> If you want to go to the 25 for $60, not much of a price break per
> unit, but I'll split the costs with you and we'll have a stock of them
> for the future.
>
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Mark, I'm not sure how many people actually showed up but we were guessing
>> around 100 or so after the event.  You can get an idea for how busy it was
>> thanks to this time lapse that Kevin made.
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V_BHA_JEpA
>>
>> I like the Make magazine skill badge idea.  Those kits are really simple
>> (possibly too simple) but I like the idea that someone who has never
>> soldered before can finish that project in just a couple minutes.  We might
>> get more people involved if they know that they don't have to make a large
>> time commitment.  We can order in groups of 4 for $10 or even 10 for $25.  I
>> will go ahead and buy 10 of these since I did say at the board meeting that
>> I would take care of it.  If you want to pitch in some money on top of that
>> so we can have more, that would be awesome.  If we have extras we can always
>> save them for events for later.  We can see about getting EMS to reimburse
>> us if there are enough funds left in the account.  Let me know if you want
>> to do this today and I will make one order so we don't have to pay shipping
>> twice.
>>
>> Definitely bring your printer.  That's a great idea.  If other members can
>> bring theirs too, that would make for an even better spectacle.  They don't
>> even have to be fully completed.  Works in progress shows people that we are
>> actually doing things and not just showing off things we did in the past.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Also, I submitted the event to both the Eugene Weekly and the
>>> Register-Guard for their calendars for next week. We don't have any
>>> posters or fliers, by chance, do we?
>>>
>>> I agree the makershed kit isn't very pretty, but it is pretty cheap.
>>> If Rick is already working on something else, that's good.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> > Mark Danburg-Wyld wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Thoughts and a question:
>>> >>
>>> >> 1. How many people came through the grand opening? To get a sense of
>>> >> scale....
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Not sure but about 50 - 75? Other estimates?
>>> >
>>> >> 2.
>>> >> http://www.makershed.com/Learn_to_Solder_Skill_Badge_Kit_p/mkls01.htm
>>> >> - we'd need to order very soon (like, tomorrow) to get them in time,
>>> >> but it could be a good station to have set up.
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Yes some kits would be nice not sure badges are the most attractive.
>>> > We did talk about restocking at the last board meeting. I think Rick
>>> > took
>>> > that on.
>>> >
>>> > Rick?? any progress on this? :-)
>>> >
>>> >> 3. Thingiverse shop - have one or more printers set to go, guide
>>> >> people to download/print something
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > For sure lets pre-download a bunch of quick to print items.
>>> >
>>> >> 4. We should have a constantly staffed table for signing up new people,
>>> >> etc.
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > We will have a sign up kiosk that we'll all keep an eye on.
>>> >
>>> >> I'll bring my printrbot to show off and/or run a thingiverse shop, and
>>> >> I'll pre-print a fair number of give-away items between now and then
>>> >> as well... I'd also be happy to front an order of soldering kits if we
>>> >> have someone willing to staff that activity as needed.
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > We agreed that someone should staff the soldering station for sure.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks,
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Thanks for your help Mark! :-)
>>> >
>>> >     Clif
>>> >
>>> >> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Mr. Clif<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Hi Gang,
>>> >>>
>>> >>> As you're probably aware, we are having a membership drive on Saturday
>>> >>> Nov
>>> >>> 3rd. It will be similar to our grand opening which was a lot of fun.
>>> >>> :-)
>>> >>>
>>> >>> We are hoping you all can bring your favorite projects to show off! Be
>>> >>> prepared for major brainstorming discussions with new friends. :-)
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Please reply if you have ideas on what you'd like to bring or do.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>      Thanks,
>>> >>>      Clif
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