[EMS Discuss] What shall we call February's open house?

Cord Slatton EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 08:42:08 PST 2013


I still like the idea of getting tools in the name, to remind people
one of the reasons that the maker space is awesome!

Cord

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> I will second Make-o-rama.  I'm not particular to any of the options.  I
> think they all sound good.  For the sake of moving things along and not
> getting stuck in a "bike shed" debate, I'll second make-o-rama.  Maybe we
> should select a date to move forward with the name so we don't get stuck in
> this stage forever?
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> Ok the theme... ready for this..
>> "Tools"
>>
>> </sarcasm>
>> ;-)
>>
>> Ok, snarky aside it would be a good way to brag about the resources we are
>> making and already "own" at the shop.  Welders, saws, grinders, etc etc.
>> The space is a lot to take in visually when you are there for the first time
>> so any way to get across to folks that they have all these amazing resources
>> available to them might help bring new members in.
>> --James
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>
>>> (Bumping this discussion up.)
>>>
>>> I've seen these suggestions so far.
>>>
>>> Gadgetine's Day
>>> Geek Fete
>>> Makapalooza
>>> Make-o-rama
>>> Makers on Parade
>>> Maker Expo
>>> Mini Maker Expo
>>> Show + Tell
>>>
>>> And James said "tools as the theme" but hasn't (yet) turned that into a
>>> name.
>>>
>>> I'm kind of partial to Make-o-rama.  I nominate Make-o-rama as the
>>> name of this event.
>>>
>>> Opinions?  Utter disgust for that name?  Better ideas?
>>>
>>> I'm going to Alert The Media on Saturday, so time is running out.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> > Tools as the theme?
>>> > We are all just starting out so a lot of "us" seem to be making the
>>> > tools to
>>> > make the toy and gadgets etc.
>>> > or/and
>>> > If we aren't making something we are all "learning" things.  The
>>> > knowledge
>>> > becomes the "tool" to get us where we are wanting to go (project wise).
>>> >
>>> > Just riffing here so not love with anything I type.
>>> >
>>> > --James
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Saturday, February 23rd.  I think the time is 11:00 to 4:00.
>>> >>
>>> >> Good questions.
>>> >>
>>> >> At Eugene Maker Space.
>>> >>
>>> >> Twice a year in February and October.  Plus the Mini Maker Faire at
>>> >> the
>>> >> Science Factory in June.
>>> >>
>>> >> There is not currently a theme.  I question whether we're big enough
>>> >> to
>>> >> have an event dedicated to a subset of making.  We're usually
>>> >> scrambling to
>>> >> get enough interesting exhibits without restricting it.  I do think it
>>> >> might
>>> >> be fun to do a 3D printing event sometime, though.
>>> >>
>>> >> The February and October events are EMS only.  The June event is at
>>> >> the
>>> >> Science Factory and primarily run by them.
>>> >>
>>> >> I don't really know what other maker spaces do. I've been to Maker
>>> >> Faire
>>> >> in San Mateo, but it's about 100 or 1000X the size of ours.
>>> >>
>>> >> Our goals, in my mind, and I'm definitely not speaking for everyone,
>>> >> are
>>> >>    (a) to attract more members.  We need members to pay the bills.
>>> >>    (b) to make EMS more visible in the wider community.
>>> >>    (c) to give us some focus for our projects.
>>> >>    (d) to let us have fun showing off and learning about each other's
>>> >> toys.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Austin McKimmey
>>> >> <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> I agree, "fair" is kind of boring and there are to many.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> "Mini Maker Expo" I think it pretty nice.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Being one of the newest members I have some questions about what this
>>> >>> is,
>>> >>> it might help decide.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> When is this going to he held?
>>> >>> Where is this going to be held?
>>> >>> How often is this held?
>>> >>> Is there a theme for the project?
>>> >>> Should there be a theme for the projects?
>>> >>> Are there other companies or groups we work with? i.e. Science
>>> >>> Factory,
>>> >>> UO, 4J & privet schools,
>>> >>>
>>> >>> These public "show and tells" the main name could be something like
>>> >>> "mini
>>> >>> maker expo" but have an over all title. Like the "robotics" or
>>> >>> something
>>> >>> else depending on the over all theme.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> What do other Maker Spaces do for things like this?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Just some thought.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> From
>>> >>> Austin McKimmey
>>> >>>
>>> >>> On Jan 15, 2013, at 9:38 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> I nix the term "fair".  Eugene/Oregon has enough "fair's".
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> >>> wrote:
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> Mini Maker Expo?
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> >>>> wrote:
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Open House is a lame name.  (Not as lame as Membership Event that
>>> >>>>> we
>>> >>>>> went with in October.)
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> You guys are not lamers, so how about suggesting a better name?
>>> >>>>> Just
>>> >>>>> to start, I'll nominate Maker Expo, Makers on Parade, or
>>> >>>>> Makapalooza.
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> See?  Already you're thinking of a name less lame than those.  What
>>> >>>>> is
>>> >>>>> it?
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Reply-all, please.  I'd like to reach consensus (hah!) and start
>>> >>>>> publishing the name by Friday.
>>> >>>>>
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>>> >>>>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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