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

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 09:00:08 PST 2013


Second "Robots of Death" for this winter's membership drive open house....

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I don't think they are exclusive (if I follow correctly)
> The 2x a year member drive currently has 3 votes for Make-o-rama.
> This Feb's theme (though I am the only one to put a theme forward) could
> be "Tools".  This winters could be Robots of Death but it would still be
> called EMS Make-o-rama...
> right?
>
> --James
>
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>> >>> >>>>>
>> >>> >>>>> --
>> >>> >>>>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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