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

James Hukill EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 09:31:16 PST 2013


So we doing robot wars this fall?

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On Jan 18, 2013, at 9:00 AM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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>>> >>> >> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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