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

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 14:56:42 PST 2013


I like that.  Can we shorten it to "Making awesome tools to make awesome stuff"?


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Mark Danburg-Wyld
<EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> I like "Tooling Up". I would suggest having (at least) the laser cutter and
> the vacuum former as "focus" items for the open house. That is, we could
> have those in the center of the space, with other demos or whatever on the
> periphery, and have a goal of moving both of those projects forward during
> the open house... I know I haven't helped with either and I want to
> contribute to both, and so this is also a selfish suggestion. Catch-phrase
> suggestion: "We're making awesome tools to make more awesome with, join us!"
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks guys.  I do appreciate the feedback.
>>
>> So Make-o-rama is the name of the event and Death by Robots' Tools  --
>> er, Tools is the theme?
>>
>> I want to turn that theme into a catchy phrase.
>>
>>   Making tools to make tools
>>   Tools makers make
>>   Tooling up
>>   or ... ?
>>
>> I am planning to publish a page about the event on our web site this
>> weekend, and I'm going to *try* to make some posters too.  That's why
>> I asked if we could hit consensus today.
>>
>> If any of you feel the muse, you're welcome to make posters too.  The
>> best case would be if we had two good poster designs and could save
>> one for October. (-:
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> > So we doing robot wars this fall?
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >>> >>> >>>>>
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