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

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Jan 18 19:15:51 PST 2013


Work for me.

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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.
> >> >>> >>> >>>>>
> >> >>> >>> >>>>> --
> >> >>> >>> >>>>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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