[EMS Discuss] EMS Makerfaire Activity

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Jun 4 10:19:54 PDT 2013


That is an awesome looking contraption Mark.  If it's something we can take
apart after each person tries it then we can save a few dollars by re-using
supplies for each person.  Do you think it would be reliable enough where
most people can build a working one?


On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> This is as far as I could take it towards a rubber band powered spinning
> drawbot. The wheel makes it pretty unbalanced, which is solvable. The wheel
> seems like it needs to be pretty tightly aligned as well, note how the
> tilted axel is jamming against the tension of the rubber band in the
> attached picture.
> I'm open to suggestions, and still think this is theoretical possible, but
> probably not as a cheap and child friendly project.
> On May 28, 2013 10:22 PM, "Mark Danburg-Wyld" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
>
>> Did a little fiddling tonight, rubber bands may be dramatically
>> underpowered for a spinning drawbot. Still, haven't given up.
>> On May 28, 2013 9:10 PM, "Julie Baumler" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> > I would like to see that sampler! I really like this idea, but it may
>>> be too
>>> > much for short notice.
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>
>>> I'm planning on coming to the Open House on Friday (of course it could
>>> end up like last Friday where I get caught up in code and don't leave
>>> the couch) and I'll bring the sampler. I'll also try to get some
>>> pictures up.
>>>
>>> Radio Shack/Popular Mechanics had a draw bot project last year that
>>> was essentially broken computer fans with a battery and some markers
>>> rubber banded around the outside.
>>>
>>> Julie
>>>
>>> >
>>> > On May 28, 2013 5:10 PM, "Julie Baumler" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> I am actually moving the day of Makerfaire (tho if people wanted to
>>> come
>>> >> move my furniture into my pod sooner, I guess I could be available)
>>> but had
>>> >> I not been, I wanted to do a booth myself with embroidery and soft
>>> circuits.
>>> >> This is something I've been working on developing as a class/project
>>> >> curriculum for use by the Embroider's Guild of America, and I also
>>> did a
>>> >> short workshop on it at BeaverBar camp a couple of years ago. My idea
>>> is to
>>> >> make a patch with a LED light using standard compontents, (not the
>>> more
>>> >> expensive soft electronics).  I have a large selection of Kreinik
>>> thread of
>>> >> which a good proportion is conductive - but needs to be tested to
>>> determine
>>> >> that it is - that I could donate for the cause (otherwise i`ll save
>>> it for
>>> >> next year). To avoid the cost of batteries, I was thinking of doing
>>> 9V as
>>> >> the connectors are cheap, easy to sew on and the batteries are readily
>>> >> available.
>>> >>
>>> >> Although time is tight, DMC, makers of embroidery floss, often
>>> donates to
>>> >> people who are teaching and makes a product called "memory wire" that
>>> is
>>> >> essentially copper wire with cotton wrapped insulation - that is
>>> another
>>> >> option. Or you can stitch down standard wire.
>>> >>
>>> >> I have a little sampler where I showed some of the ways to attach
>>> wires
>>> >> (and honestly, you could use glue for a patch), that I can dig up if
>>> people
>>> >> are interested.
>>> >>
>>> >> Julie
>>> >>
>>> >> On May 28, 2013 4:07 PM, "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Eugene Makerfaire is only a couple of weeks away!  Does anyone have
>>> any
>>> >>> ideas that we can do for activities at our table this year?  Last
>>> year we
>>> >>> did paper rockets and it was a huge hit.  Let's switch it up and
>>> keep things
>>> >>> interesting.  Can anyone think of anything we can do that would meet
>>> the
>>> >>> following criteria?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> 1. Fun
>>> >>> 2. Inexpensive
>>> >>> 3. Lots of people can participate
>>> >>> 4. Activity or Activities that all ages can participate
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Paper rockets were nice because people of all ages have fun, plus it
>>> only
>>> >>> costs a few cents for one person to make a rocket.  What else can we
>>> do?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Rick
>>> >>>
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