[EMS Discuss] EMS Makerfaire Activity

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Jun 4 15:03:24 PDT 2013


I'll bring it down to EMS tonight for open hack night and we can play with
it.


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> After talking with Bob last weekend, I spent some time and designed a
> paper airplane crossbow.  I was thinking we might be able to use this for a
> Makerfaire activity.  We can have a bunch of different kinds of paper.
>  Think color, thickness, material, etc.  And also different kinds of tape,
> weights, etc.  Then people can try to design a paper airplane that will go
> the farthest when being launched by the crossbow.  A "regular" paper
> airplane doesn't work so well under that kind of speed.  So it's actually
> kind of interesting to try and design a plane that will fly really far
> under this kind of stress.  It would be very inexpensive for us to get the
> supplies too.
>
> Take a look at this video to get an idea of how it works.  Let me know
> what you think.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFT0vjs1TuM
>
>
> Rick
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>
>> 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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