[EMS Discuss] EMS Makerfaire Activity

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Jun 10 21:41:40 PDT 2013


Got a more or less functional drawbot iteration tonight. Balance is an
issue, it tends to knock itself over every few seconds. I think a wider and
heavier body would help with that. I will keep playing with it through the
week and hopefully have it to bring on Saturday. Thanks, Mark
On Jun 4, 2013 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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