[EMS Discuss] EMS Makerfaire Activity

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue May 28 22:22:54 PDT 2013


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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