[EMS Discuss] Target shooting range?

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Oct 22 10:56:23 PDT 2013


That's a good idea too.


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Instead of a deadline, how about a buildathon?  Schedule a weekend in
> the near future to get together and make serious progress on it.  Work
> around the clock if you dare.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> > Would it be fair to set a deadline?  Obviously people still want to see
> this
> > project completed.  I myself would love to see it fully functional since
> I
> > put a lot of work into it as well back when we were still in the
> > competition.  (I haven't touched it since).  That being said I still
> think
> > people are getting sick of having the giant thing taking up so much space
> > (this again includes me).
> >
> > I love the idea of a trophy room, but EMS' mission is to provide space,
> > tools, resources, etc for people to make things.  Space is at a premium
> > right now and I personally feel that if showcasing projects is getting in
> > the way of our primary mission then that is a problem.  If we had
> dedicated
> > space for that sort of thing (or high shelves or something?) then it
> might
> > make more sense.
> >
> > With all that being said, it's obvious now that work is being made on the
> > project and it's not simply being showcased.  It's a current member
> project.
> > We just have no way of knowing that it's being worked on without asking
> > because you can't tell just by looking at it.  Would setting a deadline
> be a
> > fair compromise?  Deadlines tend to get people moving and it gives us
> > another predetermined date to get an update on the status.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Kassie <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I really want to see it done!  Having a shooting gallery is a dream of
> >> mine as well.  During the initial plan, I was for the idea of having
> this be
> >> available to members to play and be a recruitment tool.
> >>
> >> I have made significant invest in time and money as well, just not since
> >> the "contest end".  At that time, I thought it was a matter of taper
> doing a
> >> little electrical work.  Honestly, if I were to have taken over at that
> time
> >> to finish it, I would have had difficulties in that I have never
> seriously
> >> worked with andrino or serial data.  Unfortunately, I have been ill for
> some
> >> time and have not even been in the shop in sometime, but I would love to
> >> work on this project more.  I just need to know what to do.
> >>
> >> If I'm being honest, I am still a bit upset that the last redbull
> project
> >> was scrapped, but I do understand it.  These projects are why I joined!
> For
> >> them to disappear, I feel that my time, effort, and money for the
> project
> >> are wasted.  My main reason for wanting a bigger space is to have a
> "trophy
> >> area" were the best of our work as a group can be displayed.  It's my
> hope
> >> that having a trophy area will encourage group projects and add value
> to our
> >> membership.
> >>
> >> Anyway, I'll stop ranting now. I don't want it to go, but if it has to
> for
> >> the good of the organization I will understand.
> >>
> >> Kass
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> On Oct 22, 2013, at 7:44 AM, Ben Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm still interested in contributing/assisting with the shooting range.
>  I
> >> had no idea anyone was working on it; if there's been a post to the
> >> discussion group seeking assistance I did not see it.
> >>
> >> I was primarily working on Bob and assumed (from the last volley of
> >> discussions I saw about the range a month ago or so) that the plan was
> >> disassembly of the trailer with the target boards or sub-sets of it
> mounted
> >> somewhere.  If we can keep it together and 'finish' it and take it out
> >> places, that would be the superior outcome.
> >>
> >> Cord, if you and Taper are willing to involve members in continuing work
> >> on this, please let us know.  If you reached out already and I missed
> it,
> >> then I apologize.  I'd really like to do a video w/ this and document it
> >> being used at Blairalley or some other 'hip' and active place.
> >>
> >> Ben
> >>
> >> - Ben
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 7:37 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I appreciate that a lot! There have been a lot of grumbles from a lot
> of
> >>> people over it though...like I said it won't kill the project for me.
> Taper
> >>> can come over to my place...not sure he would...but I would see it
> through.
> >>> If it needs to get gone I would rather do it now that it is a subject
> of
> >>> discussion than continue to annoy people, possibly keeping them from
> doing
> >>> there own projects...
> >>>
> >>> On Oct 22, 2013 7:29 AM, "James Hukill" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I have been one of the ones pushing to see it go as I thought it was
> not
> >>>> being worked on.  Publicly saying sorry for that.  You should not feel
> >>>> harassed about any project you are working on.
> >>>> So again.. my bad, sorry and I will stop using it as an example of
> >>>> projects taking up space that have gone stale as it has not and you
> have
> >>>> passion for it.  I don't want to kill that passion.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 7:06 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The status of this project is that 90% of the people working on it
> >>>>> abandoned it. Taper and I have been finishing it up, we are 98-99%
> done. We
> >>>>> made considerable investments of time and money and want to see it
> done.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I have offered multiple times to take it to my garage, however if I
> do
> >>>>> the things I consider relevant:
> >>>>> - The only use I have been getting out of my membership is the
> storage
> >>>>> of the target gallery while finishing it up
> >>>>> - I would want to own the target gallery and be able to make
> decisions
> >>>>> about it at that point instead of donating more time and money to
> the shop
> >>>>> if the shop doesn't want it.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I have intended to post to discuss about our progress, but have been
> >>>>> busy and forgot or the updates aren't very interesting.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I feel like no one except me and Taper want the target gallery
> finished
> >>>>> and that I am tired of being harassed about it and that the best
> solution is
> >>>>> for me to take it to my garage and EMS can forget it ever existed...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am unwilling to tear it down, I want to see it completed, even if I
> >>>>> have to do it alone.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Cord
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Rick Osgood <
> EMAIL HIDDEN>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> What's the status of this project?  It's been about six months since
> >>>>>> the competition ended and it's still taking up a lot of useful
> space in the
> >>>>>> shop.  We keep talking about getting a bigger space and recently in
> the
> >>>>>> other thread there was talk about raising dues.  But if we can use
> our
> >>>>>> current space more efficiently we might be able to get more done
> with less
> >>>>>> in the meantime.
> >>>>>>
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