[EMS Discuss] Target shooting range?

Cord Slatton EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Oct 24 12:36:15 PDT 2013


I like the idea of a build-a-thon, but barely have time for the work on the
project I am doing now.

We should schedule another build time and catch up on what needs to be
done, create a public task list...


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> 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 <
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>> >>>>> 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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