[MakeLV] Science Festival plans: Looking Good...
david at davincisciencecenter.org
Wed Apr 4 16:21:31 EDT 2012
I'm actually planning to bring my MakerBot and have it running a good chunk
of the day. It can go in the Make LV booth, or I can put it in Da Vinci's
booth, if we are running short of space. I believe the booths are 10x10,
and I can bring a card table or two if we need more table space.
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Josiah Ritchie <josiah at josiahritchie.com>wrote:
> Tony, that'd be awesome! You are totally invited to be there and share 3D
> scanning and printing. I was actually thinking about poking Dave to see if
> he could bring his MakerBot out, but it sounds like we can skip that.
> I'm sure 3D stuff would be a great hit and I'll be first in line to donate
> my head for science! ... well, to get it scanned anyway... You can only
> keep the copy.
> I don't know about the indoor or outdoor component. The Agri-Plex has
> options for both I think, but I'd expect indoors since we're requesting
> power. I'll double check with Karen who is listed as the contact.
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Tony Buser <tbuser at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, I tried to get MakerBot to be a sponsor, but it kind of fell
>> through. However, I'd like to personally bring my MakerBot if you guys
>> have room? Perhaps I could show 3D scanning people using a Kinect (is it
>> indoors? I know the kinect has trouble with sunlight). See:
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Josiah Ritchie <josiah at josiahritchie.com>wrote:
>>> MakeLV @ the Science Festival is looking really good.
>>> *If you would like to be involved, there are a few opportunities below.*
>>> This will be a great chance to become visible in the community. This
>>> Thursday (tomorrow) we will have a mock-up of the booth.
>>> *What we have: *
>>> - booth space that can fit an 8' table. Dimensions are uncertain.
>>> - A blinky Hive4a sign (Thanks Jim!)
>>> - Plans to teach soldering (Using the MakerShed kit, Thank Jim &
>>> - Passing out information on soldering
>>> - A few people to man the booth
>>> - Tables and power
>>> - Camera to show soldering in the background
>>> - Setup ED (http://projects.josiahritchie.com/projects/ed) for folks
>>> to play with.
>>> Dave sent out the flyer or you can see it on the blog:
>>> The Exhibitor Guide is also available:
>>> This states that we have an 8-foot table, 2 chairs and a booth with three
>>> sides. Matthew is getting two booths and this space he is sharing with us.
>>> I have some fold-up tables that could be contributed to the purpose. We
>>> should have electricity and Internet access (I believe we asked for that.)
>>> *What we need **(if you can help with one of these, please let us know)*
>>> - More small demos to put around and show what's going on. (see
>>> Project Ideas below)
>>> - More people to hang around the table for an hour or longer between
>>> 10am and 4pm.
>>> - A system to schedule people to get in on the soldering tutorial.
>>> - A method of taking payments for the soldering tutorial.
>>> - A card or something small with our website on it to give people
>>> who come by. (Dan's Camera?)
>>> - Equipment check - make sure we have everything to safely teach
>>> soldering classes.
>>> *Project Ideas*
>>> If you would like to create a simple interactive something, but don't
>>> have any ideas, here are some I don't expect to have time to implement...
>>> - Fiber Optics: I have a sturdy fiber optic cable that visibly
>>> passes light, some strong colorful LEDs setup to shine color through or a
>>> small color screen that folks could hold one end of the fiber up to then
>>> see it come out the other would show off fiber tech.
>>> - Conductivity: A simple circuit to trigger a light with a variety
>>> of materials to test for conductivity. Will it light if I put a feather, a
>>> spoon, wood, rubber and other things in the circuit.
>>> - I have code for an Arduino and a number pad from an electronic
>>> battleship game that makes lots of tunes on a piezo. I don't have an
>>> Arduino that is free at the moment. I also don't have a sturdy enough case
>>> to put this on display.
>>> - Resistor Demo: A simple circuit that would enable people to swap
>>> out resistors in one place to see how it impacted the brightness of an LED
>>> - Lemon Battery
>>> - Home-made Electro magnet
>>> - Photoresistor: A simple circuit to light up an LED according to
>>> how much resistance a photoresistor provides - maybe one of the 555
>>> circuits that we did earlier could be adapted to this to be even a bit more
>>> - Solar Power: Something based on solar power could hit a trending
>>> interest. This could be as easy as having one of the solar lights in the
>>> space torn apart and laid out with some labels to explain how it works.
>>> - Your Idea: If you have something that hits your fancy, I'm all for
>>> - Astronomy: (Chris Callie?)
>>> - Chemistry:
>>> *People to Attend the Booth*
>>> I'm shamelessly stealing this from Ellis' earlier email... The event is
>>> on April 14th (10a-4p).
>>> Please respond if you can commit to being there. We will need 3+ people
>>> there at a time so we can also rotate wandering around the event itself.
>>> If you wish to volunteer for a shift, please specify one of the following
>>> (1/2 hour extra for setup and take down):
>>> 1/3 day Shift: 9:30-12, 12-2, 2-4:30
>>> 1/2 day Shift: 9:30-1, 1-4:30
>>> This information will be kept up-to-date on the wiki:
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