[MakeLV] Science Fair preparations
saxywolf at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 11:44:41 EDT 2012
Would you rather us plug Hive4A or AEDC (or both) where possible? I'm
guessing you have some signs/posters, correct?
By the "back corner" I assume you are talking about the back right behind
Would there actually be enough room since it is only 4' wide? Does the
scanning need a flat and/or static and/or special colored background or
just a background that is far enough away? I was thinking that we could
have the person spin in a chair out front... make other people see them. I
doubt we'd have trouble asking people to step back for a minute. Plus
it'll draw attention.
Really? A Donation for the extruded plastic? Don't we want to tout how
cheap the material is? I'm all for asking for a donation, but not for the
plastic. :) We could do nameplates... I just thought the 2d barcode would
be geekier techy. I imagine something like what I attached (Though I
imagined it less complex for so little text).
Actually Chris collects the bottles. However, I'm sure he wouldn't have
anything since he had to discard a lot of his collection a couple years ago
and only keep the better stuff and none of what he has is very big (and
most is pre-1900). We picked up a few more junk bottles, but they are
small or quite broken. There's a bottle show on Sunday...
What about cutting a slit in the top of a monitor? Maybe one of those
iMacs? Or in the top of a computer tower? It could even be a working
computer. (Though preferably one that has airflow to keep it cool sectioned
off... don't want the donations to literally go up in smoke!)
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Josiah Ritchie <josiah at josiahritchie.com>wrote:
> I think AEDC would prefer that we highlight Hive 4A over AEDC. I think
> expressing that appreciation is a good idea. :-)
> Tony will be likely using most of the back corner for scanning. In fact,
> we need to get an office chair for people to sit and spin in so he can scan
> them. He said 8' will be plenty for his needs table space wise. I got the
> impression that there may even be a little room to spread other things
> into. (Tony, holler if I'm misrepresenting that.)
> I haven't heard if Dave is planning on having his MakerBot in our booth or
> elsewhere yet. He would probably be a good one to talk with concerning 3D
> barcodes or maybe get the Hive 4A logo printed out a few times to show off.
> I've seen that 2D to 3D sort of thing done with text, I don't know about
> doing it easily with images. Perhaps nameplates could work. We'd want to
> suggest a donation for the extruded plastic like we are the soldering to
> recoup costs.
> That reminds me, we need a donation jar or something like that which isn't
> easy to reach into and take stuff out. Ellis, do you have any of that PVC
> that we could make a tube out of into a funnel into a big jar? Might you
> have an appropriate jar in your bottle collection that isn't worth an
> significant money? Perhaps I'm showing my ignorance of the activity of
> bottle collecting.
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Ellis Farmer <saxywolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have the following plastic tables from Sam's club:
>> 4'x2' adjustable height
>> 6'x2.5' @ 29" high
>> I'll bring the 4'x2' one on Saturday. It couldn't hurt to bring a second
>> one though. We could make it double wide or set it up in the back right
>> corner for an out of reach display.
>> I have a spare 18"(?) lcd screen I don't mind lugging in. It could just
>> be used to display what someone is doing on a laptop.
>> Do we have a sign or something that says: "Sponsored and Made Possible By
>> the AEDC" or something? I realize we will be sharing table space, but
>> still. It would be good to show our thanks and good advertising.
>> I do have a light jar working. I keep it on the table on my porch.
>> However, it doesn't look good when in the light and honestly it isn't
>> incredibly bright even at night. While it can make the jar glow (I still
>> haven't found a good way to do the frosting so I have colored glass in the
>> jar), it isn't much good at providing light for walking except on very dark
>> nights. BTW, the light jar materials in the space are for anyone to use.
>> I was thinking about the 3D printer(s) being more interactive... What if
>> we let them generate a 3d barcode image, convert the image into a simple 3d
>> shape (preferably in some automated way... is there a script or SketchUp
>> plugin to transform a B&W image into a raised object?), and then set the
>> printer to print (with assistance as needed of course). Then they can
>> paint the raised portion with a black marker or paint and glue a backing
>> pin on the back if they want to wear it.
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Josiah Ritchie <
>> josiah at josiahritchie.com> wrote:
>>> Here are some sources for pictures & video...
>>> My MakeLV Album of Pictures:
>>> Make Lehigh Valley on YouTube:
>>> MakeLV Wiki Files:
>>> Facebook's quality can be rough so if you can get original stuff instead
>>> it would be better.
>>> MakeLV Photos on Facebook:
>>> Hive 4A Photos on Facebook: (wouldn't hurt to have some of the
>>> co-working stuff)
>>> Scott would be a good source for Pinhole photography photos. I think he
>>> had some online somewhere, but I'm not sure where.
>>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM, Mr Thomas Rumpf <tronwizard at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>>> I have a 3.0GHz P4, 320GB HD, 2GB ram, running XP with dual VGA and an
>>>> S-video output, will bring Thursday for use with the 27" TV we have to try
>>>> to develop a display item for the fair. Looking for project videos and
>>>> pictures for display. I believe we can also use it for software
>>>> demonstration if needed.
>>>> Will bring some of my irons to see which are suitable for the soldering
>>>> Parts have arrived for Bright Cane and CNC printed circuit board
>>>> project, if all goes as planned I should have first prototypes of each for
>>>> T. R.
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