Fundraising

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We should avoid competing with local businesses and groups and instead offer unique products and services while supporting them.

For some of these product ideas may be dangerous if used incorrectly... insurance, waiver, or something required?

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[edit] Methods

[edit] Dues

$20 a month?

Teaching classes or running fundraisers can be counted against dues

[edit] Kickstarter

[edit] Maker Faire/Hamfest

[edit] Booth

Rent the booth as a Non-Profit under AEDC. This reduces or negates the cost in many cases.

Artwalk

Indiemade Craft Market

Music Fest (August 14-15, 2011)

Allentown Fair Agri~Plex Expo Center

Celtic Fling (September 23-25, 2011)

Mayfair

Allentown Market-Pro Computer Show (end of January?)

Radio Shack (Preferably in a mall for increased foot traffic)

Farmers/Flea Markets

[edit] Donations

AEDC could probably act as a pass through for MLV, thus donations could be written off.

[edit] Craft Store

Etsy Shop?

[edit] Grants

[edit] Products

Many of these can be offered as education kits (Ok, some might not be so educational as just plain fun).

[edit] Abe Blinkin'

Blinky Bugs


[edit] For those that take better care of their pets (*raises hand*)

Blinking Dog Collars

Automatic Dog/cat feeder

Dog Safety Vests


[edit] Noise Makers

Drawdio Pencils

Cracker Box Amps

Atari Punk Console

[edit] 3D

Army Man of You

aka. Be Your Own Souvenir, Instant Action Figure

Requires a 3D printer, some cameras, a computer, modeling software, ...

If printing takes too long, it can be mailed to them, however, it seems that they were printing them for take home.

blablalab is planning to release the documentation and code.

Articles: notcot boingboing

[edit] Signature

Instant custom stamps

Instant custom routed Signs

Instant custom Dice

[edit] Spy Gear

Book with hidden compartment

[edit] Smart Home

Sump Pump Monitor/Alert

Electricity Usage

Security Camera

[edit] Camera Hacks

Motion Sensitive triggers

Pin hole cameras

[edit] POV

Bike Spoke

Fan

Clock

[edit] Wearables

USB Drives

iPod sleeve controls

Tron gear


[edit] Powered by Android

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/06/android-adk-powered-ball-maze.html

[edit] BBQ

Sous Vide cookers

Potato guns

Water Rockets

[edit] Bikes

Leather dog pull harness

Armored Bike Tires

[edit] Remote Control

Vehicles

Submersibles

Flyers

[edit] Get yer' Motors Runnin'

Electric vehicles

Go karts


[edit] Services

[edit] Classes/Tutoring

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Programming

Electronics

Woodworking

Microcontrollers

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