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?
$20 a month?
Teaching classes or running fundraisers can be counted against dues
- Start with a product that will help make other products
- Choosing something not too expensive will help get things moving while making contributions seem that much more important
- This can be in addition to other efforts
 Maker Faire/Hamfest
Rent the booth as a Non-Profit under AEDC. This reduces or negates the cost in many cases.
Indiemade Craft Market
Music Fest (August 14-15, 2011)
Allentown Fair Agri~Plex Expo Center
Celtic Fling (September 23-25, 2011)
Allentown Market-Pro Computer Show (end of January?)
Radio Shack (Preferably in a mall for increased foot traffic)
AEDC could probably act as a pass through for MLV, thus donations could be written off.
 Craft Store
Many of these can be offered as education kits (Ok, some might not be so educational as just plain fun).
 For those that take better care of their pets (*raises hand*)
Blinking Dog Collars
Automatic Dog/cat feeder
Dog Safety Vests
 Noise Makers
Cracker Box Amps
Atari Punk Console
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.
Instant custom stamps
Instant custom routed Signs
Instant custom Dice
 Spy Gear
Book with hidden compartment
 Smart Home
Sump Pump Monitor/Alert
 Camera Hacks
Motion Sensitive triggers
Pin hole cameras
iPod sleeve controls
 Powered by Android
Sous Vide cookers
Leather dog pull harness
Armored Bike Tires
 Remote Control
 Get yer' Motors Runnin'