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Create a sign for the space. The sign can be for anything on any subject.
You can make it out of anything you want, printed poster, laser cut wood, yarn, recycled computer components, Coroplast, sparkles, macaroni pictures, pipe cleaners, zap-straps, a monitor connected to a Raspberry PI. Ferrofluid with electric magnets that displays the last tweet.
It doesn’t even have to be physical it could be a graphic that we can use for the website or a banner for the forms, or categories in the forums,
At the space, there is a TV. One night while @TyIsI, @laftho and @funvill were drinking we came up with the idea that, it would awesome if we could display images on the TV from the VHS IRC channel. @funvill wired up the a raspberry pi to the TV and installed node and other software. @TyIsI configured the Rpi to automatically download code from the VHSTV github repo. and @laftho created a node.js project that would update the a webpage when a IRC bot was sent a url. The whole process from start to finish took about ~2 hrs while we enjoyed a healthy amount of beer at the space.
Proof of work
Reply to this thread with a picture of your sign, and where you put it.
- The “Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign” badge - This badge is given to people that complete VHS Homework Assignment #2
- Magical, invisible, social credit from the people at VHS, for doing awesome things!
The person with the most “liked” or the “best” story will receive a special prize provided by @funvill. (Probably a mystery dev board) The dev board will be awarded on Nov 11th
[Q] Can I submit multiple times?
[A] Yes, but make a different sign each time.
[Q] Can I still submit a sign after Nov 11th?
[A] Yes and you will receive the badge and the social credit.
[Q] What if I am not a VHS member?
[A] We accept submissions from everyone, even if you are not a VHS member.
[Q] My sign is big, really really big, like 8 city blocks big.
[A] Thats awesome! maybe ask one of the Quadcopter people to take a picture of it from up high, or wait till google earth sends a satellite overtop.
[Q] My sign is small, really really small, like 8 μM small
[A] Thats awesome! we have a 60x microscope at the space and one of our members has an electron microscope to do even smaller pictures.
[Q] My sign is metaphor for the way we live out life in this consumer culture, and does not exist in this physical realm
[A] Do you have a picture of it… no? not a sign
[Q] My sign will cost $100s of dollars to make, Can you pay for it or can I get reimbursed for the cost?
[A] Nope !
[Q] Someone already made a sign for the sign I was going to make, mine is better !
[A] Have you talked to the person about it yet? Maybe you can come to a compromise and figure it out.
[Q] I am offended by someone’s sexist, racist, homophobia, classism, hate speech, religious, adult (18+), propaganda sign
[A] Have you talked to the person about it yet? maybe they didn’t realize what they are doing. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them send a message to the Board of Directors. Also see VHS Principles of Unity