Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is fast approaching, and it is a great opportunity to showcase what we do.
I thought this would be a good opportunity for a bit of a group project / collaboration. I have a few ideas, and am posting here for thoughts, further discussion and collaborators.
One Thing, Many Ways
I'm not sure if VHS has a mascot or not, but the idea would be to find an object or logo and make it as many different ways in the space. Sort of like the frog from the 3D printing training, able to be reproduced using a variety of different techniques (e.g. laser cut, milled, sewed, welded, woodcrafted, etc) The VHS logo could be a good starting point. The concept would be to have each example for display at the booth, or at least have a photo available.
Taking a little inspiration from @Janet's poster, the idea is again based around all the different activities at the space. I was thinking the content would preferably be pictures of people doing the various things. This could be used in the promo video, some sort of interactive screen, or who knows...
Here's my list so far: (Hack, build, repair, fix, learn, teach, serge(?), sew, stitch, brainstorm, code, program, debug, troubleshoot, solder, reflow, design, draw, draft, sketch, print, 3dprint, lase, turn, mill, fold, screenprint, cast, cnc, bikeshed, forge, weld, cut, glue, sand, bend, led (is there a verb for attaching LED's to things?)
Sorta the inverse of the first one. A single machine / gizmo / giveaway comprised of different parts, trying to incorporate as many of the different machines / techniques as possible. (mill, lathe, laser, 3dprinter, pcb, vinyl, welder, forge, fabric, casting, papercraft,
Business Card / Takeaway Machine
Press a button, spits out a business card. At a minimum, I'm imaging some whirring gears, and flashing lights. Maybe take advantage of some sort of inking, or stencil, or
How you can help:
- Brainstorm ideas for gizmos / verbs / mascots
- Do a thing, get a picture of you doing it
- Depending on the desired direction, build something
TLDR: Let's build or capture some stuff that highlights all of the different things people can do at the space. Great for both VMMF and making some dedicated stuff for open houses. Plus, fun.