Maker Faire 2012
 is May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. If you'd like to help set up/run the booth this year, please add your contact info below. NB should be getting several free passes for volunteers who work at least a 4-hour shift. First come, first served!
Projects/Items Displayed in the Booth
Lead Contact: Rameen
Description: Kombucha samples were a big hit last year; people spent hours asking me about it and listening to descriptions and brewing instructions etc. Maybe we could make a more visually appealing version of that. Also, people loved seeing our distiller. Having something tangible to give to give or to do is most memorable, I think.
I think we should put some focus into our set-up and make our booth look really amazing this year!
Lead Contact: Christopher
Description: Spacebridge will be displaying their payload items (radio, tracking devices, flight computer, camera, etc) and payload buses. Above our booth, we will have a 30 foot weather balloon filled with helium to demonstrate how we loft our payloads. Tethered to the weather balloon will be a video camera and radio transmitter broadcasting a top view of the display floor. We will also have a projector displaying images from our flight and the live video feed from our camera attacked to the balloon.
Requirements: We will need 1 table to display the items, power outlets to run a laptop, a projector, the the radio receiver. We will also need the booth to be placed in an indoor location that has a ceiling above 30 feed (any of the main halls will be fine).
Project: Bio Hacking
Lead Contact: Rolf/Otute/Alan
Description: Last year we had a bio-themed table that was quite popular. We basically want to do this again, but with a few new things to show.
Otute and I hope to have a new version of the BioBoard to show off. This time it should actually be doing something. We want microscopes.
In addition, we would like to have a "dark" tent nearby where people can come in to see bioluminescent mushrooms.
Definitely some overlap with what Rameen is describing above and maybe the two could be combined. Serving Kombucha last year was really popular.
Requirements: We need 1 table to display the items, and the usual of power outlets and chairs. Of course, it must be indoors.
For the dark tent, we would have to design and build a small structure to hold up some black fabric, and where a few people at a time
can walk in.
Other Items to Bring
- NB flyers
- NB stickers
- NB t-shirts?
Volunteer Sign-up And Time Scheduling!
After adding your name and time slot, please email me (cclinco AT gmail DOT com) as soon as you can with the following information:
1) The name (first and last) you want to give to the Maker Faire people when you arrive for your free "credentials"
(as they're calling the passes for volunteers). 2) When you want to start working your 4 hour shift.
Folks who want to help staff the booth:
Setup Friday May 18th
Setup times for the venue: 10am-8pm
(Note: this is tentative... because of Education Day on Friday morning, we may have to do some setup on Thurs evening)
Set-up Saturday May 19th
Set-up times: Saturday, May 19 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Event Saturday May 19th
Event Sunday May 20th
Take down Sunday May 20th
If you have a car that can transport projects, please state so
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