Maker Faire 2012

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Map of where the Noisebridge booth is

Noisebridge booth[edit | edit source]

We made it to Maker Faire! The Kombucha didn't happen but Spacebridge and the Bio Hacking plus Mushrooms did! Thanks to all the people that helped set up beforehand and did booth duty with us. The info below is old, but left here for reference.

[1] 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[edit | edit source]

Project: Kombucha
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!


Project: Spacebridge
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/Mindy/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.

Project: Plotter
Lead Contact: Casey / Miloh
Description: A plotter that plots what you tweet at it. It might draw things, if I can get OpenCV working
Requirements: Two power outlets, internet.

Other Items to Bring[edit | edit source]

  • NB flyers
  • NB stickers
  • NB t-shirts?
  • 3d printer! they attract a lot of attention!
  • Plotter. It is a robot that draws things

Volunteer Sign-up And Time Scheduling![edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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)

1) Christopher Lincoln (I can get to NB at 6ish)
2) Paul Suliin (I can give 2-3 hours any time after noon.)Psuliin 04:02, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
3) Rolf (I will be there for Education Day)
4) rubin110 (earlier the better)
5) nils
6) Mindy C (bio-hacking table)
7) Mariko Miyakawa (I can be there after 5)

Set-up Saturday May 19th[edit | edit source]

Set-up times: Saturday, May 19 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

1) Christopher Lincoln
2) Keith Dreibelbis
3) Julia- (
6) Danny (I can get down before 10AM, but not at 7.30am!)

Event Saturday May 19th[edit | edit source]

1) Christopher Lincoln
2) Danny O'Brien Malaclyps
3) Paul Suliin Psuliin
4) Liz Henry lizzard
5) Alan Rockefeller User:AlanRockefeller
6) Shalaco
7) julia
8) Casey
9) Mariko Miyakawa

Event Sunday May 20th[edit | edit source]

1) Christopher Lincoln
2) Timothy Evans
3) Jessica Barrog (I am already signed up as a volunteer at Maker Faire, but I would be honored to volunteer at this booth if the scheduling works out.)
4) Otute (bio-hacking table)
5) Casey
6) rubin110

Take down Sunday May 20th[edit | edit source]

If you have a car that can transport projects, please state so

1) Christopher Lincoln
2) Jessica Barrog

Members with Booths at Maker Faire[edit | edit source]

"Going to Maker Faire with another group? Let us know where you'll be!"