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Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:42 pm
by twforeman
The Minneapolis Maker Faire is May 14th this year. Applications for makers are being accepted until April 15th. I just learned about it today. ;)

http://makerfairemsp.com/

I'm thinking about carting my S3 to the faire and showing it off if no one else is going to do so already.

I have a few questions though:
  • What should I do to show off the machine? I think actual milling is out of the question due to safety and noise concerns. I could have it just run air-cuts with no bit, but that's boring. I don't know if I can get a drag knife working before the show. I could maybe draw the Carbide 3D logo on business card stock. Thoughts?
  • I have some sample work I can bring to show what the machine is capable of. Maybe instead of a video I could have a slideshow of things people have made? Anybody interested in sending me some photos and we could have a slideshow that everyone could use at Maker Faires?
What do people think about this?

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:45 pm
by WillAdams
Answered over on the Carbide 3D forum...

Well, we did a flier / brochure for the SO2, but never made use of it. http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/images/6/6 ... tlines.pdf --- arguably it should be updated for the SO3.

Drag knife ought to be easy: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... Drag_Knife

Drawing the Carbide 3D logo on a blank business card would be quite cool.

I've tried to put photos of everything I've made in the Projects area: http://www.shapeoko.com/projects/projects.php

- http://www.shapeoko.com/projects/project.php?id=154
- http://www.shapeoko.com/projects/project.php?id=114
- http://www.shapeoko.com/projects/project.php?id=70
- http://www.shapeoko.com/projects/project.php?id=1

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:16 pm
by Jimf
The last maker fair I went to, Shopbot had a machine that made keychains with their logo on it. 2ply sign plastic. They had a plastic safety partition.

One of the most popular exhibits was a 3D printer interactive booth. You were able to draw a simple object and they printed it out on the spot. It was a big hit with the kids.

If you are able to do simple carving like a custom name tag etc, you will be a very busy the entire weekend.

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 pm
by northbear
twforeman wrote:The Minneapolis Maker Faire is May 14th this year. Applications for makers are being accepted until April 15th. I just learned about it today. ;)

http://makerfairemsp.com/

I'm thinking about carting my S3 to the faire and showing it off if no one else is going to do so already.
Thanks for posting this! I was out of town for last years event and was thinking of going this year but had forgotten all about it. If you end up with a booth I will be sure to stop by and say hi!

I admire your willingness to move your machine. Mine is the opposite of portable -- affixed to my workbench which is affixed to my basement wall which is too large (and heavy) to fit up the basement stairwell anyways!
twforeman wrote: I have a few questions though:
  • What should I do to show off the machine? I think actual milling is out of the question due to safety and noise concerns. I could have it just run air-cuts with no bit, but that's boring. I don't know if I can get a drag knife working before the show. I could maybe draw the Carbide 3D logo on business card stock. Thoughts?
  • I have some sample work I can bring to show what the machine is capable of. Maybe instead of a video I could have a slideshow of things people have made? Anybody interested in sending me some photos and we could have a slideshow that everyone could use at Maker Faires?
What do people think about this?
Milling would be the most interesting and fun but I agree with the safety and noise concerns. I think drawing something would be the next best thing. Gives people an idea of what it can do and how it works and it is not too much of a mental leap from from a pen drawing to the router cutting material.

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:02 pm
by twforeman
northbear wrote:I admire your willingness to move your machine. Mine is the opposite of portable -- affixed to my workbench which is affixed to my basement wall which is too large (and heavy) to fit up the basement stairwell anyways!
Mine is sort of portable. I actually added handle holes to the sides of the torsion table when I built it because I knew I'd probably have to move the machine around in my shop occasionally. It usually sits in one place but I did re-arrange the shop a little and it was easy to move.

It is pretty heavy though. :)
northbear wrote:Milling would be the most interesting and fun but I agree with the safety and noise concerns. I think drawing something would be the next best thing. Gives people an idea of what it can do and how it works and it is not too much of a mental leap from from a pen drawing to the router cutting material.
I might get some foam or something and mill that. That's pretty safe. A 3d profile would be impressive. I'd still want some plexiglass shielding though, so maybe I'll just draw things...

Still a little time to think about it.

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:12 pm
by northbear
twforeman,
So did you end up getting a booth at this years MSP Makerfaire?

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:28 pm
by twforeman
Nope. Got no response from Carbide3d about any interest and decided I didn't want to put the time into it.

Maybe next year.

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:39 pm
by northbear
Understand that. Weather forecast says 56 and partly sunny so it looks like they day should be nice.

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:53 pm
by dvdsnyd
Tim, are you going to go just as a visitor though?


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Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:47 am
by twforeman
I doubt it. I have a bunch of stuff around the house I'd like to get done. :)