Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Clan and Stronghold Regions => Canada => USA & Canada => Wasu'ran Clan => Topic started by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 04, 2016, 07:44 PM

Title: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 04, 2016, 07:44 PM
Serious question time.    Do we want to look into a booth for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire?   Could be a great way to meet geeky people who like to build things.  Alternatively, or in addition, we could host a presentation on armor building.

http://makerfaire.ca/2016-call-for-makers/

A booth for a non-profit would be $60+GST.   I can look into borrowing/renting the 501st photo backdrop and have a charity photo booth as well if there is interest, or if anyone knows someone with access to a nice large-format printer they might be able to print us our very own photobooth backdrop  :P :kiss:


Rostered:

Myself
ParadoxDJ
Gnar-Gnar
GardenGeek
Tylek Ren
Bassplaya
Faja66
Title: Re: Vancouver Maker Faire - Interest Poll
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 04, 2016, 07:49 PM
Also, we could totally do a kid's "build a mando helmet" workshop with paper plates and posterboard...
Title: Re: Vancouver Maker Faire - Interest Poll
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Feb 04, 2016, 11:57 PM
I think this a great idea! I'd be willing to chip in a bit for the booth.
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: GardenGeek on Feb 05, 2016, 01:14 AM
Would love to help any way I could :)
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: bassplaya on Feb 05, 2016, 12:06 PM
Hmmm maker fair... Would he a good chance to show off what I got done so far. Definitely interested
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 05, 2016, 02:18 PM
Alright.   I will get in touch and maybe see if they can work a special price for a non-profit and/or throw in some extra admission  passes.   A booth comes with 2 IIRC.  I have no problem with showing off parts of an unofficial kit but have to ask only official kits be worn.  So we can set up a display of helmets and armor parts, no problem.
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Feb 06, 2016, 01:52 AM
This is going to be so rad!
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Mar 13, 2016, 12:10 PM
Forgot to update: I submitted the booth request, short panel on building armor for the grown ups, and a time slot for the kids "Build a Mando" workshop request a while back.  Will update as I know more.
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Mar 14, 2016, 05:21 AM
Thanks Zoph!

What do you all  think about going over a piece of the costume and detailing out the processes involved. Like laser cutting Sintra for gaunt, lathe for the darts, 3D printing greeblies, installing electronics, and then have a pair of gauntlets, one finished and another just the raw parts before assembly?
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Mar 14, 2016, 05:47 PM
as in a timelapse video or a booklet with step by step pictures or make 20 of the same item and stop one at each step so they can physically see the progress or???

Thanks Zoph!

What do you all  think about going over a piece of the costume and detailing out the processes involved. Like laser cutting Sintra for gaunt, lathe for the darts, 3D printing greeblies, installing electronics, and then have a pair of gauntlets, one finished and another just the raw parts before assembly?
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Mar 15, 2016, 02:30 PM
i was thinking making a pair of gauntlets, one fuller assembled and painted, the other just the parts, with the process for making the part labeled
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Mar 18, 2016, 11:10 PM
Mark your calendars, vode.   We got accepted for a booth    I'll be talking to them about what exactly that can involve, but what i would like to do is a photobooth for charity, a kids "Build-a-Boba" workshop using cardstock, and an armor making panel/talk for the "grownups".
Title: Re: Interest Poll - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Mar 19, 2016, 12:03 AM
Mark your calendars, vode.   We got accepted for a booth    I'll be talking to them about what exactly that can involve, but what i would like to do is a photobooth for charity, a kids "Build-a-Boba" workshop using cardstock, and an armor making panel/talk for the "grownups".

I can make an accurate miniature model of our booth for our booth, showing the construction of it?
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on May 13, 2016, 12:52 AM
I had to submit the crew list for the event tonight so I have the following rostered.   If I missed someone, or if you have to back out, please let me know.   Now that In-CON is over we can start focusing on planning this.   One month away!

Rostered:

Myself
ParadoxDJ
Gnar-Gnar
GardenGeek
Tylek Ren
Bassplaya
Faja66

They are pre-selling event shirts to booth folks for $10 ($15 at the event) if you are interested.   No photos of the design yet, but you can order it here (http://makerfaire.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a641c37f4de4ddb20fe789e1&id=0e2c6401f0&e=e248e06fe6) and pick up at the event
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: GardenGeek on May 13, 2016, 08:23 PM
Can you PM interested parties the maker ID?  Pre-order deadline is tonight at mid-night!!
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on May 13, 2016, 09:20 PM
M16-29 is our maker ID.   Sorry about that.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: GardenGeek on May 14, 2016, 04:52 AM
I ordered in time! Yay!
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: faja66 on May 19, 2016, 12:15 PM
 Hey all!
Im 100 percent in! i can also take pics a video again. My kit will be complete by then and hopfully an official member!
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on May 29, 2016, 03:27 PM
In case anyone missed it and still wants one, they re-opened the pre-order for Maker Faire shirts at the discounted rate "due to popular demand".   Our maker ID is M16-29

http://makerfaire.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a641c37f4de4ddb20fe789e1&id=1d4336d7a8&e=e248e06fe6
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on May 29, 2016, 11:52 PM
Sorry for the double-post.   I just got confirmation from the event coordinator.  Our load-in time is Friday June 10th from noon to 2:00.  David will be taking point on setup since I have to work and Matt is in class that afternoon.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on May 30, 2016, 02:37 AM
Excellent, thanks for taking lead David!

I'll try my best to be there to help, it will depend on work. I'm already in a bit of trouble for taking Wednesday off to troop with the 501st.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: faja66 on Jun 03, 2016, 01:41 PM
 OK 1 more week till Maker Fair! woo woo. Im going to have everyone over at my place on sunday, and monday. We can do some work on the booth. Please let me know who is attending.
thanks
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Jun 05, 2016, 01:07 PM
Everyone please fill out the time sheet  (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-m3pl7Y3fjdICYr_aq0HkdTI3wHUUGCt5oEF-Eor83I/edit?usp=sharing)to schedule blocks at your earliest convenience.   We have a lot of different concurrent activities this time around and we'll need some sort of schedule to make sure everyone gets to enjoy the event.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Jun 06, 2016, 01:10 AM
signed up for some time things
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Jun 06, 2016, 03:24 AM
Gratzi.   I got in touch with Draco Mac tonight and he'll be joining us too.  6 OMs, 1 probie, and 1 UM for the event.  Awesome turnout.  Can't wait to see you all there.

Also, this is a rare opportunity where I want to encourage you all to bring unfinished props and parts out.   The whole point of the event is basically a huge, geeky Show and Tell so i'd like to have some "works in progress" since most people there are makers/builders and they'll appreciate it.  We can have designated "hands on" area at the booth if anyone wants, but the tables and displays will be labeled "don't touch" by default.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Tylek Ren on Jun 06, 2016, 12:03 PM
I can bring a semi glassed helmet and my crusader one. I may even put together a little picture book for the crusader one. Do you want any materials or anything brought as well?
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Jun 06, 2016, 02:08 PM
Sure, if you want to bring some scrap 6mm and 3mm sintra, maybe?  Sounds reasonable.
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: bassplaya on Jun 08, 2016, 04:20 PM
I've got a partially complete blaster and thermal detonator I can bring out as well. I'm not done my suit but I have got my helmet 100 percent, so I'll bring that out. I still need to sign up for times as well just trying to figure how to post it
Title: Re: EVENT - Vancouver Maker Faire - June 11 & 12, 2016
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Jun 09, 2016, 01:48 PM
I have different stage trophy sabers as well