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Founding Members Day: Makerspace soft-launch

Huge News, everyone!

Capital District Makerspace and Tech Valley Center of Gravity are joining forces!  To celebrate and kick off this new partnership, we are holding a joint kick-off event at our new space in Troy.

There will be presentations and open discussions on how to equip and run the new organization.  We will also officially begin accepting memberships, and those who purchase full memberships this day will qualify for "founding member" status, with their names to live on in plaque and song!  [NEW] There will also be a member-number auction, so if you want an elusive single digit, or have your eye on "42", this is your chance!

Don't worry about Troy parking, our space is IN the largest parking garage in the city!

There are lots more details to come. You can stay on top of them at the main event announcement at: http://capitaldistrictmakerspace.org/node/293

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  • Gary N.

    Very inspiring concept--just went on a bit long without geting to action. I have some comments on fee structure I will discuss privately.

    February 10, 2013

  • Thomas T.

    I don't have enough superlatives to cover how outstanding today has been. Even by remote, it was fantastic and I can't wait to meet all the new people in the next few weeks. We're going to make amazing things together!

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • Edward C.

      Now name tags. {^_^} I have an idea, but we need the ³D printer first.

      February 10, 2013

    • Joseph L.

      I have one and about half a second 3d printer. I would be happy to knock out some prototypes if you don't want to wait. I am also curious what I can do to help out this month. As an almost full time student I have many free hours M,W,F and weekends.

      February 10, 2013

  • bob b.

    Incredibly exciting day. I'm very enthused thinking about all the great things folks will make and the great people I've met so far!

    February 9, 2013

  • Edward C.

    From what I heard, 55 founding members. What was the head count?

    February 9, 2013

  • Blaise H.

    Don't let the snow scare you off, folks! Remember, we're *inside* a garage that has free parking nights and weekends, so you can drive in, park, and stay completely dry!

    February 8, 2013

    • Edward C.

      I'm wondering how big the crowd would have been if the weather was nice.

      February 9, 2013

  • Edward C.

    Again the power of the need for a makerspace was underestimated. {^_^}

    February 9, 2013

  • Kevin T

    Great showing! At one point it was standing room only. Despite being stranded on the west coast, Tom still webcam'd in. At the auction there was a little bit of a rivalry between him and Bob for Member #1. He was eventually outbid by Bob, but in the end Bob graciously gave the honor to Tom.

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Joseph L.

    Great turnout and an exciting future ahead!

    1 · February 9, 2013

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