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Atlanta Makerfaire: Help Needed!

From: Brad N.
Sent on: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:52 PM
The Atlanta Makerfaire is coming up fast.

We even got a shout-out from their web site (and at least one new Meetup member): http://makerfaireatl.com/whats-all-this-talk-about-hackerspaces/, so I think this means we're official.

Here's a link to their current newsletter. there is an Open House event on the 21st that we NEED to be at: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2cc2f0d987355575ae25d8378&id=2519550ece&e=37a52b5693

We have a table at the event and need to make the most of it.

Anyone with a demonstration-worthy project (electronic or otherwise), sound off ASAP. We'll need to clear any safety concerns with the staff by the 21st.

We also need help running the Booth for the day. I'll be there, but I'm only one madman with a couple of barely-used R-Pi's :)
(Side note: I have a handful of Raspberry Pi's available if anyone wants them. $40 each (that's my cost + shipping). Let me know if you want one.)

I did get two donations of home-grown hardware for possible use at the event. Alas, both the builders will be unable to attend:
- An AC powered Electromagnetic ring shooter (courtesy of Science Guy Dan Ankrom). -- Needs a momentary switch and some tweaks (cover for the power switch) to make it safer for table use. Any help would be appreciated.
- A full-size arcade emulator box (keyboard controller and arcade-style hardware) built by Ben Ferrell. MAME on a Pi ??? Or at least a proof of concept.

I'll be putting together a Linux (R-Pi)-based networked Access-control Proof of concept to show off. I'll need some help with the electronics to make it do tricks.

We have business cards to pass out, but that is the current extend of our meatspace marketing efforts.

Let's see if we can't come away from the makerfaire with the connections and momentum to make this really work.

Cheers,
Brad

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