St. Louis 3D Printing Meetup Group Message Board › Arch Reactor Instructables Event
|A former member||
I am very pleased to announce a new type of event that we are trying this month.
As a hackerspace, our community is often experimenting and building things from our imaginations or from inspiration
given to us from others. One common source of that information is from online
sites that catalog other people's projects and give us a place to start from.
One of the core sites in this category is www.instructables.com
Instructables has been one of my personal favorite websites for many years. A visit to their
page or reading their regular emails has kept me in the loop of what is possible and
just outside what I had personal experience with. They have sort of rocked the diy hacking world
for some time.
There are many similar sites out there, but Instructables is very comprehensive in
it's scope and has one of the largest diy communities anywhere. It is a central place
for people interested in how things work and how to build things to share with each other.
So, it was very exciting to be approached by them to host an event in partnership with
them with the possibility of it being an ongoing series of events.
On May 21st, Arch Reactor will be hosting the very first local Instructables sponsored
"Build Night" This is very similar to the ongoing "Hack Something" nights that we already
host but with some slight differences.
Instructables will be providing for us some materials for this event(some conductive ink pens from www.bareconductive.com)
and paying for pizza for the event. Additionally, they will be promoting this event
including geo-targeted ads on Instructables.com.
In exchange for this generous sponsorship, we will be required to post 3 instructables(online tutorials)
that will be generated from the build night. This will be required for us to have
future sponsored "Build Nights"
Additionally, there is the possibility of ongoing sponsorship(http://www.instructab...)
If we post 10 high-quality Instructables we may get a 3D printer,
Laser Cutter, CNC Machine, Industrial Sewing Machine,
or Electronics Kit for your space.
Projects don’t have to be made as a group.
Individual projects can be included towards the sponsorship
AKA get people to post new Instructables to count towards sponsorship.
We can even earn brownie points if we post a forum topic about this event with
pictures and we’ll give you more supplies for building or more targeted ads on
Instructables for next month’s build night.
We are very excited to be working with Instructables and can really use everybody's participation
in this event.
The first way you can help is by showing up on the 21st and helping
figure out something interesting to share with the world. If you don't want to do that, or
feel uninspired, you can help your fellow hackers document the projects. Working
together we can make our organization have a higher profile and get some rewards
that will make it easier to do so in the future.
The second way you can help, is by spreading the word to those builders in your life that
don't get out much and haven't experienced Arch Reactor, yet. This is an ideal
event to introduce new diy people to what our organization has to offer.
The third way is to share this message in your social networks or by email to your targetted
friends. Do it in your own words or borrow from this letter. Be careful not to spam your
friends. We want people informed but not annoyed.
These conductive inks are going to be fun to experiment with. Start working on ideas
for things you would like to try on that night. You might check out Instructables.com
for some inspiration.
Thank you for reading this and thank you for your participation.