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Special Meeting and Lunch (Discussion of Maker Faire NC Plans for June)

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Attention all Alamance Makers Guild members (or other interested local folks) who wish to exhibit with us at Maker Faire NC in Raleigh on June 15th.

We will be holding a planning session over lunch at Grill Worx in Graham NC to discuss our exhibit plans. Bob Gusek and I (Ben Harris) will be coordinating this effort.

I'm hoping that we can get a 20x20 booth space again this year, plus space outside if needed.

We have three goals for this event:

1) Hands-on, interactive, and educational exhibits, displays, demonstrations that will inspire the public to make their own projects, or further their own knowledge.

2) Promote the Alamance Makers Guild and get more folks to become fans of our page, follow us on twitter, come to our meetings, join our group, and help us with our goals of an eventual maker space.

3) Promote the 2013 Burlington Mini Maker Faire to be held in the fall of 2013, to get the public to come out to our event, and to recruit exhibitors and exhibits for our show.

We have signs from last year's event (thanks to Steve Reinhart) and other resources we can bring to make a really cool booth that shows off the kinds of things we do with the Alamance Makers Guild.

Our goal after the meeting is to have a list of exhibitors/exhibits a safety plan, electrical plan, and a proposal for the use of the space so that we can coordinate with the MFNC staff to get our space. Bob and I will then take care of the paperwork and details.

If you can not attend this event but DO want to exhibit with us in Raleigh on June 15th then please contact Ben Harris at [masked] or at[masked] and let me know what you want to bring as a project, demo, or interactive exhibit.

By exhibiting together we continue to grow our own community of makers, promote the Alamance Makers Guild, and its also good because you have free time to go out and meet other makers and see the show (vs. having to man your own booth alone for the entire show).

So far I know that I want to exhibit my efforts with Harris Educational showing off science kits and experiments + the new EV Challenge Troubleshooting Board... I plan to see if the public can troubleshoot a problem with a typical electrical vehicle circuit.

I know Bob has mentioned doing 3D printing and also has robotics and other projects he can bring and show.

Others have mentioned wood working projects, glass making projects, blacksmith projects... we'd love to have John back with his latest retro computer programs. Would also love to have more interactive "make something-take something home" kind of projects. Not to mention Jim Branley's Tesla Coil... and hey could we get the Moss Family to bring their coil too!? Aperture Science what about bringing the robot? What about all the cool projects Danny has been doing... we've got a lot to draw from!

If you've not been to Grill Worx before, they have great food, a wide menu, and are very affordable.

Please RSVP (along with the number of folks that are coming with you) and we'll make this another great MFNC exhibit!