Open day 2012
Date: Saturday, 26 May Time: 11am - 6pm
We are just starting to organise the 2012 open day. If you've been looking for a way to contribute to Nottinghack, now is a good time to get involved.
See last year's open day 2011 for inspiration.
If you want to get involved but you can't be bothered to edit this wiki then please drop an email to the mailing list discussion here.
Projects that will be on show
These are the projects we will advertise (TBC) . If can prepare or demo any projects on the open day, please let us know or add them here:
|Project||Possible promotional materials||Demonstrator/Organiser*||Confirmed**||Other notes|
|Vending machine||n/a||Daniel||Not yet|
|Stock for Vending machine||Chunky||Not yet||To include: Badge kit, bat detector, POV, Drawdio, joule theif, TV-B-Gone, Xino, Minimus|
|Reprap Prusa||||Lwk||Not yet|
|Arduino demos||Lwk||Not yet|
|LED Matrix||Lwk||Not yet|
|Pedal powered projects||Chunky||Not yet|
|Michael's MAME Machine||Msemtd||Not yet|
|Crafty stuff (details TBC)||Kate||Not yet|
|Colouring-in, for kids of all ages||Kate||Not yet|
|POV Clock||Tim & Dan||Not yet|
|Quadcopter/drone||Tim & Dan||Not yet||Won't be assembled on the day, showing work in progress.|
|Props: Medic costume||Andrew||Not yet|
|Props: Steampunk and vintage cameras||Gmjhowe||Not yet|
|Atari punk console|| ||Gmjhowe||Not yet|
These are things will be ready for the party:
|Party||Promotional photos||Organiser*||Confirmed**||Other notes|
|Music set||Chunky||Not yet||Funk?|
|Music set||Kate||Yes||Nerdcore/random things|
|Punch||Kate||Not yet||So very alcoholic|
- * People who will prepare for the day (or demo this project on the day).
- ** Confirmation that the project will be ready and working on the day. Please confirm, eg: "definitely will be ready", "maybe ready", etc.
Before the day
These people have offered to come on the Wednesday before the open day to help with any last minute preparations, such as cleaning, organising, etc.:
Flyers and posters have been printed and are available in the Blue Room . These are the places where we are distributing promotional materials:
|Destination||Emailed||Flyers delivered||Poster put up||Notes|
|Maplin||Todo (Joe D)|| "maplin won't put up a poster anywhere other than the
staff room, I've asked previously"
|Antenna||Done (Joe D, 20/5/2012)||Done (Joe D, 20/5/2012)||The open day was mentioned in their newsletter (sent out on 21/5/2012).|
|Knit Nottingham||Done (Kate, 20/5/2012)|
|The Bead Shop||Done (Kate, 20/5/2012)|
|Husqvanna||Todo (Joe D)|
|http://www.confetti.uk.com||Done (Joe D, 20/5/2012)|
|the Moot||Done (David H, 17/5/2012)|
|around Roden House|
|1 Thoresby St|
Other suitable places could be: libraries, galleries, museums, craft shops, bike shops, and camera shops.
On the day
Greeters who will welcome newcomers on the day, offer tours, and share membership information. Be warned: people who did this last year say that it was a big job, so they had little time remaining to show off their projects during the day.
Chunky has other projects to bring (to confirm by email)