Talk:Open House 2011

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Planning goes here...

Promoting The Event

Here's some copy that can be sent out to various people and news organizations:

The Dallas Makerspace will be holding our 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, November 5th. The event will run from 1pm until about midnight at our new location; 2995 Ladybird Lane, one block east of Walnut Hill Station. There will be food, cool projects, classes, contests and prizes, including a chance to win a year membership to the Dallas Makerspace (worth $600).

Our members will be showing off various projects they have created, such as:

StarWars R2D2 replica, 1:1 scale, made from metal
Near Space Balloon -
Found Art Robots -
Traveling Arc -

We also have a number of demonstrations/classes planned, for example:

Cutting various things with our CNC Laser, such as keychains.
The North Texas Electric Auto Association will be demoing some of their custom built electric cars.
Vintage, toy, and lomo Cameras / Photography exhibit, and tours of our fully functional dark room.
Learn to solder, where you will make a blinking robot badge that you get to keep.
MacGyver Electronics, try to solve various puzzles with limited resources and win prizes!

The Dallas Makerspace is a membership based, not-for-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory, commonly known as a hackerspace.

We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, creators, and thinkers who work together to collect tools and resources for our membership, whom could not otherwise afford, store, or use them individually.

We use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science and technology, while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within our community.