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The original board of directors who found the Kamloops Makerspace

  • RE: Haunted House Planning 2017

    Is everyone happy with this? If so can I get a full-size file @Vaughn so I can get some printed?

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  • RE: Haunted House Planning 2017

    @Vaughn can you make the bottom solid white where the sponsors are? I think it will add a little balance as they already have white backgrounds. Food and drink available would be nice as well.

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  • RE: Haunted House Planning 2017

    I finally have time to work on this sorry for the delay. I have confirmation from the city for the use of the courthouse. Thank you to everyone who made last year a great success. The effort that went into protecting and cleaning the building resulted in our being invited back. This year we will continue to emphasize the importance of respecting this historic building.

    I appreciate Ideas, however, I reserve the right to veto anything I believe may harm the building. I am not big on gore in general but I do believe the kitchen is the best place to use those effects. Do we want to do the aliens in that room again? We could utilize them in another part and extend the cannibal kitchen. I still insist on not utilizing wet blood or gore however the kitchen lends itself best to clean up. The vampire room seemed a little underwhelming compared to other rooms. We can improve that or replace it with something else.

    TRU will most likely be bringing in actors to engage the lineup. I would like to do something in the parking lot and on the lawn. I would like to look into a good amount of low-lying fog without impairing visibility on the road.

    We will be starting the move in on Wednesday the 25th and will have the access from 8:00 am to 11:00 to set up until 6:00 pm Friday the 27th, when we will be doing our first public showing. It will end at 9:00 pm followed by a small cleanup. Resets and maintenance can be done on Saturday with the TRU only showing happening from 6:00 to 9:00 with a short cleanup. The last public showing will be Sunday the 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 with reset during the day. A larger cleanup that evening with the final rollout on Monday.

    @vaughn The public days are Friday the 27th and Sunday the 29th. It will be open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Parental discretion advised. Reubin’s will have food available. I would like the same special thanks unless anyone would like to see some other ones added. Here is last years poster.

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  • RE: World Rivers Day

    Going to be leaving the space around 830 anyone is welcome to join me. Or swing by the park anytime.

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  • RE: World Rivers Day

    Sorry, @Grant-Fraser I have committed to doing it. Anyone who would like to join me is welcome. Will be at the space tonight to get everything sorted out.

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  • RE: DONATIONS THREAD

    I would like to reiterate the problem that this has created. This issue was a huge reason for my recent leave of absence. I am not sure of the solution, however, the acceptance of donations is being offloaded to the small number of volunteers capable of doing the disposal is troubling. I do not mind doing dump runs. The problem is the lack of support for loading the unorganized, overfilled bins on our own, often injuring ourselves, damaging our equipment and burning huge amounts of valuable time. This has been and is unacceptable. Unless people are going to develop these capabilities on their own, all members must accept responsibility and control donations.

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  • RE: SD73 maker kits

    The bus is on available for anything if need be. Exactly the things I am aiming at with the bus. Glad to see the school district on board with making.

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  • RE: Haunted House Planning 2017

    I now have the go-ahead from TRU I was waiting on. Will book tomorrow.

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  • World Rivers Day

    Last year I did a booth in the park for Worlds Rivers day. We have been invited back again this year. Is anyone interested in joining me September 24th from 10 am to 2 pm? It is at Riverside park. Please let me know as soon as possible.

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  • All Aboard The Makerbus

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    I have mentioned to some people, but have not mentioned it here (chickens and eggs and such) The Makerbus is in Kamloops now. I will be running the Makerbus as its own entity, but hope to have a close relationship with Kamloops Makerspace. The Makerbus is being set up as its own non-profit initiative.

    I would like to thank Jim Akeson @trunner. He was a huge help in the development of Kamloops Makerspace and many others. I am honored to have the opportunity to take up the torch of the Makerbus that he has created.

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    I hope that the bus will be used for education, public events and birthdays. It will ideally be used by Kamloops Makerspace members to provide these services. Currently, some Makerspace members are involved with education and I hope this will be a useful resource to continue bringing the maker movement to our community.

    I will be needing to do some work on the bus to pass a provincial inspection. I would also like to make some improvements to the resources on the bus. Things I would like to add to the bus include a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and 3d printer. I also need batteries for the onboard power and an inverter.

    Anyone who would like to help out with this work or able to provide any of the materials needed would be welcome. I will also be accepting donations for the development of this project. Anyone can get a hold of me here, or email me nicholas@buildkamloops.com or call (250) 320-1643 for a tour of the bus. I look forward to any ideas you may have to bring yet another maker resource to Kamloops.0_1503778996277_busbar.png

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