[TriEmbed] Fwd: The Inaugural Community Chain Reaction! May 15th

Robert Mackie rob at mackies.org
Sat Apr 30 22:40:19 CDT 2016


Hey all,

I just looked, the Tuesday night workshop at the Forge in Cary has room, we
could just all sign up and make it ours!

Who wants to make a cool cross-over from real world to virtual to real
world in the world of rube goldberg.

An arduino, a pi with some gpio, a couple of large monitors with virtual
rube goldberg happening that was triggered by the real world. if we really
use gpio with inputs, we could come in and out of virtual world several
times. it could be really amazing to watch.

Or we could go old school mechanical, if that's more the rube goldberg
way...

Anyone in?

Rob.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Glen Smith via TriEmbed <
triembed at triembed.org> wrote:

> The Forge Downtown is creating a community event and we are hoping to get
> some adult teams that can really inspire people with some more complex
> mechanisms - either mechanical or electronic. Raspberry Pi, and/or Arduino
> controlled contraptions are encouraged! Check out the release below and
> please consider signing up.
>
> Glen
>
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> From: The Forge Initiative <connections at theforgeinitiative.org>
> Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 9:11 AM
> Subject: The Inaugural Community Chain Reaction! May 15th
> To: <mrglenasmith at gmail.com>
>
>
> Community Chain Reaction! Workshops on May 1, 3, 7th.
> Big event on May 15th!
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> How Many Steps Does it Take to Move a Golf Ball?
>
> Do you have a group of friends / co-workers / family members who like
> tinkering and are looking for a fun challenge to do together? Have you
> watched in amazement at some of those great complicated Rube Goldberg
> contraptions that have a crazy number of steps to turn on a light or close
> the garage door? (See Rube Goldberg's idea about how to close the garage
> door
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> Have you ever thought about a whole room full of contraptions, all
> connected together?
>
>
> On the 15th of May (Sunday afternoon), we'll be hosting our first annual
> Community Chain Reaction event in the gym at the Herb Young Community
> Center. Inspired by a similar event at MIT
> <http://theforgeinitiative.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9474991d7bd59ca3da1595b4d&id=228975e6a8&e=f04ceafbbe>
> (the Friday after Thanksgiving), this is should be a crazy-fun event,
> whether you're participating or watching!
>
>
>
>
> *Sunday, May 15, 2016; 1:30 to 4:30 pm Herb Young Community Center Kay Yow
> Gym *
>
> *(101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513)*
>
> *http://theforgedowntown.org/ccr
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>
>
> *Doors open to the public at 1:30 PM*
>
> *Hands-on STEAM activities until 3:00 and 3:30 to 4:30*
>
> *Giant Chain Reaction…  3:00!*
>
> *Entrance Fee/Suggested Donation for General Public *
>
> *$5 per Adult*
>
>
> *Team Registration Fee - $40 per team (up to 6 members)*
>
>
>
> *This year’s event theme will be “Space, The Not-So Final Frontier!”*
> Do you want to do more than just watch?
> *Workshops*
>
> Not sure where to start? We’ll be offering 3 workshops about the “how to’s
> of chain reactions” -- triggers, sounds, mechanisms, slowing things down.
> Bring your team, or just yourself.
> Workshops: May 1, May 3 and May 7
>
>
> <http://theforgeinitiative.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9474991d7bd59ca3da1595b4d&id=7aa0d394c0&e=f04ceafbbe>
> *Form a Team, Build a Contraption*
>
> From the non-tech world of dominoes, blocks and books to the tech world
> of radio-controlled reactions, Minecraft, LEGO EV3's and raspberry pi's,
> almost anything works in a Chain Reaction. (We do ask that no flames are
> included at the Community Chain Reaction -- leave those for your projects
> at home!)
> [image: Register a Team]
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> *Be Part of the "Let's Make this Great!" Team*
>
> Volunteers provide the energy and enthusiasm that make events like this
> amazing! Join the group of people who are making this happen -- at the
> event, getting ready for the event, there are lots of options!
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> *Become a Sponsor of the Inaugural CCR*
>
> We would love to see this become an annual event in Cary. It fits Cary --
> it's science, technology, engineering, design and art. It's story telling.
> It's for all ages, skills and abilities. It's a great way to celebrate the
> creativity of the people in our community. Sponsors can make a difference
> in making this a success.
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> *Hope to see you there!*
>
> Questions?
> Check out the website:  http://theforgedowntown.org/ccr
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> Email us at:  ccr at theforgeinitiative.org
>
> *Upcoming Classes and Workshops*
>
> We’ll be hosting several classes and workshops this summer.  You can get a
> current list of classes and workshops on our website at:
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> Explore Chain Reactions!
> <http://theforgeinitiative.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9474991d7bd59ca3da1595b4d&id=c49e66d115&e=f04ceafbbe>
>   May 1, May 3 and May 7
>
> 3D Printing: Let’s Print!
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> 23 and June 10
>
> Planning to Build Your Own Custom Computer
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>    May 16
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> Custom Computer Build
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>    June 20/21
>
> More are in the pipeline so keep checking the site to see when things come
> up!  Or if you have a workshop you'd like to share, contact us!
>
> *Camps*
>
> For the 4th year in a row, The Forge Downtown will be running an *Intro
> Robotics Camp* in June and an *Advanced Robotics Camp* in August through
> the Town of Cary.
> Intro Robotics   June 13-17
> Advanced Robotics   August 8-12
> For both classes, sign up through the Town of Cary’s website:
> https://classweb.townofcary.org/eConnect/Start/start.asp
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> *Partner Programs*
>
> *Join The Forge Initiative as we partner with the Museum of Life & Science
> for a **Tinker Tech Family Workshop on 3D Printing *
> *When *Sat, April 30, 10:30am – 12:00pm
> *Where *Museum of Life and Science, 433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC
> Sign up on their website at:
> http://www.lifeandscience.org/calendar/entry/tinker-416/instance/4-30-2016
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> *Our students will also be providing the Tuesday morning programming for
> the **Town of Cary's weekly Space Camps** from June through August*
>
> Where:  Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC
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