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[DPRG] Fw: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG

Subject: [DPRG] Fw: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG
From: paradug paradug at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 7 10:23:58 CDT 2014

    Last Friday I received a response from Paul Vinson with details about our booth area at the Frisco Maker Faire. I want to say that Paul has been very good at responding to my questions. Delays in sharing information seem to be connected to the Faire’s schedule for making specific decisions.  

   They have gave us what appears to be the premier location in the museum to setup our booth and area. I hope to go to the museum sometime next week and look at the layout and take pictures. I have never been to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. 

   The event is two days and we need to minimize the strain on our volunteering members. With that in mind I would like to setup a volunteer schedule that requires no one to attend both days (except for a few officers). The hours for the faire are Saturday, April 26th, 10AM to 6PM and Sunday, April 27th, Noon to 6PM.  We need your help; please volunteer and make available your robots and demonstrations. 

   I believe that DPRG’s booth at Tyler mini-Maker Faire was the best at the faire (I am somewhat biased). I want to thank everyone for the wonderful turnout in robots, demonstrations and volunteers. We had 14 people participating in the faire and supporting the booth. Please make sure to view the video, made by Ron Grant, which is up on the website. Sometimes you wonder if these events are worth the time and effort.  In the case of the Tyler mini-Maker Faire, I saw one interaction that makes me believe it is worth it. A young girl (13-14 years old) stopped at the booth and she had that look in her eye that said “I really really want to do this.”. Dick Swan spent a short time mentoring her and her mother on the next steps she should take. I think he may have changed her life.

Please look at the attachment. It shows the location of our booth for the Frisco Maker Faire. Also, please let me know when you can volunteer. Let’s blow them away at the Frisco faire. 

Doug P.

From: Paul Vinson 
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 9:39 AM
To: dallaspersonalroboticsgroup at gmail.com 
Cc: Paul Vinson ; Franco Herrera 
Subject: Re: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG

Hi, Doug,

We’d love for DPRG to participate both days, Apr 26 and 27.

We’ve set aside a large space for just your groups’ activities (see attached floor plan). You’ll have the same space for both days.  We’ll get the credentials and paperwork done before then.


Cell: 214-287-5746
Text: 214-287-5746

8004 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 100
Frisco, TX 75034

From: <dallaspersonalroboticsgroup at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:32 AM
To: Paul Vinson <paul.vinson at scitechdiscovery.org>
Subject: Re: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG

    Any update?
Doug Paradis
DPRG President

From: dprg dalaspersonalroboticsgroup 
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:53 AM
To: Paul Vinson 
Subject: Re: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG

    We could be available both days or for just a single day. We just recently participated in the Tyler mini-Maker Faire and really enjoyed it. Below are some details of the displays/interactions that we have available. I have also attached two video links to give you an idea of what we would be doing. 

    Some things that we would like to know: 
    How much display area would we be allotted?  
    Some of the displays work only in indoor light, would we be indoors?
    How do we get credentials for people working the booth?
    Are the waivers available on-line so they can be signed beforehand?  

Video Links:
Tyler mini-Maker Faire 2014 (watch only first 5 mins)

Moon Day 2013

Dallas Personal      “Big Robie” – 7’ robot with                  watching            
Robotics Group      face tracking and arm movement         photo op

Dallas Personal      Robotic camera tracking                      hands on
Robotics Group      camera tracks object held
                               by participant

Dallas Personal     Robots – collection of                           display
Robotics Group      robots of all types

Dallas Personal      Line following – robots                        watching
Robotics Group      follow simple/complex line

Dallas Personal     Autonomous balancing robot                watching,
Robotics Group      free ranging balancing robot               some interaction
                             (one day only)

Dallas Personal     Spherebot – robot draws                      watching
Robotics Group     Maker fair message on 
                              Ping pong ball (handed out)

Dallas Personal    Sumo robot competition                         watching                         
Robotics Group     -two robots try to push                          some interaction
                              each other out of arena

Dallas Personal    LEGO competition robot                        watching 
Robotics Group     display – display of a very                    
                              successful LEGO competition
                              team (maybe only one day)

Dallas Personal    3d Scanning – participants can             hands on
Robotics Group    can scan an object and take
                             phone picture

Dallas Personal    Robotic Arm – participants                   hands on
Robotics Group    pick up blocks with arm

Dallas Personal    Screen target 3d perspective                hands on
Robotics Group    with head movement 

Dallas Personal   Robotic dog petting zoo                         hands on
Robotics Group    (for smaller children)

Doug Paradis

From: Paul Vinson 
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:33 AM
To: dallaspersonalroboticsgroup at gmail.com 
Cc: Paul Vinson ; Franco Herrera 
Subject: PROMPT FOR DETAILS - Frisco Maker Faire - DPRG

Morning, Doug Paradis (I hope) …

We have DPRG’s application to participate in the Frisco Maker Faire and welcome your presence.  It’ll be like old-home-weekend … I used to facilitate the DPRG events we staged at The Science Place back in the day …

We’re putting together the event schedule tomorrow (THURS).  

Will DPRG be at the Faire all weekend, or just one of the two days (and if so, which)?

We’re putting promotional materials to promote the event … posters, web advertising and the like.  It’d be very helpful if we could get some PHOTOS OF ROBOTS/DPRG FOLKS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF WHAT VISITORS WILL EXPERIENCE.

Finally, there may be opportunity to show/tell on TV before the event.  Would any DPRG be interested in that, and available?

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