[reprap-dev] RepRap, NYC Maker Faire

Sebastien Bailard penguin at supermeta.com
Sun Aug 8 21:43:21 PDT 2010

On August 8, 2010 08:37:05 am Steve Kelly wrote:
> I strongly agree. If we don't make it obvious reprap is an umbrella
> organization, people might think it is just another company.


I think we may be a chartered non-profit. Probably.

In practice we're a non-profitish research group and a documentation
system which hosts a marketplace.  Or possibly vice-versa, to a tiny

Basically, RepRap = RepRap. (I'm pretty sure about that bit, and I
think most members of the extended community will agree on that

---Elaborate Digression---
Part of the fun is that everyone who can edit a wiki page can be a
RepRap Developer. Or an Official RepRap Supplier™. Also, after a bit
of gentle nudging, reprap "core" went through a re-org a few weeks
back, and went from a closed list/cabal to an open dev list:

I'm very proud. Now, Phase 2 is to flood Adrian's inbox via
reprap-dev. (Adrian's original reason for going with a closed dev list
was to minimize his comms load.)

> How can we setup a mailing list? I already setup a wiki page, and that
> might be a good "read this to get up to speed" article.
> -Steve

NYC-Makerfair Mailing list is set up here:

Obligatory reprap wiki page here: 

I'll announce it on the blog this evening. I'm pretty sure we'll
quickly fill a 10x30 space.

---Where and When---

Maker Faire is being held Saturday, September 25th - 10:00 a.m. to 7
p.m.and Sunday, September 26th - 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.. It is at the
New York Hall of Science in 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368-2950.

---Ticket Pricing---
Attendence is free for RepRap booth folk, unless you're selling stuff.

Folk who aren't selling don't have to worry about that stuff. Folk who
are selling will probably pay ?~$100-150? each. More if they take up
more space. Or they can get a commercial booth if they want to
establish themselves as a commercial player as opposed to a warm
cuddly RepRap boothie.

At Bay Area Maker Faire, we were a mixed commercial/non-commercial
space; Endeavor, Bay Area RUG folk, TechZone and others who are part
of RepRap all chipped in towards a ~$360 fee in order to sell
stuff. It worked out quite well; I think we'll want to do the same
thing here, if anyone is selling stuff.

If need be, I'll organize that side of things. For example, if we have
5 parties selling, I'll collect $360/5 = $72 from selling-folk if we
have 5 parties selling.


> On Aug 8, 2010, at 6:00 AM, Sebastien Bailard <penguin at supermeta.com>
> wrote:
> > John, Steve, Psytek,
> > 
> > I'm definitely coming out, and I'm probably dragging along Rob Gilson.
> > 
> > I know a few folk; I'll put up a blog post in the next few days.
> > 
> > If it's ok, I'd like to give the NYC Maker Faire booth a dedicated
> > mailing list.  I found in the case of Bay Area Maker Faire, we ran
> > into comms issues: ("Please read the waiver and email me your
> > real-world names, guys.  Guys?  Is this thing [microphone] on?
> > Guys???")
> > 
> > I was wondering; would you folk be comfortable with rebadging the
> > booth the "RepRap 3D Printer Village"; while making an effort to let
> > makerbot and bfb folk know they are welcome and honored guests?
> > 
> > This way RepRap has a formal presence at Maker Faire. As opposed to
> > not.  And, more importantly, I think enterprenurial-type RepRap
> > developers like Tech Zone, Bot Mill, and perhaps some others like the
> > Fleming brothers may want to come out, and they'd greatly benefit from
> > being able to formally use the RepRap name and banner. As opposed to
> > just being a bunch of guys.
> > 
> > It also reflects our nature as an umbrella organization.
> > 
> > ------------------------
> > 
> > Based on my Bay Area Maker Faire experience, we'll want 3 booths.
> > 
> > Also, we may want to zone 1/3 of the booth "commercial". At Bay Area,
> > we had RepRap folk selling stuff. Like ... cupcake-cnc machines.  ^_^
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > -Sebastien
> > p.s. You guys know about the super-secret reprap-dev mailing list?
> > http://lists.reprap.org/mailman/listinfo/reprap-dev
> > 
> >> Sebastien,
> >> 
> >> Not sure if you saw, but I got 2 booths for the 3d Printer Village.
> >> Do you
> >> know anyone who will definitely be coming down and wants to bring
> >> printers?
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> JohnA.
> >> 
> >> In reply to [forums.reprap.org]
> >> 
> >> SebastienBailard Wrote:
> >> -------------------------------------------------------
> >> 
> >>> I think we'll have at least 3 people from the
> >>> Frozen North. (Ottawa)
> >>> 
> >>> Do you have your application in?
> >>> 
> >>> You'll probably want a 10x30 booth, with a 10x10
> >>> Commercial-zoned sub-booth. Folk who are selling
> >>> stuff will split the $389 fee for the
> >>> commercial-zoned sub-booth. I'll have a better
> >>> sense of our needs Sunday evening, after the Bay
> >>> Area Maker Faire.
> >>> 
> >>> I think we should have a post on the main blog up
> >>> around early to mid july.

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