[Chugalug] Funding idea for Chatt*Lab

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 11:42:05 UTC 2013

I really dig this, Phil. We are finally accelerating our projects now that
the space is at critical mass (ie. working woodshop, metalshop, etc.).

We already have some revenue on the map for OpenDesk.org peices. We are
listed on FabHub as a CNC and 3DP resource for local production.

If anyone has a retro TV, let us know. I especially like the
bookshelf/library ones. Very poignant. I could see a piece in the 4th floor
as easily on permanent residence at Chattlab to hold our maker related


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:

>    Makerspace are about ingenuity, so it would be sure interesting to use
> that ingenuity to help in funding the space.
>     For example, check out this nice dog pet bed made from an older
> television cabinet.
> http://tinyurl.com/lprtcc6
>      (scroll down)
>         This kind of thing could sell for $75 or more. True, it takes some
> real labor to remove and dispose of
> the television guts -- not to mention picking up the cabinets from donors.
>            Just wanted to share the idea, though. This kind of thing makes
> for an easy newspaper
> article topic -- and the newspaper article exposure could boost the
> makerspace, too.
>                  phil
> btw, there's a neat open source subtheme to these kinds of conversions.
>  People might
> ask, "What else can I convert to new uses?"  -- and the obvious answer is
> -- Windows and Intel Mac computers to Linux.
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