[Chugalug] Funding idea for Chatt*Lab
timyoungblood at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 12:45:06 UTC 2013
We have one in the pile at the lab.
On Oct 31, 2013 8:14 AM, "Nate Hill" <nathanielhill at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is fun... years ago I gutted an Olympic television set and put
> contemporary innards in it. It used to be so easy to find these old
> console TV sets, it has gotten harder...
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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.
>>> (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
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
>>> * *
>>> Phil Shapiro, pshapiro at his.com
>>> "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
>>> "Learning happens thru gentleness."
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