The next step was to create the payload box. The professor had done this before so he gave us tips on using foam core poster board, hot glue and HVAC tape. We chose to cover ours in mylar by applying a spray adhesive to the surface, then laying a sheet of mylar on it, and using credit cards to squeegee it flat as best as possible. The mylar was applied to the insides of the box before gluing, and the outside afterward.
For a while now, we have been doing our museum shows, Geekfests, and Makerfaires. At each event, we always have a problem displaying our 8 foot SheekGeek.com banner. For years we’ve basically taped the banner to the front of our table but no one can really see it, especially when we get busy and there are several layers of people in front of the table. In recent event we’ve been taping it behind the table on a wall. This doesn’t always work because we aren’t always in front of a wall. When we do luck out and get a wall behind us, we can’t always use it to tape up the banner. Looking for a portable solution to hold the banner behind us at a table, we found a few designs for a PVC banner holder.
Recently, we noticed our stock of WASP and WASP Solderless kits were running a bit low. Just in time for the World Maker Faire (be sure to stop by and say “hello”), we thought you might be interested in seeing what goes into making a new swarm of WASPs. This article is complete with lots of pictures showing every step.
Come see us at the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in New York this weekend (September 25th and 26th, 2010). We are super excited to attend this maker extravaganza!
For the sixth year, SheekGeek attended the annual Bugfest held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, NC. We had a lot of fun at our booth “Robotic Bugs”. The crowd was non-stop and it felt like the busiest BugFest to date. I even ate a chocolate covered mealworm! We extend a huge thank you to our friends for helping us run our booth. Thanks guys!