[vcl_admin] Kickstarter - swag ideas?

Ninety Nein ninetynein at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 15:34:43 CST 2010


On the far right side, at the bottom.  I haven't updated ours yet.

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Sam Alder <sam.make at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 'about' page?
>
> ~sam
>
> p.s. Interesting kickstarter project fixers collective<http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1701996267/fixers-collective?ref=search>
> .
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Ninety Nein <ninetynein at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi Kim,
>>
>> Agreed, but this isn't the actual pitch, just a bio of who we are.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Kim Cooper <nomadicsynergy at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I'm not much of a writer but here's my thoughts. I think it's important
>>> to be a bit more clear on what the money is needed for, why they should
>>> donate.
>>>
>>> Kim
>>>
>>>
>>> The Vancouver Community Laboratory is a non-profit, community-based
>>> workshop where people will have access to professional tools and canlearn how to build things out of a variety of materials including wood and
>>> metal.  We are a group of people with very diverse backgrounds, with skills
>>> in IT, robotics, engineering, architecture, teaching, and art.  We
>>> believe in the principal that any one with the desire to create can develop
>>> the skills needed to do so, if given the opportunity.
>>>
>>> Our goals are to demystify the processes of production, promote reuse and
>>> recycling, and build an inclusive community through holding open nights,
>>> hosting workshops and encouraging collaborative projects.  This will
>>> develop interest in the space while also creating a positive learning
>>> environment for those who would otherwise be intimidated to step into a
>>> workspace like this.  There is an increasing DIY culture that we would
>>> like to help foster so people can not only learn how to build/make things
>>> but also to fix the things that already exist.  Where possible, the
>>> materials for our projects will be salvaged. Our membership policy is geared
>>> towards always lowering the cost of membership, in order to allow a larger,
>>> more diverse section of the community access to our resources.
>>>
>>> After 8 long months of hard work and our own resources ($) we now have an
>>> amazing space to make this happen.  This is where we need your help! Some
>>> tools have started to trickle in through member and community donations, but
>>> it's going to take a chunk of money to get some of the larger professional
>>> tools, a selection of smaller tools and a bit of infrastructure (we need
>>> some additional wiring to run these machines, and a few walls). Your
>>> donation will help create a place where more people can have access to the
>>> tools they need to create the world they want. We plan to source second
>>> hand, refurbished tools where at all possible but it still takes money, your
>>> donation will just go a lot further with how we plan to use it.
>>>
>>> We believe anyone with the desire to create can develop the skills needed
>>> to do so - if given the opportunity.   This is the Opportunity!
>>> We aim to provide everyone in our community with access to the tools that
>>> can help them change their world.  The change starts HERE! Please donate
>>> and help spread the word.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Ninety Nein <ninetynein at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> I've made a few small changes to the copy for the Kickstarter site.
>>>>  Please review by the end of day if possible.  There was a section in there
>>>> about having open nights where we discuss projects etc.  I don't remember
>>>> talking about this, but I think it's a great idea.  Anyway, let me know what
>>>> you think.
>>>>
>>>> The Vancouver Community Laboratory is a non-profit, community-based
>>>> workshop where people can come to learn how to build things out of a variety
>>>> of materials including wood and metal.  We are a group of people with very
>>>> diverse backgrounds, with skills in IT, robotics, architecture,
>>>> teaching, and art.  We believe in the principal that any one with the desire
>>>> to create can develop the skills needed to do so, if given the opportunity.
>>>>
>>>> Our goals are to demystify the processes of production, promote reuse and
>>>> recycling, and build an inclusive community.  We will hold regular open
>>>> nights where group and individual projects are displayed and discussed.
>>>>  This will develop interest in the space while also creating a positive
>>>> learning environment for those who would otherwise be intimidated to step
>>>> into a workspace like this.  Where possible, the materials for our projects
>>>> will be salvaged. Our membership policy is geared towards always lowering
>>>> the cost of membership, in order to allow a larger a more diverse section of
>>>> the community access to our resources.
>>>>
>>>> We currently have a great space, a few tools that have been donated by
>>>> members, and some furniture that has come from back alleys, buildings slated
>>>> for demolition, and member donations.  The Kickstarter funding will be used
>>>> for infrastructure, more tools, consumables, and lowering the cost of
>>>> membership.
>>>>
>>>> We aim to provide everyone in our community with access to the tools
>>>> that can help them change their world.  Our motto is 'Wecome to your new
>>>> favorite place'.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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