Pumping Station: One Birthday Bonanza 2011

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What The Pumping Station: One is turning 2 years old! Celebrate with us at the Pumping Station: One Birthday Bonanza 2011

When Friday April 15th, Doors open at 6

Where 3354 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618

Why Its our 2nd Birthday and because PS1 makes us want to party like wild animals.

Party Agenda

  • 6pm Doors Open
  • Workshops, Electronic and Wood Kits (LED Throwies, Blinkies, etc.)
  • DJ
  • PS1 Speeches?
    • Welcome/Who We Are/What We do
    • Project Show and Tell
      • Biosense
      • Whoever Else is Interested (PRS, Tracking WiFi Antenna)

Help Out

Please help us out in throwing the Pumping Station: One Birthday Bonanza! If you know how to throw an awesome party, we need your help. Here are some of the areas you can be of assistance. If you think of an area we've missed, please add it and sign your name up.

General Planning

These are folks who jumped at the opportunity to throw the party.


Cleaning Up - CHECK

This stage is mostly complete, but please verify by yourself. Big shout out to Digipen for his ocd like cleanliness. Bolded Items need work

A bunch of people are coming together this weekend Friday April 8th - Sunday to clean for the party. There should be people around all weekend so please come by whenever to help out.

  • Sweep All Floors
  • Clean Up Garbage
  • Take Out Trash
  • Finish Electroncis Bench Move to Old Woodshop.
  • General Organization
  • Prep Party Showcase Items: See === Party Showcase ===
  • Showcase Wiki Pages (Summarized, QR Coded, and Printed)

Gather Equipment

Equipment on loan from members or the public will be returned in the same condition received. Returns will be made during cleanup Saturday after the party or at the owner's discretion. The list is mostly AV stuff. Please loan us your stuff. Drop off location: anywhere visible at PS1. (on the tables in the center and labled Bonanza Donation would be great!) Tag any items dropped off with your name, cellphone, and email, if you expect them to be returned.

  • Projects
  • Screens LCDs, CRTs
  • Spare PCs with OS Linux accepted and encouraged. Windows if we have to.
  • Speakers Big Ones
  • Mixers
  • Cameras Still Cameras, Video Cameras, Webcams, and Cameraphones
  • LED Throwies
    • CR2032 batteries
    • Magnets (bring in broken hard drives, and we'll strip them at the party and use a sledge hammer to get multiple magnets breaking magnets is toxic.)

Your donations will be appreciated! Drop them off

Food / Drink


Budget Currently = 150$. See Rhys Types?

BYOB Friendly


Do we have a budget for this? Eric Hanley Thinks we should.

  • Can we find a microbrewery to sponsor our party and supply free beer? Or at least front the beer and charge per can.
  • Hor devours
  • Pizza




LED Throwies

We are running an LED Throwie collection drive this week. We are trying to collect a bunch of LEDs for throwies to give away at the Birthday Bonanza. (if you don't know, this is an LED Throwie: http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/ )

Document the Crime Party

video or other

Party Games

  • PPRS Test Run?
  • Makerbot Print Sprint
  • Costume Contest
  • Wii on Projector

Party Showcase

  • Makerbot
  • Tron Bike
  • New Spaces: Classroom, Woodshop, renovated Electronics Bench

These projects need help to be presentable. Please help by doing:

Art and Installation

Looking for artists.