MVMA Support of Maker Faire – This Weekend – Carillon Park

The next MVMA meeting  is a week from Saturday, August 12th , from 9:30 am to Noon tentatively at DARA Clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.   Additional information will be forthcoming.

Mesh Support of Maker Faire – Carillon Park – This Saturday and Sunday: We discussed support of the Maker Faire at our last mesh meeting; a half-dozen people raised their hands… and said they would support a mesh presence at the Maker Faire.   We have agreed to support a mesh booth (a table really) located within the DARA Ham Radio Pavilion, located close to Culp’s Café on the Carillon Historical Park grounds, AND to provide video camera coverage of the “Build-Off” activity behind Culp’s Café, with video linked to our booth for display.

 A quick survey today at Carillon Part shows that the Build-Off camera location is a few hundred feet from the DARA Ham Pavilion area. A simple direct shot line-of-sight at ground level with NanoStations may work well. There is interfering structure (the outside sidewalk café at Culp’s), but at that range, past experience suggests this will work. As a back-up link node, we would like to use the DARA Van mast if it is available. Other relay options are also possible.

We plan to assemble at the park at 8:00am Saturday morning to install the camera, nodes, and a display monitor at our table. The Faire starts at 9:30 am Saturday and runs to 5pm.   Sunday hours are from 11:00 am to 4:00 PM. We hope to have exhibitor passes for mesh volunteers.

HELP is NEEDED —- for setup Saturday morning, to staff the booth on Saturday and Sunday, and for teardown Sunday afternoon.   Please reply to this email if you are able to support this activity during any of those times. We need you!