USA Science & Engineering Festival 2012

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HacDC has a 10x20 foot booth at the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival, in the National Robot Fest and DIY Expo area that has been organized by Gary Mauler.

General Info

Here is a map and schedule of the entire Festival.

Here is the floorplan of the Robotfest/DIY Expo area.

Here are slides from the conference call where they discussed logistics like move-in and move-out rules.

Who Will Be Going

List of people who will be going, when, and whether they can sit at the HacDC booth

  • Tim Slagle, at booth Saturday, going Sunday with my kids
  • David Kaufman, going Saturday and Sunday
  • Mark Adams
  • haxwithaxe as needed
  • Anderson Ta, @booth on Saturday all day
  • Martin R, Saturday & Sunday as needed

Projects On Display

If you'd like to show something at the 2012 USASEF, feel free to ad your project info to the list below. Do it soon so we can organize the transport setup and breakdown of the booth! For each project please list info like :

  • Name of project
  • Contact person
  • Who will be at the booth and when
  • Space needed
  • Equipment required
  • Supplies needed
  • Completion status
  • Project wiki page

Image Plotter

  • Contact: TimS
  • Booth people: TimS all day Saturday
  • Space: 4 ft of table space for plotter and PC; wall space with white background for taking images with webcam
  • Equipment: Windows PC or laptop, webcam and tripod, HP7550A plotter, maybe light source
  • Supplies: Paper with HacDC info, plotter pens/ink
  • Status: in development

Trippy Video Pong

  • Contact: BradB
  • Equipment: Fast PC running Linux, webcam, video projector
  • Status: under development


  • Contact: Martin R
  • Staff: Martin R Sat & Sun
  • Space: 2 feet of table space
  • Equipment: Laptop for displaying video, SB hardware display, poster
  • Status: Poster in development


  • Contact: haxwithaxe
  • staff: haxwithaxe (as much as possible)
  • Space needed: none or space for small whiteboard
  • Equipment required: small whiteboard if space allows
  • Supplies needed: CD-Rs and spare USBThumbdrives ahead of time
  • Completion status: impending Beta
  • Project wiki page: wiki project site


  • Contact: Mark Adams

Blinky Projects

  • Contact: David Kaufman

Head Scanning

3D Printing

  • Contact: Anderson Ta
  • Staff: Anderson Ta, Saturday
  • Space: 3 feet of table space for UP!
  • Supplies: Roll of Plastic, Kinect/Tripod (if we are still scanning?), Power Strip

Misc Stuff To Bring

A list of stuff we will want to have at the booth. If you can bring it, please sign up with your name by the item. Personal items should have your name written on them in big letters so it can be returned to you easily.

  • HacDC postcards: Mark Adams
  • HacDC brochures? (maybe we should save these since they will all get given away)
  • Power strips (at least 4 needed)
  • Network switch and ethernet cables to hook up PCs together?
  • Extension cords (2-3 needed)
  • Duct tape for taping down cords
  • Big bowl of individually wrapped candy to attract children?
  • LED message ball: Tim Slagle
  • HacDC Tip Jar (if allowed)