Expo 74 Questions?

Feb 25, 2009 at 5:42am

Expo 74 Questions?

I’m not sure this is the right place to post about this, I didn’t see an ‘Expo 74′ forum or anything.

If it’s alright with the mods, I say anyone that has questions about expo 74 post them here, so they can all be in one place.
Anyway, about the Science Fair – I’m guessing computers aren’t provided? I mean, it is to show off things you did in Max, yes? Not a ‘real’ science fair with baking soda volcanos. Though…. I could make a max-powered volcano! hmm.

Anyway, what’s the general protocols for it? How big are the tables? Will I have enough room to bring a Mac Pro, two 24″ monitors, and speakers? What about security for all this stuff? It’s kind of hard to walk off with a mac pro but I’m sure it’s possible.

I suppose headphones would probably make more sense than speakers, too. How big is the room? I’m guessing it’s likely to be noisy.

Lastly, what’s up with this ‘Field Trip’? Should we bring our own recorders/cameras? I have acceses to a 100khz microphone, and a 1-bit recorder, should I bring them?

If this is the wrong place for this, sorry!

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computer

#42516
Feb 25, 2009 at 5:17pm

“Anyway, about the Science Fair – I’m guessing computers aren’t provided? I mean, it is to show off things you did in Max, yes? Not a ‘real’ science fair with baking soda volcanos. Though…. I could make a max-powered volcano! hmm.”

Correct. You provide all your own equipment and the projects are Max-based. The volcano idea is very nice.

“Anyway, what’s the general protocols for it? How big are the tables? Will I have enough room to bring a Mac Pro, two 24″ monitors, and speakers? What about security for all this stuff? It’s kind of hard to walk off with a mac pro but I’m sure it’s possible.”

The tables are 5 feet long, but you are not guaranteed an entire table. The size will depend on your project. You shouldn’t bring your equipment to the conference center until the day of the fair. The auditorium can be locked if we leave.

“I suppose headphones would probably make more sense than speakers, too. How big is the room? I’m guessing it’s likely to be noisy.

Yes, headphones recommended.

“Lastly, what’s up with this ‘Field Trip’? Should we bring our own recorders/cameras? I have acceses to a 100khz microphone, and a 1-bit recorder, should I bring them?”

Bring what’s easy to carry. You will be riding on public transportation

“If this is the wrong place for this, sorry!”

This is fine, but questions specific to your Science Fair project should be sent to Andrew Benson (andrewb@cycling74.com). I’ll do my best to answer all others.

Not many fair openings left and we ask that those who have said “maybe” send a final decision to Andrew soon.

Thanks,
Lilli

#152141
Feb 26, 2009 at 1:04am

I would just like to add that if anyone is considering building a Max-volcano, that they not hesitate to sign up for the expo/science-fair. There is going to be quite a range of projects, and slots are filling up fast, so don’t hesitate if you would like to participate.

Andrew B.

#152142
Feb 26, 2009 at 4:52pm

I looked over the schedule for the expo. It lists a lot of
guest presenters giving presentations. Can we get more information
on what it is these presenters will be speaking about? Knowing
what they will be discussing or presenting would be helpful
information.

#152143

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