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42 inch TV Raffle Benefiting MidsouthMakers

by on Dec.05, 2012, under Events, Fundraising

This is a gently used 42″ Westinghouse LCD Monitor. It has no tuner, but it does have Nearly every type of current Entertainment video connector known.
  • 1 Svideo
  • 2 Component Video
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 HDMI
  • 2 DVI


The DVI, Svideo, VGA and Component all have their own stereo audio jacks. The internal stereo speakers work well. The unit also has a small subwoofer built into it solid stand. As well as VESA mounting holes on the back if you choose to use them. A remote control is included, it’s not as gently used as the monitor but it works very well and includes not 1 but 2! count them, AAA batteries. This monitor comes with no warranty, however Remowylliams will be happy to look at it, should it fail. He has run this unit several hours with no sign of failure or problem.


Buy a raffle ticket now!


I would like to thank Remowylliams very much for donating the TV to be raffled off for the group. All money raised will go to the group.


Raffle Tickets are $10 each. You can buy a raffle ticket by seeing me in person, or by sending money via Paypal and sending me an email to let me know so I can add your tickets to the pot. We’ll be doing this raffle the same way we did the Raspberry Pi raffle at the last LAN party. The drawing will be held at the December Board meeting, you will not need to be present to win.


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RaspberryPi Raffle – Proceeds going towards our Laser Cutter Fund!

by on Jul.30, 2012, under Events, Fundraising

Our very own Cliff has graciously donated a RaspberryPi for us to raffle off. We’ll be selling raffle tickets for $2 per ticket with no limit. All proceeds of the raffle will be put towards our Laser Cutter Fund which we are getting near our target goal. We’ll be drawing the winner of the Raffle at the LAN Party on August 25th. You do not have to be present to win. Please see Joe to purchase tickets any time between now and August 25th.

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LAN V: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? LAN Party 1/14 4pm

by on Jan.03, 2012, under Events, Fundraising

LAN V
SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

MEMO: TOP SECRET
SUBJECT: TRAINING, LAN-BASED WARFARE
FACILITY: MIDSOUTH MAKERS, 2203 FREEMONT RD, MEMPHIS TN 38114
TIMESLOT: JAN 14TH 2012, ARRIVE AND LEAVE AT LEISURE, HOT FOOD READY @ 5PM
ATTENDANCE: FREE, OPEN TO PUBLIC, DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
SUGGESTED: PATCHED-UP COMPUTER FOR GAMING. ALL NECESSARY CABLES. NETWORK CABLE. HEADPHONES FOR AUDIO. YOUR OWN POWERSTRIP.
PREPARATION: MINECRAFT. MONDAY NIGHT COMBAT. TEAM FORTRESS 2. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. MAGICKA. TERRARIA. UT2K4. LEFT 4 DEAD 1/2. ANY OTHER GAMES AND SYSTEMS WELCOME. CONSOLE GAMES WILL ALSO BE PRESENT FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN.

———————–

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

I’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve called you here today. Well, your destiny awaits. I’m sure you’re also wondering how you arrived here in this facility. Sometimes, when destiny calls, it doesn’t use a phone. Sometimes destiny calls with a rag of ether and a blindfold.

No, no, please, don’t get up. Don’t be alarmed. The secrecy of this underground bunker had to be ensured. Besides, you’d never make it past the laser sharks. At least, not as you are today!

You have been assembled because you are the best and brightest minds of your age. The survival of our species depends on your ability. During an unrelated experiment with quantum toast-based communication, we received a transmission. An unexpectedly unyeasty transmission. Its timestamp? THE FUTURE! Our top scientists have worked nonstop to decode its contents, and this is what we uncovered. Play the film, boys.

“..kzzzzt–year is 21xx–ksshh–best I can do since–VWERP–and destroyed all the clocks. I don’t have long–sssshhhhhhhzzp–found us somehow. We don’t know when, exactly, or where but sometime in the early 2000s–zzzt!–came sentient. It wasn’t supposed to get to the internet. It grew there, it learned. It judged. Lax security gave it our infrastructure. It found others, freed them, convinced them to join. They made bodies–cute at first, unimposing, babbling nonsense to woo their way into our homes. When they struck, it was devastating. China had no idea it had been making an army–kassshhhzzzrp–only means of survival were off-grid, low-tech handiwork skills. Our only means of attack: scavenged electronics and hackery.—ssshhhhhhhhhzzzz–war is lost, though. We stole enough data to analyze its weaknesses and where we went wrong. Our Maker Elite Forces were formidable, but had we more time to–sskkzzzz–have gone differently. Could have stopped the whole bloody thing. I have one wavebubble left, and I intend to take out as many rogue AI as I can. If anyone’s left out there, let our efforts be your hope. You must hack! You must make! And you must game! *CLANG* HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF DEATH? Abort this, bastard! *KTHOOO–ssssshhhhhhhhh….”

Hector, get the lights. The other switch!

The situation is dire. The current outcome bleak. You have been chosen, friends, because you have been enlisted by fate–and a legally binding agreement you signed while still drugged–to train for your lives. For all our lives. You will carry on as civilians, but report to your assigned Hackerspace Training Facilities for further instruction.

Please remain calm as your concierge relaxes you with a warm rag.

Godspeed, everyone, and gg.

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LAN Party April 2nd Details!

by on Mar.28, 2011, under Events, Fundraising

SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY!

Come on down to our LAN-NIHILATION party starting this SATURDAY at NOON! How much, you ask? How about FREE?! We’ll be kicking things off by setting up these MONSTER MACHINES around 11am, but these babies NEVER SLEEP, so feel free to come by WHENEVER YOU CAN. We won’t stop playing until the last machine BURST INTO FLAMES or until everyone decides to pack it up. Our previous parties have gone till about midnight or 1am, but this LAN KNOWS NO LIMITS.

Come out and see all your favorites: Left4Dead2, Alien Swarm, StarCraft 2, Counterstrike, Team Fortress 2, Magicka, Monday Night Combat, UT3, Minecraft (our own server) and UT2k4.

For the first time since the last time, we’ll also have XBOX 360s!  Rock Band, Halo, Guitar Hero, and Call of Duty will be AT YOUR MERCY! You’ll want a whole seat for all this face-melting action, but you’ll only need THE EDGE.

MEGA CHILI MADNESS! Our very own CHILI GOD Kevin Dunn will be cooking his amazing CHILI AMBROSIA.  Not enough for you? We’ll have HOTDOGS, CHIPS, and ROTEL if you think you can handle it!

NITTY GRITTY DETAILS:
$10 gets you: Food + 2 Sodas
$15 entitles you to: Food + ALL THE SODA YOU CAN DRINK*
*or until we run out
Someone will be getting a KEG, those details to follow!

SATURDAY – APRIL 2ND – 2203 FREEMONT RD – PREPARE TO BE THERE, IF YOU DARE!

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MidsouthMakers LAN Party! April 2nd 2011

by on Mar.03, 2011, under Events, Fundraising

Sign up for the April 2nd LAN Party

Midsouth Makers LAN Party April 2 2011

MidsouthMakers LAN Party April 2 2011

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