Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chroma Website Update, Beer Pong Part II Succes, 2.5 Weeks Left

Chroma Website Now Updated with Official SF State Theme

Our official website has now been updated to have the official San Francisco State University theme!

Check it out!

Beer Pong, Round II—Success

Our beer pong fundraiser yielded yet another successful outcome, with a good amount of money raised as well as increased awareness for our exhibition! And of course, a lot of us involved in this exhibition needed a break to just drink and have a good time.

2.5 Weeks Left

It's a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon—perhaps the best one this year yet—but we're on campus working on the exhibition. It's the final stretch, and there are tasks we need to stay on top of—scheduling, getting the speakers, food, music, promoting, etc etc. Final stretch!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Structures reuse drawings and miscellany; Downloads

Here are the drawing sheets for our modified Chroma structures. In addition to these will be the square blocks that a few of the logistics team helped with which will likely be shown Tuesday. They will essentially be made in the same fashion but stand independently like pedestals and display products on top.

In the meantime, here are the sheets, renders and files to reference from.

The first two drawings are variations on what we've discussed as a group and the second shows the direction we went. You can see the proposed light structures in previous renderings. The following two drawings are based off of what was actually built along with some hopefully clear dimensions so it can be reproduced/referenced from along with an exploded view and bill of materials to illustrate how it assembles with the necessary parts.

Although our vision is less disco and more Tron, it gives a good idea of how things should be looking. In progress are the proposed mods to the top fascia for creating the most effective change in silhouette given the constraints. The 8' pedestals may be scratched since functionally, they don't serve much use. Instead, we plan to stack two of the intermediary height pieces to create the desired effect while still remaining usable for future shows as a parts base.

Finally, the files. Jpegs, then PDFs. The pictures on the blog are full size but are included in the link as well. I will be adding the Solidworks Part and Assembly files also in future posts.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Structures Floor Plan

Rough floor plan drawing.

The structures are semi permanent as they're strategically placed over outlets to minimize wires but the counter/entrance area is likely to change a bit as the idea of having counters might not work out.

The big round thing near the top left is indicative of the 6' diameter minimum for wheelchair turning radius as per ADA regulation so there will be plenty of room for both wheelchairs and foot people to squeeze by every area in the show.

There will also be a screen collage setup on the stage where digital media will be presented and will be easily set up after the speakers do their thang.

Below are some quick renderings used to get an idea of how the space will look/work.


Let us know what you think!

Structure Prototype, Beer Pong Round 2, Kickstarter

Hello all!

Structures Sneak Peak!

First up…a sneak peek of what the Structures team has been working on! Here is Lee, the coordinator of the Structures team, standing in front of a prototype:

Kickstarter Needs Your Support!

Keep spreading the word about our Kickstarter fundraising page!

We need all the help we can get! We're making progress—currently 1/3rd of the way towards $1,600—but with only 19 days left, we're starting to feel the pressure!

Thanks for spreading the word!

Visit the Chroma Kickstarter webpage!

Beer Pong Round II — Tomorrow!

Since our first Beer Pong fundraising event went well, we're looking forward to Round 2 tomorrow evening! Drop by and tell all your friends (as long as you're over 21)! Logistics members Drew and Luis whipped up a pretty badass championship belt, seen below:

Visit the Beer Pong Competition event page!

A Drink for Trogu!

Last but not least…a shout out to our hard-working coordinator, Professor Pino! He's been working so hard, he deserved an awesome beverage (of alcoholic nature), on us! Here he is, taking a well-deserved break during an AIGA fundraiser last night.

Until next time! One month away guys!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Logistics: Donor Letters + Phone Calls, Kickstarter, Beer Pong Round 2!

Hello! Lots of news and development from the Logistics side of Chroma.

Donation Requests

First of all, we've sent out the wave of letters and made phone calls to all the prospective donors.

Click here to donate!


Secondly, our Kickstarter fundraising page is live! For those who don't know, Kickstarter allows creators to share their projects with the world and to draw donations from those who are interested. This should be a great way for us (which we've never used before!) to try to raise funds for our show! Our goal is $1,600, which is pretty lofty, so feel free to promote it to your friends, classmates, professors, bosses, or on Facebook!

Click here to check out our Kickstarter page. Promote it on your Facebook page!

CHROMA Beer Pong Competition

Thirdly, our last Beer Pong Competition was such a success that we're having one more round to gather more funds before the show! Last time, despite hurricane-esque weather, we still had a great turnout. This time, we're hoping for nice spring weather and we're also increasing the fees. Hopefully we can make significantly more this time! You're all invited to come (as long as you're 21 and up, of course).

Click here for more info about the CHROMA Beer Pong Competition!

Concepts for Final Poster

The theme that the graphics group has been working with is architecture, specifically focusing on buildings at SFSU. Here are just a couple of drafts.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring time work

The graphics team is hard at work over spring break. Here is some of the stuff we have all been working on.

Friday, March 23, 2012