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by krafter
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Midwest Gaming Classic Discussion
Topic: MGC 2011 thread!
Replies: 163
Views: 48040

Re: MGC 2011 thread!

Coming up way to fast. I had several projects I hoped to finish before the show but I doubt I will be able to carve out enough time between now and then. I guess I should start planning for MGC 2012 now, maybe we could do a group project and build some kind of tech ark!

-- Chris
by krafter
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: MGC 2010 Archive
Topic: MGC 2010 HYPE thread
Replies: 423
Views: 53292

Re: MGC 2010 HYPE thread

I need to come up with a backup power plan. Maybe a generator and some solar panels. Or a laptop. :wink: I would go for a generator if your power goes out a lot. Solar panels are good for extended use and small loads, but they are expensive. A generator will put out at least 10x as many watts per d...
by krafter
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: MGC 2010 Archive
Topic: MGC 2010 HYPE thread
Replies: 423
Views: 53292

Re: MGC 2010 HYPE thread

I am bummed I didn't get back over there on Sunday. I was awoken early because my house was oddly very quiet. I looked at the clock and realized there was no power. Living a techno-addicted life kind of sucks when the power is out. No lights, no heat, no toaster or Microwave. The internet was up, my...
by krafter
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: MGC 2010 Archive
Topic: MGC 2010 HYPE thread
Replies: 423
Views: 53292

Re: MGC 2010 HYPE thread

Oh boy, I see my printer is on the list of activities. <looking at the pile of parts on the counter> I guess I better get it reassembled. Heh.

Should be a good time. I can't help but think the move closer to Milwaukee will make a big difference on attendance.

-- Chris
by krafter
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: MGC 2010 Archive
Topic: MGC 2010 HYPE thread
Replies: 423
Views: 53292

Re: MGC 2010 HYPE thread

I am planning on attending. Ben asked me to bring my proto-3D printer. Its kind of loud when its running though. I need to make a box for it or something. Also if anyone needs tools or parts let me know. I live about 30 minutes from the hotel so I can bring anything along thats needed. I have a fair...
by krafter
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ECCC Chicago Expo, Saturday, September 26, 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

ECCC Chicago Expo, Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just a note for anyone interested. Ben and I plan to attend this event in Chicago. Its Commodore themed but they welcome all 8-bit platforms. The details are on their web site but here is the date/location: Saturday, September 26 Fairfield Inn and Suites (Marriott) 645 West North Ave Lombard, Illino...
by krafter
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MGC 2009 - Great show, once again!
Replies: 550
Views: 34398

Re: The Benheck.com Experience at Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

Has anyone seen the space yet? Is there room to setup the projector and screen I am bringing?

If anyone realizes the forgot something send me a note before tomorrow morning and I will bring it along when I come over tomorrow.

Chris (Krafter)
by krafter
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MGC 2009 - Great show, once again!
Replies: 550
Views: 34398

Re: The Benheck.com Experience at Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

I am bringing along a DLP projector and a screen. I don't know if there will be enough room to set it up but if there is we will have a way to project the images for anyone to see. The projector takes VGA, S-Video and Composite. Actually I think it takes component too via a converter cable. I can't ...
by krafter
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MGC 2009 - Great show, once again!
Replies: 550
Views: 34398

Re: The Benheck.com Experience at Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

I realize its late notice, but if anyone is looking for a place to stay for the weekend they are welcome to stay at my house. Its not real close to the event, I am on the North side of Milwaukee, about 40 miles, but its free. Also if anyone ends up needing parts or tools once they get to the event l...
by krafter
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC 2008 [its over :( ]
Replies: 220
Views: 28868

Parts

gannon wrote:Well, I'm here now...or am I?!
Got my triwing and 4.5mm screwdrivers on me.
Forgot a few resistors though, so I might not be able to burn a PIC.
Let me know what you need and I can bring them tomorrow.

--Chris
by krafter
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC 2008 [its over :( ]
Replies: 220
Views: 28868

Re: Chicago

Another option is to fly to Chicago. Usually the cheapest flights to Milwaukee are those that go to Chicago and then you shuttle to Milwaukee. Chicago is much closer to Milwaukee than Minneapolis. I think at this late hour though there is no avoiding an expensive flight. The cheapest I see into Chi...
by krafter
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC 2008 [its over :( ]
Replies: 220
Views: 28868

Chicago

Sorry guys. Seems I can't make it this year. I have the money (saved $1700 to go), but my parents say I can't go by myself and no one I know Can go with me. :cry: Next year nothing will Stop me. My only fear is that there may not be a next year. Would it help any if you flew in, rather than drove? ...
by krafter
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC 2008 [its over :( ]
Replies: 220
Views: 28868

I plan to be there both days. I wish it was a little later in the year, but I think there was too much competition for the space during the spring. If anyone is looking for a place to stay let me know. I am on the North Side of Milwaukee. It is a longer drive than staying at the hotel but its free a...
by krafter
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Slow server. Will it be fixed soon?
Replies: 48
Views: 5984

Digg

It was slow because links to Ben's site ended up on the site digg. That often ends up in sites going completely down.

I can't really complain though. Its not like we pay to use the forums.

--Chris
by krafter
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Midwest Gaming Classic - now over, check for pics!
Replies: 169
Views: 23276

Excellent presentation Ben very enjoyable. The highlight of the show for me. In fact I was somewhat disappointed by the rest of the event. I thought there were more vendors selling more stuff last year. I liked the trivia they had this year so parts of it were better and being able to play Tron on f...