The event is from 7 pm to 8.30 pm on Wed 18th Oct 2017, also we have only 30 minutes to set-up, as the DC closes at 6.30 pm.
We hope to overcome the problem of getting ten to twelve displays in place in 30 minutes by having some form of staging post close to (basement) , or in the DC. This would allow us to deliver kit (test as necessary) during the day and then quickly move it to the relevant desk.
It is also possible that the 30 minutes could be more like 45+ as we have yet to ask if desks can be in place prior to 6.30 pm, and as we plan to have an introduction in the community room for the first 10 to fifteen minutes, then that gives us a little extra time.
The restrictions on time plus health and safety will restrict us to displays that don’t belch out noxious fumes, so no smelting, casting or oxy-acetylene cutting !! (not sure about plasma cutting)
As you can see the logistics may restrict what we can display, e.g. no working 3D printers (mechanism could be moving) or laser cutters, but we hope to overcome these by having static displays and a video running on a PC. WiFi is available for connectivity for playing videos not available on a hard disk. Items already cut, printed etc. are welcome.
Keep the questions coming, and we hope to publish more about the logistics in the next month or two.