3D-from-2D AGI-assisted CAD is still highly experimental
we're workin' on it capn,
though you're ahead of the
dang though, I'd have to agree, seeing some of those as 1:4848.48'' stuff to bitzbash would be awesome.
you know what else would be awesome related to that?
"Hey, computer, can you show me nCr based on the input sketch?" (enter AGI-GAH stuff).
I wish I were in a position to be able to more meaningfully assist on these,
unfortunately, I am not in a position at present-time to be able to fiscally assist.
there's nothing wrong with asking for support and brainstorming, these are realities in order to keep the awesomeness of AST alive.
the penfriends I've made here at AST, all the stuff I've learned, the chats...
I wouldn't trade that for anything
I look forward to AST's own 'events' and 'workshops', as well as E-conferences/conventions etc.
cyberconference logistics can be tricky, though... they're a great way to have more inclusive conferences hehe.
that could be a way to positive-gear from the admittance or sidepanels etc.
cause, let's face it; there are some conventions where, if some vendors weren't there, I wouldn't bother with the 'convention' itself. a number of comics-conventions and model-tradeshow fairs etc are like that...
I recommend having spoken with some of the 'silent visitors' to AST,
some of whom are in their dayjobs
financial planners, logistics officer, futures-actuariliasts, philanthropic warrant officers, and doctors etc.
that we consider "Usuary, Bursary, Annuities and Actuarials"
there are some options out there from Freethinkers Societies, LAN Clubs, Tertiary Providers, and some beliefs etc,
which AST may be able to avail itself of.
each hypothetically has its own Cost-V-Benefit prospectus and requirements to determining the overall merit of said 'opportunity' it seems a common KPI or compliance feature is "embedded Volunteer program" etc.
as to partnership opportunities with model-vendors etc,
there are several, such as HLJ, several bricks-n-mortar Bandai Crystal-Premium gashapon vendors etc,
not to mention R2 etc.
that's "just" the model-itself, electronics and lighting, infomechatronics etc,
those are STEM-orientated facets to the hobby, which are also related to the RapFab/3D-forming community...
ThisWeekInTech, 8bitguy forums, Minds, AGIfora etc, they've expressed interest in forming STEM-pathway partnerships.
all of that will also entail a contemplation of what pathway AST wants to avail itself of;
NFP(501c/f), more formal partnerships etc, or informal etc.
in the meantime, there are certainly crowdfunding for just-in-time events etc,
one-off pay-as-you-can is awesome when folks are able to, it all cumulatively adds up.
and I can certainly print-off flyers and leave those on bulletin boards at various locales
(bookshop, computer store, LAN Society, Secondary&Tertiary, art gallery etc)
the turnaround and incidence rate tends to be ~3weeks to ~20% of target across ~20 venues in this locale.
(where 'target' is 'bakesale" ballpark or pie-drive/Sausage-Sizzle).
If we had a clearer target ballpark... we could more readily mobilize,
as AST has members on 6 continents and 40+countries represented hehe.
I hope these are some ideas and avenues that folks haven't considered,
you'll be surprised what networking-brainstorming can come up with.
and that the awesomeness which is AST continues long into the future.