The Twin Cities hackerspace the Hack Factory is raising funds to buy a MakerBot Cupcake CNC. How? By selling raffle tickets! Borrowing a move from Providence hackerspace AS220 Labs’ MakerBot raffle, the Hack Factory will sell enough raffle tickets for two Cupcakes, then keep one and award the other to the raffle winner.
Rules are simple: $5 a “ticket” (tickets are actually virtual- you’ll get entered into a spreadsheet and we’ll randomize a selection), 300 tickets are available, no limit (if you want to buy all 300, be our guest!). Need not be present to win, nor a member of TCMaker (and membership is, of course, not going to improve your chances of winning). We obviously can’t guarantee the delivery schedule (currently, they are on backorder until batch 14 is ready in mid-May; they are accepting pre-orders, but unless we sell out of tickets in record time, we will probably miss the pre-order bus, too).
And if you think that just one ticket won’t win, bear in mind our very own Becky Stern won the AS220 MakerBot with just a single ticket, and has been unleashing all sorts of awe-inspiring mayhem with it ever since.
Interested? Go ahead and buy a raffle ticket.
UPDATE: It turns out that PayPal can’t be used for raffle tickets, which complicates things. TCMaker is figuring out an alternative payment system.