Editing Getting started (section) From The Great Ball Contraption Wiki PageDiscussionEditHistory More... What links here Related changes Special pages Page information Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. This page supports semantic in-text annotations (e.g. "[[Is specified as::World Heritage Site]]") to build structured and queryable content provided by Semantic MediaWiki. For a comprehensive description on how to use annotations or the #ask parser function, please have a look at the getting started, in-text annotation, or inline queries help page.Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! == Your First Show == Now that you've got one (or more!) modules that are fairly reliable and don't leak too many balls. It's time to display them alongside other modules at a public event. Here are some tips to increase your chance of being asked back again: * Make sure the coordinator knows beforehand what you're intending to bring. It helps them plan the display, and they can let you know of any requirements specific to that event. * Make yourself available to help set up and tear down the display outside of just looking after your own modules. * For at least the first couple of hours, be nearby so that you can fix any problems with your module. * GBCs require constant tending, so offer to watch for a while so that others can have a break. In other words, don't just rock up, dump your module on the table and say "Here's my module, I'll be back at the end of the event to pick it up [[wiktionary:kthxbye|kthxbye]]". Chances are this is the first time your module will be run for more than an hour or so at a stretch, so be prepared to find a bunch more problems. Maybe you've got a connection that works itself loose over the course of a day. Maybe you've got an axle that's bearing too much weight as it spins - the module might work fine, but the build-up of [[ABS dust]] is noticeable. Whatever it happens to be, you're likely to take your module home with some form of improvement to make. This is not a bad thing - it means that next time it'll work that much better. Summary: Please note that all contributions to The Great Ball Contraption Wiki are considered to be released under the a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (see GBC:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "http://greatballcontraption.com/wiki/Getting_started"