Then we had the gala and got to use the decorations as intended:
This was our check in area with one of the light up signs and an accessory sign on top.
Here is another of the light up signs at our silent auction area. I originally planned on using a dimmer so that the white LEDs wouldn’t be too bright. This was unnecessary and I ended up just connecting the 12v power supplies directly up to the LED strips.
Also at the silent auction area I had the displays that showed photos from Ignite events at local public schools or quotes from the girls that attended them or just infographics shown the impact the program has.
At the photo spot I laid out the dry erase speech bubble props and I made a table cloth with examples of things people might write on the signs to prompt guests to write things.
Which they did.
Not show previously, we made a sign for the podium:
Then the other light up sign was for our desserts table. There is a common gala thing apparently where people sharing tables bid collectively to get first pick of the desserts, called dessert dash. I made a sign for the table to try to help build the excitement for the bidding and the desserts. This one, unlike the other was run on a big rechargeable battery so that it would last the night. When I tested the battery it was able to power the sign for about 3.5 hours before a noticeable drop in brightness :
Here is the sign in action, during the activity
Those were the decorations I built at Noisebridge. Thank you all for sharing the space and letting me take over large areas of it during the painting and fabrication.
Just as a bonus I want to share these two other photos from the event:
Here is a table with a welcome activity devised by the caterer. As guests arrived they would help contribute to edible centerpieces which were placed on the table when the program / dinner started.
And here is @mcscope 's beautiful painting that she donated to the auction