Bits About Bytes are creating The Valley Forge
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The Valley Forge is the result of a passion for technology and an admiration for our community's educators. Located in the Lehigh Valley, we strive to achieve an open community of our own -- makers, creators and doers. As many students, hobbyists, engineers, and artists alike in a shared, collaborative space as possible. Our operations will work to spread S.T.E.M education, strengthen our local communities, provide groups and individuals with the tools they need to build and share their projects, and shatter any misconceptions about modern science and technology.

On this page, you'll find a content roadmap and a list of rewards, detailing our goals and how you can make them happen -- and get cool stuff at the same time!

This is a list of our goals that we intend to realize when the specified amount of money is raised. These differ from our stretch goals, which can be achieved when we reach a sustainable monthly income through Patreon.

$300 Raised: Sticker Reveal
- We will reveal the design of the Patreon-exclusive stickers and begin distributing them!

$1,000 Raised: T-Shirt Reveal
- We will reveal and begin to distribute The Big Blue Dot T-Shirt! (Read the $20,000 goal for more information.)

$5,000 Raised: 3D Workshops
- We will be able to purchase SLA 3D printers, make videos, and travel around to local institutions to hold educational, interactive workshops about 3D modelling and 3D printing. Topics include 3D printing technology, engineering, physics, 3D art and design and robotics.

$8,000 Raised: Expansion
- We will add more Patreon tiers, and access to limited events!

$20,000 Raised: Bus Search
- Our first project is the full conversion of a retired school bus that will be affectionately referred to as The Big Blue Dot. Or Dot for short.

We'll transform a Type D bus into a fully-equipped, solar-powered, powerhouse of a classroom on wheels -- then pack it to the brim with awesome technology and art workshops, including 3D printing, electronics, and robotics! Once fully functional, we'd love to take it to local libraries, schools, and other organizations to showcase projects, recruit members, and educate our community in innovative and fun ways.

$25,000 Raised: Solar Power -
We'll be able to fit Dot to run on solar power, and expand the bus's capabilities as a classroom!

$50,000 Raised: Makerspace
- With $50,000 raised, we should be able to find a place to call our own! Patreon contributors will be rewarded with first access to the makerspace.
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Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to The Valley Forge's Patreon feed.
Patreon Behind-the-Scenes
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to The Valley Forge's Patreon feed + patron-exclusive private Instagram. 
Goals
$0 of $250 per month
We will be able to reliably produce a video or two with unique subject matter every other week, and release a new sticker pack every month!
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The Valley Forge is the result of a passion for technology and an admiration for our community's educators. Located in the Lehigh Valley, we strive to achieve an open community of our own -- makers, creators and doers. As many students, hobbyists, engineers, and artists alike in a shared, collaborative space as possible. Our operations will work to spread S.T.E.M education, strengthen our local communities, provide groups and individuals with the tools they need to build and share their projects, and shatter any misconceptions about modern science and technology.

On this page, you'll find a content roadmap and a list of rewards, detailing our goals and how you can make them happen -- and get cool stuff at the same time!

This is a list of our goals that we intend to realize when the specified amount of money is raised. These differ from our stretch goals, which can be achieved when we reach a sustainable monthly income through Patreon.

$300 Raised: Sticker Reveal
- We will reveal the design of the Patreon-exclusive stickers and begin distributing them!

$1,000 Raised: T-Shirt Reveal
- We will reveal and begin to distribute The Big Blue Dot T-Shirt! (Read the $20,000 goal for more information.)

$5,000 Raised: 3D Workshops
- We will be able to purchase SLA 3D printers, make videos, and travel around to local institutions to hold educational, interactive workshops about 3D modelling and 3D printing. Topics include 3D printing technology, engineering, physics, 3D art and design and robotics.

$8,000 Raised: Expansion
- We will add more Patreon tiers, and access to limited events!

$20,000 Raised: Bus Search
- Our first project is the full conversion of a retired school bus that will be affectionately referred to as The Big Blue Dot. Or Dot for short.

We'll transform a Type D bus into a fully-equipped, solar-powered, powerhouse of a classroom on wheels -- then pack it to the brim with awesome technology and art workshops, including 3D printing, electronics, and robotics! Once fully functional, we'd love to take it to local libraries, schools, and other organizations to showcase projects, recruit members, and educate our community in innovative and fun ways.

$25,000 Raised: Solar Power -
We'll be able to fit Dot to run on solar power, and expand the bus's capabilities as a classroom!

$50,000 Raised: Makerspace
- With $50,000 raised, we should be able to find a place to call our own! Patreon contributors will be rewarded with first access to the makerspace.

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Access to The Valley Forge's Patreon feed.
Patreon Behind-the-Scenes
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to The Valley Forge's Patreon feed + patron-exclusive private Instagram.