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Message 18278 - Posted: 7 Jul 2008, 21:48:44 UTC
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How about BOINC tee shirts, coffee mugs, key chains and other merchandise that would herald some level of participation in BOINC and it's projects?

. . . imagine 'BOINC Millionaire Club' tee shirts, and other promotional merchandise that can only be purchased [at cost, or if a profit is made it would go to BOINC or the projects] by those who have accumulated 100k, 500k, 1M BOINC cobblestones?

. . . how about 100K, 250K, 500K, 1M merchandise available from individual projects?

Imagine the conversations at sporting events, stores and the water cooler that begin with being asked 'What is BOINC?'
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Message 18279 - Posted: 7 Jul 2008, 22:14:09 UTC
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I already have a BOINC Coffee mug. :-)
Limited edition, of course.



A lot of us got this one for testing the BOINC software.
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Message 18283 - Posted: 8 Jul 2008, 0:18:49 UTC

There are 2 people working on this at the moment. Jack Shultz of the Hydrogen@home project and Rytis Slatkevičius of the PrimeGrid project. I believe they will be avalable very soon. They were discussing it about 4 or 5 days ago and i believe they are in the process of setting up an online shop for BOINC.

You should tell them about the QMC mugs!

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Message 18289 - Posted: 8 Jul 2008, 9:05:31 UTC

Rytis Slatkevičius wrote:
We had some issue with Spreadshirt legal department thinking that we're
going to make money from BOINC, so the shop was suspended. We have now
resolved the issue, and were allowed to continue, so here it is:

http://boinc.spreadshirt.net/

We weren't allowed to put BOINC logo in the marketplace, so you can't create
your custom designs with it - if you want anything specific, let me know and
I'll put it in. Oh, and this shop is only shipping to EU, we need to create
similar one in spreadshirt.com, which ships to US.

I'll also create two-color vector logo this evening after work (finally
found a nice free vector editing software - Inkscape), which will enable use
of a different print technique and print on dark fabric.

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Message 18340 - Posted: 10 Jul 2008, 9:07:19 UTC

The US BOINC Shirts shop is as http://boinc.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/.

Free shipping in the EU shop until July 17 with coupon code *SUMMERSUNPOSTAGEFUN*- not sure about US shop.

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Message 18379 - Posted: 12 Jul 2008, 11:41:51 UTC

How about printing the BoincStats (or other stats image) on a plain white T shirt?

You might want to put a date on it too, seeing as the stats change regularly.
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Message 18425 - Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 15:24:36 UTC
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Looking in the store of Machinae Supremacy, I see they are also selling shirts specifically for women and children plus they're doing hats, caps and underwear.

Would you buy BOINC underwear if it was available through the BOINC shop?
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Message 18430 - Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 17:38:48 UTC - in response to Message 18425.  

Looking in the store of Machinae Supremacy, I see they are also selling shirts specifically for women and children plus they're doing hats, caps and underwear.

Would you buy BOINC underwear if it was available through the BOINC shop?

It sounds like a limited market Jord, but you never know :)

I would imagine that the common stuff would be the best sellers.

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Message 18527 - Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 15:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 18430.  

Would you buy BOINC underwear if it was available through the BOINC shop?


aaah no, already got my KTM-comforter, my M$-mug (preferably used for valerian-tee), my bootmaster-basecap, some ***** underwear i won't talk about over here....


It sounds like a limited market Jord, but you never know :)


if i look around boinc, the only thing which could tear up new markets would be that so very sought-after fubar@home cup..
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Message 19144 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 0:11:31 UTC - in response to Message 18527.  
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In addition to the spreadshirt store for US. I recently created a BOINC store in Cafepress. Here I stick to the standard BOINC logo. Again, I am not receiving any financial return from these purchases, though the company charges for its service.

BOINC Merchandise
http://www.cafepress.com/BOINC

See what you think about this Hydrogen@Home logo. I have taken a comic book style for it. Maybe you despise it? In that case, give me an idea to run with. Better yet, exercise some of your own artistic talent!

Hydrogen@Home Merchandise
http://www.cafepress.com/Hydrogenathome
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Message 19614 - Posted: 19 Aug 2008, 19:18:01 UTC
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Hi,
Any chance the EU store could have polo shirts similar to those in the US store? Or would they not be profitable enough? I'd certainly prefer a BOINC polo over a T-shirt, but that's just me. I'll be buying a t-shirt anyway if it's not possible.

Edit: Perhaps I should have said 'popular enough' instead of popular. I don't know how these things work and I would obviously not want the store to loose money.
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Message 19769 - Posted: 26 Aug 2008, 20:12:06 UTC - in response to Message 19614.  

Hi,
Any chance the EU store could have polo shirts similar to those in the US store? Or would they not be profitable enough? I'd certainly prefer a BOINC polo over a T-shirt, but that's just me. I'll be buying a t-shirt anyway if it's not possible.

Edit: Perhaps I should have said 'popular enough' instead of popular. I don't know how these things work and I would obviously not want the store to loose money.


Which polo do you like? The white or black? You should ask Rytis since he established the EU store. As far as being popular, that's not an issue with Spreadshirt. The store will host the site despite popularity, and I don't profit from the sales anyway.
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Message 19804 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 21:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 19769.  
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Hi,
Any chance the EU store could have polo shirts similar to those in the US store? Or would they not be profitable enough? I'd certainly prefer a BOINC polo over a T-shirt, but that's just me. I'll be buying a t-shirt anyway if it's not possible.

Edit: Perhaps I should have said 'popular enough' instead of popular. I don't know how these things work and I would obviously not want the store to loose money.


Which polo do you like? The white or black? You should ask Rytis since he established the EU store. As far as being popular, that's not an issue with Spreadshirt. The store will host the site despite popularity, and I don't profit from the sales anyway.


I emailed Rytis who has now very kindly added a white BOINC polo to the EU store.

I fully agree with the idea of checkpoint/cobblestone promotional items. Perhaps they could be self bought from a central place (maybe the spreadshirt stores) using some sort of 'unlock code' - but I'm not sure how that would actually work. Certainly adding some numbers to the items would show there are targets to drive for and might encourage people to stay with the project rather than installing it shortly after hearing about it and then uninstalling a few days later. Having said this, it does seem a little sad that people need further prodding to donate spare clock cycles to worthy causes when it really costs them nothing.
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Message 23768 - Posted: 18 Mar 2009, 17:00:22 UTC

How about a computer badge (analogous to a dash plaque for a car) that recognizes the accomplishments of a particular machine? After all, we are putting these poor things through a lot of heavy use 24/7.

I could also see individual projects awarding badges for specific accomplishments within their project (e.g., finding a prime, completed CPDN simulations).

The badge should be a nice, raised metal item, not just a puny sticker.
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Message 38505 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 1:59:38 UTC

World Community Grid and a few other BOINC projects are already awarding badges showing the degree of participation. Generally available only as small images on your computer screen, though.
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Message 42404 - Posted: 2 Feb 2012, 19:17:57 UTC

can't there be a web address like boinc.org ? the full address on tshirts is probably hard for a passerby to remember ?
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Message 43862 - Posted: 29 Apr 2012, 16:15:55 UTC - in response to Message 42404.  

I currently have aging BOINC T shirts with the sunburst BOINC logo on the front and the URL on the back.

I would like to be able to replace them with the same design in black, as the whites tend to yellow out after repeated washing.

But, not having the URL on the back is what PR people call "wasted real estate".

So, I would like to see that come back and be available on a black T shirt.


http://sciencesprings.wordpress.com
http://facebook.com/sciencesprings

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Message 44103 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 6:32:56 UTC

¡Me Gusta!
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