Member Meeting Minutes for April 17, 2013

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Doug
    • Eli
    • Scott
    • Jaypee
    • Forest
    • Gene
    • Ssarita
    • Jeff
    • Gabe
    • Chad
    • Scott^2
    • Dan



  • Called to order at:
    • 7:35


New Members

  • None :(


Recent Events

  • Thu Apr 4: Lockpick Club
  • Thu Apr 4: Pittsburgh Geek Night
  • Fri Apr 5: About 3d printers
  • Mon Apr 8: UAV Meeting
  • Tue Apr 9: Open Source Fab Group
  • Thu Apr 11: Open Source Beer
  • Fri Apr 12: Intro to version control

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Apr 19: Rope-craft
  • Fri Apr 26: Finish It Friday
  • Sat Apr 27: "Intro to Arduino Programming"
  • Fri May 3: "Pirate box"
  • Fri May 10:
  • Fri May 17: CoffeeCoffeeCoffee / Artemis all night long
  • Fri May 24: Tentative: Shop Memorial Day BBQ
  • Fri May 31: Finish-It Friday
  • Sun Aug 18: PGH mini maker faire
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Flat panel speakers
    • Shop Show-and-Tell (Quarterly) (mid March)
    • Reverse engineering
    • Stepper motor hack challenge

Unscheduled Classes

  • Public welding class
  • Ham radio test (late March/April)
  • CNC milling
  • Q2 Learn to Solder (June)
  • Intro to processing
  • Arduino Track:
    • Learn to Solder
    • Physical Pixel
    • Sensors (May 31??)
    • Intro to Motor Control (June?)
    • Advanced Motor Control (July?)

Project/Shop Updates

  • Window Lights project - lights in the windows!
    • Gene is working on syncing the prototyping board with the outside display
  • 3D Printer
    • IT'S MELTING, Meeeeelting!
    • Not ready for public use yet, but if you have a shop relevant project, talk to Eli and he may be able to print it for you
  • Server Rack / network
    • DONE!
    • Ready for members use
  • Security cameras
    • DVR, Hard Drive (not working), and Power Supply obtained
  • Powerwheels
    • Starting soon

New Business

  • Power Bill
    • 60% increase in usage over
  • Phone system, PBX
    • Phone hooked up, #: 412-
    • Will have "off" mode for presentations etc.
  • Field Day, running ham on non grid connected power
    • Jeff has area to potentially setup entry
  • Daton Ohion, countries largest ham swap meet, Jeff can take stuff for sale
  • Notacon this weekend, very interesting event in Cleveland, focused on security interests, though has wider reach these days

Move to Adjourn: Sarita Second - Scott