Member Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad Elish
    • David Coakley
    • Corey
    • Jesse
    • Geno
    • Steve Morrison
    • Cathy
    • Eli
    • Bob Berger
    • Paul Kyros
    • Becky

Called to Order

  • Called to Order At: 7:37pm

New/Potential Members

  • Cressida
    • Instructional Technology major
    • Likes woodworking
    • Built a 3d printer
    • Makerspace at Pitt

Previous Events/Classes

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Oscilloscope Class (First run is free, no material costs)
    • Will be part of Learning Tracks in the future
    • Scheduled May 5 @7:30pm
  • Motor Control
    • June 17 @ 10am

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • April 21: Hacking Food and Drink part 2 @ 7:30pm- 9pm
    • History of Shrub and home made alcohol
  • Needs to be rescheduled
    • 8 Year Party
    • Biohacking: The moral Imperative to Build a Better You
    • MetaMesh: Ethernet cable class / Talk
  • Talks
  • Classes
    • Chad
      • Edge lit acrylic
    • Welding Class
      • Dave
    • Learn to use Planar and Jointer
      • Steve Morrison

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Rebuilding chassis
    • Working on servo and sensors
    • Got another member from Carnegie Robotics
  • Power Wheels
    • Found squirrel cage blower to cool motor
  • Laser Cutter
    • We want to get new honeycomb mesh for bed
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
    • Mendlemax
      • Bed realigned
    • Makegear
      • Being repaired
  • Metal Shop
    • Welding curtains On it's way
    • Drill Press Down
  • Wood Shop
    • Dust Collection System
      • Will be loaned by Stephen
    • Flammable material cabinet
      • We got it!
    • Jointer & Plainer
      • On Loan by Stephen.
    • Need table saw
      • Everyone ask around. Maybe we can get a donation.
  • Electronics Workstation
    • Pieces of wall plaster are falling off, need to fix
  • Fabrication Station
    • Need dedicated power to Fabrication Station.
    • Vinyl Cutter is working
    • Embroidery Machine is working
      • Let Chad know for training
  • Automatic dues payment system
      • Adam has began making new website dev.hackpittsburgh.org
  • Vending Machine
    • Jacques Working on it
  • Server
  • Misc
  • Safety Report
    • Need to test alarms!
    • We are now requiring anyone who walks into HackPGH who is not a member, sign the release form!
    • Anonymous complaints form online for members to report issues.

Old Business

  • New Mailing List / Slack/Google Groups - Make it easy for everyone (inclusion)
    • Geno setup mailing list
      • Its in beta testing
  • Checklist for various tools to keep track of their condition
    • Will setup soon.
    • Clipboards are here. Progress is being made.
  • Redbull Flugtag
    • Redbull stopped down and gave us a sign up kit.
    • August 4-6
      • Lets get team together
      • Need team captain
        • Contact Alexandra
  • Update personal info.
    • We are now requiring a Name, Email and a optional phone number to bin.
    • Emergency Contact info
      • Geno will send email on mailing list with form
    • Bins will be removed if this doesn't happen within 30 days.
  • When we buy a tool
    • We have to have it setup and start training within 2 weeks.
    • We have to teach classes on it to help pay for the tool.
  • Shop makes a lot of revenue from classes...
    • We want to highly encourage members to teach classes.

New Business

  • Remake Learning Days
    • May 15 PNC event and May 20: Learn to Solder Class
  • National Week of Making
    • June
  • Conceal And Carry
    • Mixed feelings by different members, we need to bring this up to larger membership
    • Lets see what other makerspaces do
  • Becky is working on making us a 501c3
  • Volunteer hours being logged

Project RollCall

  • Bob berger
    • Iot light

New Member Induction

  • Daniel Nigro
    • All board members present and at least 3 members approve
  • Samantha Black
    • All board members present and at least 3 members approve

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Cathy seconds
  • Adjourned at: 8:23pm
Meeting notes by Geno