Member Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Eli
    • Chad
    • Joachim
    • Gene
    • Geno
    • Steve
    • James Hyde
    • Scott2
    • Josh Roehrig
    • Simon
    • Alex (Google hangouts)
    • Steve
    • Chris Quick
    • Josh Smith
    • Gabe
    • James Lomuscio (Google hangouts)
    • Bob Berger
    • Chris Yohe
    • John Balacko


Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:48

New/Potential Members

Recent Events

  • Tax Day
  • 4/18/16 Open Shop
  • 4/17/16: Music Club

Current Events

  • PUBLIC: Model Railroading Club
    • Scheduled: Apr 21, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Apr 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • SHOP CLEAN
    • Scheduled: Apr 24, 2016, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: New Mom's Coffee Craft Night
    • Scheduled: Apr 24, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Apr 25, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: Apr 25, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC:Holistic Brain
    • Scheduled: Apr 26, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: Apr 27, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Inventor's Club Tour
    • Scheduled: Apr 28, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • FIELD TRIP: Wigle Whiskey Barrel Roll
    • Scheduled: Apr 29, 2016, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Learning Tracks

    • Sensors Sensors Sensors
      • May 14th 10am-2pm
    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Motor Control (TBD)
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
  • Mechanical Classes Learning Tracks
    • Andrew
    • Basic machineing class
    • Wait until lathe project is finished
  • Casting Day
    • Spring, Joachim
    • Re-purpose propane tank for foundry

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Been invited to autonomous racing meet in California
    • Similar presentation to IEEE presentation
  • Power wheels
    • Made progress in car layout, made sure people can fit
    • Working on CAD model, charging the LIPOs
  • Wheelchair
    • Needs better batteries
    • TARDIS?
      • Wheelchair being converted to Tardis mover
  • Wigle Whiskey Barrel Roll
    • April 29th 5pm
    • TARDIS!
    • Strip district to north side
    • Need help making it move!
  • 3-D Printer
    • M2 Bot
      • Working
    • Mendlemax
      • Ryan is repairing it.
  • Boxzy is working great
    • Training to start after meeting.
  • Mill
    • Working great
  • CNC
    • Outer has new spindle (silent and awesome)
  • Lathe
    • One more part needs to be made, Andrew is making it
  • Fabrication Station
    • Vinyl Cutter, ask to be trained
  • Vending Machine
    • Software Club
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Wordpress plugin takes advantage of WooCommerce
    • 2 Week Deadline
  • Brewing Club
    • Brewed and bottled 10 gallons of beer
    • HackPGH bottlecaps!
    • 2 weeks until ready to drink
  • Server
    • Working

Old Business

  • Pitt robotics club line following robotics competition
    • Went but didn't compete, sensor not well optimized for sharp curves
  • If you want to be trained on a machine, email to training@hackpittsburgh.org
  • Buddy system, board will put stickers
  • Need to figure out what to do with the printers, order ink?
    • Decided to go laserjet route
    • Chris Quick recommends Amazon laserjet printer for $100

New Business

  • Move Vacuum Chamber
  • Remove Kiln
  • New Computers
    • Even more computers!!!
      • Need to buy HDD or have one donated.
  • Tekko con was success
    • Tardis was big hit
  • Tardis wanted at events all over Pittsburgh
    • The events want to donate money to HackPGH
    • Bring up to vote: Allow organizations to donate money to use our Tardis
      • All members vote yes
  • Invited to Remake Learning tent with Assemble at Three Rivers Arts Fest
    • Members decide not to do this
  • John Balacko wants to start scale model club
    • Saturday 4/30/16: 12pm-4pm
  • Steve Owens having awesome party in beginning of May
  • Potentially offensive signs
    • No politics, No religion, No attacking specific groups, jokes with profanity are okay
  • James Lomuscio
    • Honorary member of HackPGH for high school students that want to go into science/engineering
    • Level 1 Makerspace does this already
    • 3-6 month membership
    • Need to be careful about this, Gabe warned of destroyed tools at TechShop
    • Recommendation from teacher,mentor required
    • Committee with plan to board
  • Simon
    • Intro to Unix Command line Class
    • Fri May 13 7:30-9:30
  • Maker Washington DC conference, HackPGH was represented, awesome!

Project RollCall

New Member Induction

  • N/A

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions, Chris seconds
    • Adjourned at: 9:36pm

Meeting notes by: Geno