Member Meeting Minutes for April 4, 2012

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Copied from Mar 22nd version, edit as agenda until meeting happens.

Minutes by Agenda Topic

Attendees: Called to order at 7:34

New Members

Anthony Cascone

Recent Events

  • Fri Mar 23 - FinishIT Fri
  • Sat Mar 24 - Physical Pixel - Doug
  • Tue Mar 27 - Mythbusters (per list emails, donate shirts, hoodies, etc?)
  • Fri Mar 30 - Artemis!
  • Sat Mar 31 - PittLockpick at the Children's Museum

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Apr 6 - Unblurred/GAGI Festival (HackPittsburgh @ Cotton Factory/TeeRex)
  • Fri Apr 13 - Easter Egg Bot (Matt)
  • Fri Apr 20 - Invention of the Telephone (Luc)
  • Fri Apr 27 - Cyborg Theater Field Trip (Laura)
  • Fri May 4 - 3D Scanning with the Kinect
  • Fri May 11 - Line Following Robot (Eli)

Upcoming Classes

  • Sat Apr 14th: Soft Circuits class w/ex-member Elizabeth - confirmed date. Need to promote it @ unblurred
  • Sat May 19th: Basic Tool Safety (Jet) (Noon - 2pm)
  • Sat Jun 9th: PCB Class (Matt)
  • Start thinking about July Classes
    • Welding class for members prior to general public welding class
    • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
    • ...
  • Future Class: Learn-to-Solder reprise

Outside Events

  • April 5th: Lock Pick Club
  • April 10th: Open Source Fab Night
  • April 12th: Knot-tying club
  • April 14th: Robot fest: Baltimore's MiniMakerFaire - Laura is going
  • April 14th: Notacon - Cleveland, Ohio, Art/Hacking/Tech conference
  • April 27th: Cyborg Cabaret (Moved from Apr 14th) http://www.showclix.com/event/223344
  • April 28th: Pyrotopia - At the Pumphouse. Various levels of volunteers needed (attraction operators needed, among other things)
  • June 1st: Pittsburgh B-Sides security conference

Outside requests

  • Invitation from CLP to help with YOUmedia-ish project (see info@ email)

==== Maker Faires!

  • Only 16 weeks until Detroit!
  • Maker Faire Detroit call for Makers is open (through June 1st)
  • Maker Faire Chicago - August 3-5
  • MiniMakerFaire Pittsburgh Sept 22nd - meetings underway.

Project Updates

  • Power Wheels
  • LEAD Balloon

Shop Updates

  • Make Magazine subscription fund
  • Electrician Update
  • Death Row disposition - GONE!
    • Thanks to jet for taking stuff to construction junction and to Eli's friend for providing free dumpster space!
  • Funds raised so far from eBay sales

Motion to adjourn: 8:37