Member Meeting Minutes for April 5, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Geno
    • Dave Coakley
    • Bob Berger
    • James Hyde
    • Adam Casto
    • Scott2
    • Alexandra Krongel

Called to Order

  • Called to Order At: 7:34pm

New/Potential Members

  • Alexandra Krongel

Previous Events/Classes

Learning Tracks / Classes

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

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
    • John Lewis- PittMesh DNS/Server talk


  • Classes
    • Chad
      • Edge lit acrylic

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
  • Power Wheels
  • Laser Cutter
    • New Fire Extinguisher Installed
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
      • We have a PiPo
        • Touch Screen Computer
    • Mendlemax
    • Makegear
      • Being repaired
  • Metal Shop
    • Welding curtains ordered
    • Drill Press Down
  • Wood Shop
    • Dust Collection System
    • Flammable material cabinet
    • Need table saw
      • Everyone ask around. Maybe we can get a donation.
  • Electronics Workstation
    • It looks awesome! Thanks Adam
  • Fabrication Station
    • Need dedicated power to Fabrication Station.
    • Vinyl Cutter
      • Back up and running!
  • Automatic dues payment system
      • Adam Casto will take over
      • Adam has began making new website dev.hackpittsburgh.org
      • Bought WooCommerce
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Hopper and Accepter is working (Jacques)
      • Need to wire into arduino.
      • It's on Trello!
  • Server
  • Misc
    • Attach power strip into table
      • On pause
  • 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.
  • Loft above garage door
    • Hold off for now.

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.
  • Closing shop for few hours for creating Pittsburgh cards against humanity aka Cards for Jagoffs
    • 6 people vote in favor, none abstained or against
  • Redbull aircraft challenge
    • August 4-6
      • Lets get team together
      • Need team captain

New Business

  • Treasurer's report
      • Purchased Quicken Books
  • We have a new full size fridge!
    • Thank you Barry and Sarah Rabkin!
  • Update personal info.
    • We are now requiring a Name, Email and a optional phone number to bin.
    • Emergency Contact info
    • 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.
  • Steve Morrison will loan the shop a jointer and planer
    • We need to pick it up

Project RollCall

  • Tesla Spirit Radio
    • Geno
  • Bob Berger
    • Drawbot
  • Chad
    • Maker Faire

New Member Induction

  • Drew Davis
    • All members present at meeting (4) and all board members approve

Move to Adjourn

  • Bob motions
    • Adam seconds
      • Adjourned at: 7:53pm
Meeting notes by Geno