Member Meeting Minutes for Aug 5, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Jim
    • Johnathan
    • Eli
    • Geno
    • Stephen
    • Scott^2
    • Jason Hyde
  • Called to order at: 7:48pm

New Members

Recent Events

  • July 16th - Model Railroad Club
  • July 18th - Music & Technology Club
  • July 20th - Software Group Meeting
  • July 22nd - Tesla Club
  • July 25th - Class: Sensors Sensors Sensors
    • 2 or 3 people attended
  • July 24 - 26, Power Wheels at Detroit MakerFaire
  • July 27th - UV Club
  • Aug 1st - Mech Club
  • Aug 3rd - Software Group Meeting
  • Aug 5th - Members Meeting

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 8th - Maker Faire Info Session @ HackPGH
  • Aug 10th - UV Club
  • Aug 12th - Tesla Club
  • Aug 15th - Music & Technology Club
  • Aug 17th - Software Group Meeting
  • Aug 18th - Members Meeting

Potential Evening talks/events

  • Jon Lewis, Database talk
    • updates?
  • John Balacko would like to do a talk on use and selection of ICs.
  • Lets restart Movie Night, and Game Night (analog/digital(artemis))
    • 2nd and 4th Friday digital and analog
    • August 14 Artemis/ Digital Games night sponsored by Johnathan
    • 8-10pm with disclaimer that game nights go late
    • Different digital game every time, not always Artemis
  • Suggestions?
    • Scott Holistic Brain talk


Learning Tracks

  • Motor Control

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Power wheels
    • Bought new controller, contacter, motor (identical to current motor), throttle with Eli's and Chad's own funds
  • CNC Router
  • Running!
    • Bob bought 2nd dremel tool
    • Old dremel tool, bearings and brushes died
  • Laser Cutter
    • Out of stock for chiller, Waiting patiently for it to come back in stock.
      • Must use ice.
      • Warranty will be done within days, we should look it over, make sure nothing needs fixed
  • 3-D Printer
    • Currently down. Almost ready to come back up.
      • Needs wiring and calibration
  • Foundry project by Alex and Wesley
    • Waiting for Alex to get build list sent to us.
      • No updates
  • Server
    • Both servers are up and working.
    • Artemis stuff is stored on there currently
  • Open Source Brewing
    • Waiting for cooler weather for brewing.
      • No updates

Old Business

  • Sign Ideas
    • Chad took the photo.
    • Picture and dimensions sent out a few weeks ago.
    • Pick a date for reviews.
      • September 12
  • Detroit Maker Faire
    • How did it go?
      • 1st place in Moxie, 3rd place overall.
      • Car survived, but some broken body panels, fuses kept blowing, throttle issues
  • Pittsburgh Maker Faire October 10 and 11.
    • The call for makers is out! GOTO makerfairepittsburgh.com!
    • HackPGH will have a booth with shop projects. You still need to register!
    • REGISTER!!!!! REGISTER!!!! REGISTER!!!!
    • You have until August 15 for round 2
    • Makerfaire infosession on 8/8
    • Need to clean place up before that. Friday evening.
  • We need to get rid of some stuff here at the shop.
    • Still need to get rid of ATM.
  • New Mill
    • Updates?
    • Need to pick it up
    • No Updates
  • Crafts area
    • Updates?
    • We need to keep area clean
  • John brought in new printer for shop.
    • Lets choose one of the printers to keep, but we need to do research on how much ink costs and etc.

New Business

  • New induction procedure.
    • 1 month trial period, get rfid card, not physical key
    • Allow members to get to know you
    • Current membership votes to allow new member in or not after a month
    • Get rid of old interview process
  • Next members meeting will be Wed, not Tuesday, one last time. 8/19

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Jason seconds
  • Adjourned at: 9:01pm