Member Meeting Minutes for August 15, 2012

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Doug
    • Scott^2
    • Sarita
    • Jeremy
    • Dan
    • Adam
    • Gabe
    • Eli
    • JP
  • Called to order at: 7:35

New Members

  • Gary Midock (not present)
  • Adam Longwill
    • interested in mesh networks
  • Andy Amrhein (not present)

Recent Events

  • Thu Aug 2 - Lock Pick Club
  • Fri Aug 3 - Surface mount soldering
  • Thu Aug 9 - Knot Tying Club
  • Fri Aug 10 - Steam Punk 101
  • Sat Aug 11 - Welding class for members


Upcoming Events

  • Fri Aug 17 - Rope Making
  • Tue Aug 21 - LoopPgh in the shop
  • Wed Aug 22 - Leah Buechley - LilyPad Creator at Children's Museum https://pittsburghkids.org/events/138/2012/8/22
    • 5:30 - 7:30
  • Fri Aug 24 - 3D Movie Making
  • Fri Aug 31 - "FLOAT", a talk by Ben Saks
  • Sat Aug 25 - Val's Intro to Processing class
  • Fri Sep 14th - 3pm visit to Google (Scott has details)
  • Sat Oct 6th - Intro to El wire
  • Sep 27th&28th - Open source hardware @ NYC Resistor
  • Fri Sep 21st - El wire
    • show off projects, impress Google
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~September)

Maker Faires!

  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22 - 5 weeks away!
    • Free to HackPittsburgh Members! (But really, why aren't you presenting/volunteering?!?!)
    • Kickstarter is stalled, looking for someone to take over
  • World Maker Faire NYC - Sept 29-30

Unscheduled Classes

  • Sat in August (maybe early early October): intro to electroluminescent wire
    • tentatively October 6th 1-5pm
  • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
  • Motor Controller class - Anthony
  • Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug Oct/Nov
    • tentatively early Oct
  • Public welding class

Project Updates

  • LEAD Balloon
    • aiming for Post Detroit ~end of August Launch

Shop Updates

  • Passport Stamp
    • Lives in desk by door, central door
  • We need another sort/clean-up day.
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
  • RFID project, next step!
  • Shop Garage Sale
    • Tentatively Sat Sep 8th
  • Potentially have "bone-yard build day"
  • There are currently bids on an oscilloscope and signal generator, see Scott for information

New Business

  • 3D Printer
    • Jet is almost done with his printer
    • Vote to buy @ < $1000: 9 for, 0 against, 1 abstain PASS
  • Scott^2 to develop list of meta-resources
    • General resources and information for hacker spaces
  • Bicycle rack
  • New aerial ping pong drop
  • Jet will make signs (fire extinguisher, first aid, etc.) and also move first aid to somewhere not stupid


Motion to adjourn: Doug, seconded by Sarita