Member Meeting Minutes for August 2, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Dave Coakley
    • James Hyde
    • Geno
    • Josh Smith
    • Becky
    • Samantha
    • Gary Prishak
    • Simon Heath
    • Rob Martin
    • Jesse
    • Eli
    • Justin
    • Joachim
    • Alan Bachman
    • Corey Lipchik
    • Wesley
    • Adam Longwill
    • Jacques (hangouts)

Called to Order

Called to Order At: 7:31pm

New/Potential Members

  • Sam

Previous Events/Classes

  • Edge lit acrylic
    • 5 people came
    • minor tech issues
    • class went well otherwise, good reviews
    • Next one in November
  • Filming at HackPGH
    • Making your future

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Soldering Class
    • Design our own PCB and have something which is not an Arduino
    • Geno, Bob, and Cathy will work on it
    • Sometime in August/Sept?

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Fidget Spinner class for kids
    • Dave Coakley and Rob Martin
    • Boyscouts and Girlscouts
      • August
  • Intro to Biosignals
    • James Hyde
    • Possibly Nov or Dec
  • Intro to Czech and Mandarin
    • Becky
  • Intro to CPR
    • Becky and James
  • Build a steam engine class
    • Joachim
    • Copper pipe, JB Weld
  • Laser Cut Sun projector for Eclipse
    • Josh Smith
    • Free with suggested donation $5
    • Aug 12
      • 5:30-7:30pm
  • MoCa Networking
    • Justin

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Meeting tommorow
    • Crunch time
  • Power Wheels
    • 46 cars during race
    • Eli and Joachim
    • Had technical issues but solved in the end
    • Got 2nd place Moxie, 4th place overall


  • 3-D Printers
    • New Printers
      • Tall and fast!
      • Has Octoprint
      • PLA or ABS, heated bed
  • Metal Shop
    • Got bandsaw blades
    • Need gas for little Mig welder
    • New metal saw
      • Can cut any metal except hardened steel
      • Ask Dave Coakley for training, go very slow
  • Wood Shop
    • Got large Dust collector
    • Need new 220V line
      • Dave and Chris will do it
      • Gary can help with wire
    • Got blades for bandsaw
  • Electronics Workstation
  • Fabrication Station
    • Needs new wiring
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Wild Apricot
    • Chad to have meeting with Pete from Milwaukee makerspace
    • CW working on stuff.
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Collector needs added
    • Jacques and Dave will help install bill and coin reader
  • Server
    • New display on the TV
    • Mac Mini server, Chad
  • Laser Cutter
    • CW is working on getting us honeycomb for laser cutter
  • Safety Report
    • Need to test alarms this Meeting!
    • We are now requiring anyone who walks into HackPGH who is not a member, sign the release form!
  • Redbull Flugtag
    • August 5
    • Jesse needs help with welding and woodworking
    • Need help ASAP!

Old Business

  • Becky is working on making us a 501c3
    • Application has been filed with IRS
  • Teaching classes
    • We want to implement the following... You have a choice Lets vote on it.
      • Volunteer hours
      • 1 month membership
      • A class at cost
      • Subject to approval of the board
        • Simon motions
        • Eli seconds
        • 12 people in favor
        • Nobody opposed
        • Motion passes
  • Classes
    • There is a new form and process.
  • Putting cameras in the shop and upgrade to outside cameras
    • Automatic logging
    • Keep it on the LAN, not on the internet
    • Better cameras outside with larger FOV
    • Month worth of data stored, motion activated, round robin storage
    • No audio will be recorded
    • No cameras in the bathroom
  • Welcome Becky to the board!
  • Board term limits 2 years
    • Membership voted in favor
  • TechShop Updates
    • Exploring possibility of becoming fiscal partner with TechShop
    • 2 abstained, 12 in favor.

New Business

  • New space
    • 30,000 sq foot bldg, 3 floors, across from 5th ave school lofts
    • Membership approves further discussion about this space
    • Possibly moving into space next door
  • Student, Veteran, Senior Citizen Rates for HackPGH
    • Valid student, veteran, 65+ yrs old ID, maintain status for discount
    • $30 rates
      • Voting: Josh motions,Becky seconds, 12 in favor, nobody opposed or abstained
      • Motion passes
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh
    • HackPGH giving Chad authority to pull out of producing Maker Faire
      • Chad motions, Josh seconds, 14 in favor, nobody opposed or abstained
  • Take out garbage on time, lets all work to help keep the shop free of insects


Project RollCall

New Member Induction

  • N/A

Move to Adjourn

  • Adam motions, Becky seconds
    • Adjourned at 9:06pm
Meeting notes by Geno