Member Meeting Minutes for August 21, 2013

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:

Gabe Jeff Bethany Geno Chad Scott^2 Gene Eli Jeremy Halley

  • Called to order at:
    • 8:00

New Members

  • Kevin

Recent Events

  • Thur Aug 8: Detroit re-cap
  • Thur Aug 15: Panic! (PGH Mini Maker Faire)
  • Sun Aug 18: Panic! (PGH Mini Maker Faire)

Upcoming Events

  • Thur Aug 22: show and tell
  • Thur Aug 29: Pgh Mini maker re-cap
  • Sun Aug 18: PGH mini maker faire
  • Thur Sept 5: Lock Pick
  • Thur Sept 19: Build a PBX
  • Oct Hacker challenge- reverse engineer a laser range finder

Potential Friday Night talks/events

    • Hard drive rescue
    • Build a PBX
    • Costuming (masks, etc)
    • Flat panel speakers
    • Shop Show-and-Tell (Quarterly) (mid March)
    • Reverse engineering
    • Stepper motor hack challenge
    • E-Bikes
    • Residential solar
    • Robot operating system
    • Finite State machines
    • Anyone?

Unscheduled Classes

  • Welding class for members
    • Need a good welder first
  • Ham radio test (late March/April)
    • Geno will find out when Pitt Radio is having test, we will schedule cram for right before
  • CNC milling
    • Need a CNC machine
  • Q2 Learn to Solder (early Sept)
  • Intro to processing
  • Arduino Track:
    • Learn to Solder
    • Intro Programming
    • Intro to Motor Control
    • Adam Wants to teach a wifi class

Project/Shop Updates

  • Power Bill
    • Current Bill?
    • Dan's sensor data? (I give up!)
  • Window Lights project - lights in the windows!
    • Gene is working on syncing the prototyping board with the outside display
  • 3D Printer
    • Is printing somewhat consistently, still not ready for public use, but see Eli, Chad, Jeremy or Anthony if you want to request to have something printed
    • Currently qualified MMax users:
      • Eli
      • Chad
      • Jeremy
      • Anthony
      • Bryant
    • Add possible workstation for 3d Printer.
  • Server Rack / network
    • Still need to figure out billing. Dan's data vs. Killawatt (this needs to happen!)
  • Security cameras
  • Powerwheels
  • Mugs - Gabe needs interest level/count
    • Will make a two dozen mugs to start with
    • Have not come in yet as of 7/17/2013
    • $15 each, $20 for mug customized with text at bottom
  • CNC Router
  • Chad to setup class feedback form
    • DONE
  • Setup e-stop for tools
  • Gabe and Chad to work on RFID control for tool area
  • Fridge
    • How is it working out?
  • Gabe selling mini-band saw and mini-lathe, then use funds to buy small wood lathe
    • propose to sell metal punch and misc stuff behind the couches.
  • Install outlets on main work table
  • Geno is making signal generator for shop
  • Web site hosting (seems to be working faster)
    • Will consider alternate hosting options
  • Pocket satellite - $300 to send effectively an Arduino to orbit or moon (still interested?)
    • Not going to do

Old Business

  • Oscilloscopes, misc items...
    • Big guys found a forever home
  • Hack PGH Get Hub Account

New Business

  • New Hackerspace release form
    • Everyone needs to sign this.
  • Shop cleanup
    • mini clean Sunday Aug 25
    • Major clean TBD
  • Will implement some "random stuff" dispositioning systems

Move to Adjourn: