Member Meeting Minutes for August 3, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Josh Smith
    • John Lewis
    • Geno
    • Jeremy Tiogar
    • Gene

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:44pm

New/Potential Members

  • N/A

Recent Events

  • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Scheduled: Jul 20, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jul 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jul 25, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: Jul 25, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: Jul 27, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: Jul 28, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • MAKER FAIRE DETROIT
    • Scheduled: Jul 30, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jul 30, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Aug 1, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting
    • Scheduled: Aug 1, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Upcoming Events

  • PUBLIC: Mechanical Club
    • Scheduled: Aug 6, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Aug 6, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • SHOP CLEAN
    • Scheduled: Aug 7, 2016, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Aug 8, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: Aug 8, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: Aug 10, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: Aug 11, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Digital Games
    • Scheduled: Aug 12, 2016, 9:00 PM to Aug 13, 2016, 1:00 AM
  • CLASS: Arduino: Motor Control
    • Scheduled: Aug 13, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Aug 13, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Aug 15, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting
    • Scheduled: Aug 15, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Motor Control
    • August 13: 10am-2pm
  • Basic Electronics part 1
    • Sept 17: 10am-2pm
  • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
    • Intro to Mill
    • Intro to Lathe
    • Lightsaber class
      • Andrew
  • Casting Day
    • TBD
  • Fix it Day
    • Sept 10 11am to 5pm

Potential Talks/Classes

  • Chainmail Class
  • Selling on Ebay class
    • John Lewis

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Getting ready for September race
  • Power Wheels
    • Get brush-less motor working or going back to DC motor
  • 3-D Printers
    • Need to move printers to library area
  • Lathe
    • DROs need to be installed
  • Fabrication Station
    • Need to buy vinyl
    • Scott is bringing brand new sewing machine
  • Vending Machine
    • John Lewis reinstalled OS for pi
    • Configured to use HackPGH wifi
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Working on site and stuff.
    • If you want to help, let me know!
  • Server

Old Business

  • Buddy system Stickers
    • Need More Cut (need vinyl first)
  • Uptown/Oakland Eco innovation district cleaning a lot, turning into community garden
    • No Update
  • Routers cant keep up with traffic during classes.
    • Getting one tomorrow.
  • Need outlets near mill
  • Rotary table for mill 6"
  • New Space
    • Harold's space is still possibility
    • Possible place on Gist street (share with Attack Theatre)


New Business

  • Maker Faire Detroit Recap
    • Finished the car at 11pm Friday night. Race Saturday 10am
    • Chassis great, handling great
    • Brushless motor became challenge, prevented us from qualifying
    • Brushless motor hall effect sensors were very very hard to calibrate
    • We want to go with DC motor for NYC race, or fix brushless
    • 17th/37th place even though we only raced in endurance race
    • 13th/30 in endurance race
  • Need to clean space.
  • Adam MetaMesh, Free Fiber internet for Hill District
    • Adam asked if we can store the router at the shop, we get free super fast wifi
    • Bring up to vote: All 7 members present vote in favor
  • Key and Badge for Joel and Brittney
    • 6/7 members vote in favor to give Brittney from Maker Faire few months of membership, John Lewis abstains
    • Make new rule for people who made very large donations to get invitation from board to have temp membership
      • Board needs to vote on this
    • Vote at next board meeting for Joel from Boxzy to get temporary membership
  • Makers for Press Conference WTAE, News, Mayor, Mini, Mini, Mini Maker Faire
    • August 18 at 10am
    • Lets bring Delorean, Tardis, other projects
  • Vinyl Cut Open Shop Hours on door.
  • Lets put Open Shop recurring on Meetup. Excellent way to attract new members.
  • Jeremy Tiogar is working on making a Vaccum Forming Table for shop. 2 feet by 2 feet

Project RollCall

  • Joachim: Cast some text "Pyro" in metal
  • Jeremy Tiogar: Boxzy works better, so he is making a higher quality version of Star Wars gun

New Member Induction

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Gene seconds
  • Adjourned at: 8:36pm
Meeting notes by Geno