Member Meeting Minutes for August 7, 2014

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Jim
    • Joey
    • Gene
    • Geno
    • Scott
    • Anthony
    • Chad
    • Gabe
    • Gary
    • Dan
  • Called to order at:
    • 7:30pm

New Members

Recent Events

  • Thursday July 31st - Maker Faire Detroit Highlight Reel

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday August 7th - Last Lock Pick Club meeting, unless we get another sponsor
  • Friday August 15th - Analog Game Night!
  • Friday August 22nd - Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - Chad
  • Thursday August 28th - Intro to OOP - by Greg

Upcoming Classes

  • Build your own theremin class
    • Geno has the floor.

Potential Thursday Night talks/events

  • Liquid nitrogen Ice Cream

Learning Tracks

  • GPS class
    • Progress. This will be the next class.
  • Arduino Track... Next up:
    • We should probably reset here. We should schedule a new Intro to soldering class for fall.

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Window Lights project
    • Greg
  • Tool Power E-Stop
    • Work is still on ongoing.
  • Power wheels NYC 9/20-9/21 2014!!!!!
    • What needs done for NYC?
      • Tires
      • Wiring harness batteries
      • Steering
      • HoverBoard
      • Co2
      • Headlights, Brake-lights
    • Do we want to go to Milwaukee? 9/13-9/14
    • Do we want to go to Fort Wayne? 9/27-9/28
  • CNC Router
    • Need to get some wiring done

Old Business

  • Laser Cutter (AKA Frickin Lasers!)
    • Delivery on the ~ 14th, 4-7 days for x-rays, 2 days to clear customs. So 25th-ish? Maybe sooner.
    • How are we picking this up?
  • Carnegie Library demo 8/23.
    • Decided to talk about various aspects of Power Wheels Detroit!
    • We need an activity as well.
  • Shop Work
    • Decided to throw away couch. Need space.
    • Discussed painting walkways that need to be left clear. if something is left in the walkway, it will be thrown away.
    • Need to install new legs for the tables
    • Talked about getting 50 matching chairs for larger events
    • Stackable for consolidation.
    • Decided to remove the stove.


New Business

  • World Maker Faire NYC
    • No Booth but Power Wheels!
    • September 20th and 21st!
    • Let us know if you are interested in coming. Need to plan for space to sleep.
  • Getting back to our roots.
    • New (Well Old) procedure to induct members.
    • Lets take pride in the shop.
    • Show off things we made.
  • HackPGH is 5 Years Old!!
    • Party!
    • After Laser Cutter Comes in!
  • Nerd Exchange PodCast Event
    • Chad asked if anyone would have an issue. No one say anything except for Jim that mentioned he had a friend that has an internet talk show.

What can we do to make the shop better?

  • Less expensive lighting
  • Fix Lighting
  • Send email to group soliciting input on events
  • Send out a reminder about members meeting and point out that this is a good time to catch up with other projects
  • Re-Tweet our Tweets

Whats going on in the world of hackers?

Move to Adjourn

Gene motioned to adjourn. Bob seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:43pm.