Member Meeting Minutes for Dec 15, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • John Lewis
    • Joachim
    • Gene
    • Ryan Priore
    • Frank
    • Chris
    • Andrew
    • Geno
    • Alex Rojas


Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:48pm

New Members

  • N/A

Recent Events

  • DECEMBER
    • Sat 5th @ 1p - Mechanical Club
      • James and Andrew will cover it
    • Sat 5th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 7th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Wed 9th @ 7:30p - Tesla Club
    • Fri 11th @ 8p - Digital Games Night
    • Sat 12th @ 3p - WPLUG
    • Sat 12th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Sun 13th @ 12p - Shop Clean
    • Sun 13th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 14th @ 6:30-9 - IEEE Autonomous Power Wheels Talk

Upcoming Events

  • DECEMBER
    • Wed 16th @ 7p - PittMesh Working Group
    • Thur 17th @ 7p - Railroad Club
    • Sat 19th @ 1p - Music & Technology Club
    • Sat 19th @ 7p - Open shop
      • Geno
    • Mon 21st @ 7p - Open shop
      • Ryan may host it
    • Mon 21st @ 7:30p - Software Club
    • Tue 22nd @ 7:30p - Holistic Brain
    • Wed 23rd @ 7:30p - Open shop (finish your gifts)
      • John Lewis
    • Sat 26th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 28th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 28th @ 7:30p - UV Club
  • JANUARY
    • Sat 2nd @ 1p Mechanical Club
    • Sat 2nd @ 1p Welding Class
    • Sat 2nd @ 7p Open Shop
    • Mon 4th @ 7p Open Shop
    • Mon 4th @ 7:30p - Software Club
    • Wed 6th @ 7:30p - Members Meeting

Potential Evening talks/events

  • Raspberry PI networking class: John Lewis and John Balacko
    • Delayed to February
  • Learn Python class, Bob Berger, Simon Heath
    • Simon: Basic Python, Bob: Raspberry Pi, sometime in January 2016
      • No updates
  • Databases, John Lewis
    • Jan 9th 12-2pm, LUG at 3

Learning Tracks

  • Electronics and Embedded learning track
    • Basic Electricity and Electronics (Jan 30)
      • Jan 30 at 10-4, Basic Electricity and Electronics, 4 hrs, Pizza provided, Geno
    • Learn to Solder (TBD)
    • Basic Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Sensors Sensors Sensors
    • Motor Control (TBD)

Shop Projects / Updates

  • 3-D Printer
    • M2 Bot
      • Still going strong!
    • Mendlemax
      • Ryan Priore and Chris Yohe will be fixing it
  • Foundry project by Alex and Wesley
    • Trying to contact casting people from maker faire to help us
    • Joachim has a foundry, offering to help
  • Server
    • Mostly working. Still has issues.
  • New Mill
    • Need to order DRO
  • Fabrication Station
    • 4 moms chairs going to be stored in Paramount Building
      • Keep 6-10 chairs in the shop
  • Welder
    • MIG
    • TIG
      • Need cart.
      • Need argon gas.
      • We got a cart donated
      • Sorting party with beer at Eli's!

Old Business

  • We need to get rid of some stuff here at the shop.
    • Atm
    • Vending Machine
      • No updates
  • Club brochure
    • Ryan has one drawn up!
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • No updates
  • Bits to pieces (3d printing farm) and HackPGH may possibly be featured on WTAE
    • Bring up to vote
      • All present vote yes
  • Pittsburgh Bicentenial Parade participation, July 2016
    • Wesley brings up for vote
      • Eli seconds
      • All present vote yes

New Business

  • New Space Updates.
    • Attack Theater wants to help out (collaborate).
  • Shop Insurance
    • ~ $500/yr
    • Would remove the buddy system.
  • Lathe needs to be rebuilt and calibrated. Headstock misaligned. Possibly dangerous. Andrew wants to fix it.

Project RollCall

  • Joachim made flexible laser cut wood, Minecraft server
  • John Lewis, file server, Pi case

New Member Induction

N/A

Move to Adjourn

  • John Lewis motions
    • Ryan seconds
    • Adjourned at: 8:40pm

Meeting notes by: Geno