Member Meeting Minutes for December 20, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Geno
    • Alex
    • Scott2
    • Jesse
    • John Lewis
    • Joachim
    • Jacques
    • Bob Berger
    • Andrew
    • Andrea
    • John Wetzel
    • Gabe
    • JET (Hangouts)

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:38pm

New/Potential Members

Previous Events/Classes

  • Analog Games
    • 7 people showed up
    • We should do this once a month

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Jan 7: 10am-2pm, Learn to Solder
  • Jan 28: Intro to machining class. 2 four hour classes. $60/class. Members only

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Events
    • Flavor Tripping
      • Miracle berries
      • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
      • Jan 14
  • Talks
    • Adam PittMesh
    • John Lewis- PittMesh DNS/Server talk
    • Grindhouse
      • Chad talked to Tim, just need to schedule
  • Gem making Talk
    • Andrew
  • Classes
    • John Lewis
      • Intro to Databases, Intro to Git
      • Soap Making class?
      • Make your own network cable
    • Intro to Welding, similar to Akron Makerspace
      • Lets drive to Akron Makerspace to learn welding
      • Contact Devin to set this up

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • John created Wiki and Github
    • Not going to California event in January
    • Going to send them a video of our car working
  • Power Wheels
    • No Updates
  • 3-D Printers
    • Mendlemax
    • Still fails even with UPS, new separate circuit should help
    • Makegear
    • Its back! Still needs a little work setting it up
  • Lathe
    • DROs need to be installed
  • Fabrication Station
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • We need to get it done ASAP or we will hand it off to Steel City Codefest
  • Vending Machine
    • New lock on it
    • Started making a coin hopper
  • Server
  • Vaccum Forming Table
  • Arcade
    • Rebuilt...
    • Inside Tardis
    • Needs keys mapped properly
    • Needs rewired

Old Business

  • Vinyl Cut Open Shop Hours on door
    • We tried,the cut failed, need to try again
  • Things that need done around the shop
    • Update Member Booklet
      • Members vote to make a PDF, email it to new members
      • Geno will do this
        • Geno began working on it, board needs to review before posting
    • Section Leaders Needed
      • Fabrication Station
      • CNC embroidery machine $300
        • Do more research on this
  • John Wetzel is offering to help us put gravel in parking lot
    • We got approval.
    • We are paying for 1/2. ~ $150.
    • John will contact them Wed
    • Will need 4 volunteers to spread it around
  • John Wetzel has idea to sell class stuff on Etsy or WooCommerce

New Business

  • Nation of Makers Ghost Ship Fire
    • Anthony's report
      • Need to split the electrical loads in building
      • Need to test alarms, first members meeting of month
      • Flammable material cabinet
        • Lets get one from Construction Junction
      • Need to get bathroom swinging outward
  • Fire Safety check
    • New Fire Extinguishers
    • Some New Wiring Dedicated for
      • Laser Cutter
      • 3d Printers
      • Mill
  • Eli wants to rearrange shop area for safety
    • Talk to him after meeting
  • Grindhouse wants to do film shooting at HackPGH
    • Early January, 5-6
    • Linkin Square Productions
      • No filming during other events
      • Chad to send more information via mailing list
        • 48 hours for deliberation
        • Board to make final decision, but take any dissent into consideration
        • All members present vote in favor
  • New Soldering Iron
    • Its awesome! Use it!
  • Dust filtration system for HackPGH
    • John Wetzel and Andrew Campbell
    • Put it into one of the glass block windows above garage door
      • Many recommendations from Dev from Akron Makerspace, on mailing list
      • Need to speak with Dale (our landlord)
  • Andrew went to Akron Makerspace
    • Bought an awesome lathe
    • He was very impressed with their space
    • We should visit other makerspaces more and learn from them

Project RollCall

  • Jacques
    • MC Escher Flying fish puzzle with quote, laser cut on our lasercutter
  • Alex
    • Cast a flywheel

New Member Induction


Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Jacques seconds
  • Adjourned at: 9:05pm
Meeting notes by Geno