Member Meeting Minutes for December 5, 2012

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Scott'
    • Scott^2
    • Jeremy
    • Gary
    • Zehn
    • Adam
    • Matt B.
    • Dan
    • Bob
    • Guest:
    • Gabe
  • Called to order at: 7:30

New Members

  • Luke Kambic
  • Steve Irish
  • Galen
  • Stephen Morrisson
  • Erin Close

External Collaborations

  • Thu, Jan 17th - Carnegie Museum of Art Culture Club making event. Jeremy attended last one, might have useful info to pass along.

Recent Events

  • Fri Nov 9th - Intro to Tesla Coils
  • Sat Nov 10th - Singing Tesla Coils
    • Shop now has Tesla Coil courtesy of Scott^2
    • Be careful if you are using, it's high voltage-duh
  • Sat Nov 11th - Balloon Launch
    • Reached a new best height for HackPittsburgh of 111,000+ft
  • Mon Nov 12th - UAV Group
  • Fri Nov 16th - Laptop Modding
    • Shop 'top was modded to add glowing logo
  • Sat Nov 17th - Intermediate Processing - val - tickets live
  • Sun Nov 18th - Shop cleanup!
  • Fri Nov 23rd - No event due to food comas.
  • Fri Nov 30th - FiniSH IT Friday


Upcoming Events

  • Thu Dec 6: Eat/Drink/Make - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh make night
  • Thu Dec 6: Pittsburgh Geek Night at Church Brew Works
  • Thu Dec 6: Pittsburgh Lockpick Club
  • Fri Dec 7: Open Source and the Law
  • Sat Dec 8: Learn to Solder - Matt B
    • Matt needs helper(s)
  • Sat Dec 8: Handmade Arcade
    • Early admission tickets are recommended
  • Mon Dec 10: UAV/Quadcopter group meeting (HackPittsburgh members only)
  • Tue Dec 11: Open Source Fabrication
  • Thu Dec 13: No Knot Tying Club meeting this month!
  • Fri Dec 14: Holiday Ornaments with the Egg Bot (need leader!)
  • Sat Dec 15: Intro to Motor Control - Anthony
    • Sold out!
  • Tue Dec 18: LoopPgh
  • Thu Dec 20: PittMesh
  • Fri Dec 21: No public event
  • Fri Dec 28: No public event
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~January)
    • Flat panel speakers

Unscheduled Classes

  • Public welding class
  • Ham radio test (spring)
  • CNC milling

Project/Shop Updates

  • Window Lights project - lights acquired, to be placed in window "soon"?
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
    • Need to organize electronics components
  • RFID project - handing out cards/keys.
  • 3D Printer
    • Finishing build, should be done soon, end of month at latest

New Business

  • Server Rack
    • Vote for install of Server rack passes
  • Bandsaw
    • Vote for buying bandsaw passes
  • ATM
    • ATM will stay for members to discuss potential projects
  • Steel City Code Fest
    • Need to gauge interest in putting together shop team
  • Facebook


Motion to adjourn: