Member Meeting Minutes for Feb 3, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Simon Heath
    • Chad Elish
    • Eli
    • Gene
    • Geno
    • Jim Freach
    • Ryan Priore
    • James Hyde
    • Scott^2
    • Volker
    • John Lewis
    • Chris Yohe
    • Joachim

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:37pm

New/Potential Members

  • N/A

Recent Events

  • JANUARY
    • Sat 23rd @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 25th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 25th @ 7p - Software Club
    • Tue 26th @ 7:30p - eGame Writing 101 (Unreal Engine)
    • Wed 27th @ 7:30p - Tesla Club
    • Thur 28th @ 7:30p - Meeting of Holistic Brain
      • Next one Feb 25th
    • Sat 30th @ 12p - Basic Electronics Class
    • Sat 30th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Sun 31st @ 12p - SHOP CLEAN
      • Cleaned up a ton of stuff! Moved chairs to paramount
  • FEBRUARY
    • Mon 1st @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 1st @ 7p - Software Club
    • Wed 3rd @ 7:30p - Members Meeting


Upcoming Events

  • FEBRUARY
    • Sat 6th @ 1p - Mech Club
    • Sat 6th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 8th @ 7p - UV Club
    • Mon 8th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Tue 9th @ 7:30p - eGame Writing 101
    • Wed 10th @ 7:30p - Tesla Club
    • Thurs 11th @ 7p - Steel City Infosec Meetup Lab
    • Fri 12th @ 7:30p - Intro to Programming with Python
    • Sat 13th @ 3p - WPLUG
      • Cancelled
    • Sat 13th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 15th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 15th @ 7:30p - Software Club
    • Tue 16th @ 7:30p - Members Meeting

Potential Evening talks/events

  • How to write for Make Magazine talk
  • From Idea to Laser Cutter talk
    • How to use the cad software, how to go from cad to laser cutting
  • From Idea to 3d printer talk
    • How to use the cad software, how to go from cad to 3d printing
  • From idea to CNC machine talk
  • Create a 3d printing and laser cutting group at HackPGH
    • Ryan and Chris Yohe
  • How to use google hangouts server talk
    • John Lewis
  • How to use ROS
    • John Lewis

Learning Tracks

  • Electronics and Embedded learning track
    • Basic Electricity and Electronics (Jan 30)
    • Learn to Solder
      • Feb 27, Saturday
      • Gene
    • Basic Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Sensors Sensors Sensors
    • Motor Control (TBD)
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices
  • Casting Day
    • Joachim
      • Spring, when college classes are over
  • Intro to Programming Python Class
    • Simon and Bob
    • 2/12/16 7:30pm-9:30pm


Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Discussed rewiring of the car
      • Clean things up mechanically and electrically
  • Power wheels
    • Need to kick off 2016 season
  • Wheelchair
    • Cupcake car.
  • 3-D Printer
    • M2 Bot
      • Works great, needs a more quiet fan
    • Mendlemax
      • It's printing but still needs some TLC (Still being worked on).
  • Foundry
    • Propane powered, made from propane tank
  • Server / Google Hangouts
  • New Mill
    • DROs Still needs installed.
  • Lathe
    • Being repaired
  • Fabrication Station
    • Chairs are Gone!
    • Still needs some TLC
  • Welder
    • MIG
      • Going Strong
    • TIG
      • Needs cart and gas.

Old Business

    • Atm
      • Still need to contact
    • Vending Machine
      • John Lewis tried to contact Gabe
      • Simon working on the project
  • Club brochure
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • We have the code! Chad had lunch with Jim, We are going to put it in a test environment before going further.
  • New Space Updates
    • Cooperation with Dale to get larger space
  • Podcasting events
  • Andrew wants to start Mechanical Classes Learning Tracks
  • Memberships for Startups
    • Floating memberships?
    • Charge a little more for companies?
    • Use Ryan's and Chris Quick's startups to try this out?
    • Floating membership affects insurance
  • Gene and Eli motion to keep membership terms same for startups as for regular members
    • Board will re-write the proposal and present it again
  • Elections!
    • Start Nominations Now!
    • Elections on the 3rd Tuesday of Feb (usually Wednesday but the meeting will be on a Tuesday).
  • John Lewis is looking for a computer to run autodesk for the shop
    • Chad may get a couple of awesome expensive Mac books for free which can be used
  • John Lewis, wordsmith 101 to help write Make Magazine articles
    • Chris Yohe can help
  • Simon hung up pegboard on electronics workbench to hang up connectors, alligator clips, and probes.

New Business

  • Brewing Club
    • Steven Owens bought $120 worth of brewing stuff
    • Brewing Club
      • HackPGH will not fund brewing club, this will be paid for by individual brew club members
      • Eli motions, John Lewis seconds, Simon thirds
      • Members vote in favor, nobody opposed
  • Cable management system for A/V cables for projector and wifi
    • Adam proposed
  • Pitt robotics club line following robotics competition
    • See Eli

Project RollCall

  • Joachim brought in awesome binary counter projects
  • Chad building K9 from Dr. Who

New Member Induction

  • Vote yes for Josh Smith
    • 2 members vouched for him
  • Vote yes for James Lomuscio
    • 2 members vouched for him

Move to Adjourn

Gene, John Lewis

      • Adjourned at: 9:07

Meeting notes by: Geno