Member Meeting Minutes for February 1, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Alex
    • Geno
    • John Lewis
    • John Balacko
    • Jessie
    • David Coakley
    • Simon
    • John Wetzel
    • Adam Casto
    • Andrew Campbell
    • Josh Smith
    • James Hyde
    • Steve Morrison
    • Gene (hangouts)
    • Jacques (hangouts)


Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:32pm

New/Potential Members

  • Corey
    • Molecular biologist, has easy access to liquid nitrogen, makes awesome stuff on laser cutter

Previous Events/Classes

  • Jan 28: Intro to machining class. 1 six hour class. 1-7pm. $60/ticket. Members only
    • Did not finish turner's cube, will finish this weekend, everyone liked the class!

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Feb 18: Arduino Programming 101

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Scheduled
    • Feb 24, Hacking food and drink, Scott2
  • Talks
    • Adam PittMesh
    • John Lewis- PittMesh DNS/Server talk
    • Grindhouse
      • They said they would, we just need to schedule.
    • Andrew - Gem making Talk
  • Classes
    • John Lewis
      • Intro to Databases, Intro to Git
      • Soap Making class?
      • Make your own network cable
      • Branding and Sales
      • Dns
    • Intro to Welding, similar to Akron Makerspace
      • We will share classes, we teach one there, they teach one here
    • Networking class
      • Simon Heath
    • John Balacko
      • Neopixels class
    • Chad
      • Raspberry Pi VPN network class
      • Edge lit acrylic

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • John Lewis-Build system
  • Power Wheels
    • There is now a Chicago Maker Faire PPPRS race in 2017
      • April 22
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
      • Couple of cheap Boxzy's for making HackPGH an official Boxzy training station
    • Mendlemax
    • Makegear
      • Needs TLC
  • Lathe
    • DROs partially installed
  • Fabrication Station
    • We have an embroidery machine!
      • Chad testing software, works great!
    • New Carpet
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Steve Owens Interested in taking project
      • Adam Casto is familiar with WooCommerce,may take over the project
    • Software costs the shop $193 every year
      • We need to decide if we want to continue paying for this by March 17th
    • Other options explored
      • MakerSpace Manager - FB
        • No word
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Hopper and Accepter here
      • Need to wire into arduino.
    • Chad has code if anyone wants to help with it.
  • Server
    • John is working on getting Diskpi working again
    • Twitter Sign
      • Do we want to pursue this project?
      • Simon is interested in helping
  • Vaccum Forming Table
    • Jeremy is back, working on the design
  • Arcade
    • It works!
    • Needs games checked and removed if they don't work.

Old Business

  • 4 moms chairs
    • They sometimes tilt you forward
    • Ask Eli to find out how to use the tilt option properly
  • Things that need done around the shop
    • Update Member Booklet
      • Geno working on this
  • Section Leaders Needed
    • Fabrication Station
      • Chad has taken it on since
  • Safety Report
    • Need power to Fabrication Station still.
    • Need to get bathroom swinging outward
    • Need a few New Fire Extinguishers
      • Walmart or Amazon
        • CO2 for laser cutter, The rest ABC.
  • Need to test alarms, first members meeting of month
    • This needs done after meeting!
  • Flammable material cabinet
    • Gabe's looking for one. Last one he was out bid.
  • Eli wants to rearrange shop area for safety
    • Eli's Proposal:
    • Move kitchen, turn bar into welding table
      • Welding table is here!
    • Mill where microwave is now
    • Shop area will be dusty part of shop
    • Welding curtain
    • Power wheels cars where kegarator is now
    • Tardis next to dry erase board
      • Done
    • Complete all of this after meeting.
  • 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)
        • Still need to talk to Dale
  • New Mailing List / Slack/Google Groups - Make it easy for everyone (inclusion)
    • Private mailing list
    • Can have attachments
      • Bob motions we move to Google Groups
      • Alex seconds
      • 8 people in favor, 2 opposed
        • Motion passes
        • We will have transition period for moving to Google Groups
  • 10 Bullets - Shop Rules - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49p1JVLHUos
  • Checklist for various tools to keep track of their condition
    • Will setup soon.
    • Need to buy small clipboards.

New Business

  • This Saturday Field Trip
    • Trip to state college. Making Ice luminaries to break a world record.
      • Machine ice with Boxzy
  • Board game night on Friday?
  • Tardis to Tekko Con?
    • John Wetzel is looking into it
  • Assemble invited us to bring an activity on their Feb 8th Learning Party
    • Hands on activity for kids 5 - 15 min length.
    • Need to know by today (Cut off date).
      • Membership decided we will not do this due to lack of preparation time
  • Submit our activities to Remake Learning Days.
    • Due Feb 6th
    • remakelearningdays.org
  • John Balacko
    • HackPGH sign idea. 9 foot long. Fits in between the two strips of glass blocks above garage door
    • John will 3d print a prototype to show us
  • Adam Casto
    • Wiki page for getting started with machining, electronics, etc
      • Andrew Campbell will create one for machining
  • Elections!
    • As usual we're a meeting late.
    • 3rd Wednesday of February (meetings have changed to Tuesday so we'll do it on the 3rd Tuesday)
    • Need an election committee of at least 2 people. (needs to be decided today)
    • Does anyone want to run? Nominations or self elect?
      • Simon Heath and Josh Smith will be election committee
      • Simon nominates Chad
      • Eli nominates Geno
      • Alex running again
      • Nomination box at end of meeting

Project RollCall

  • John Balacko
    • Neo pixels, individually addressable
    • Trainset with Dad and brother
  • John Lewis
    • Political database project
  • Chad
    • Edge lit acrylic HackPGH logo

New Member Induction

  • N/A

Move to Adjourn

  • John motions
    • Simon seconds
  • Adjourned at: 8:51pm
Meeting notes by Geno