Member Meeting Minutes for Jan 19, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Gene
    • Jim Freach
    • John Lewis
    • Geno
    • Wesley
    • Simon Heath
    • Chris Yohe
    • Ryan Priore
    • Josh
    • Joachim

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:35pm

New/Potential Members

  • N/A

Recent Events

  • JANUARY
    • Wed 6th @ 7:30p - Members Meeting
    • Fri 8th @ ? Digital Games Night
      • Artemis happened
    • Sat 9th @ 12p Intro to Databases
      • Code and supply collaboration
    • Sat 9th @ 3p LUG
    • Sat 9th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 11th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Wed 13th @ 7:30p - Tesla Club
      • Drew Lichtenberg figures on all the wooden things in the shop
    • Sat 16th @ 1p - Music and Technology Club
    • Sat 16th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 18th @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 18th @ 7:30p - UV Club
    • Tue 19th @ 7:30p - Members Meeting
      • Bits to pieces, WTAE filming 3d print stuff


Upcoming 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
    • Sat 30th @ 12p - Basic Electronics Class
    • Sat 30th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Sun 31st @ 12p - SHOP CLEAN
  • FEBUARY
    • Mon 1st @ 7p - Open shop
    • Mon 1st @ 7p - Software Club
    • Wed 3rd @ 7:30p - Members Meeting

Potential Evening talks/events

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)
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices
  • Casting Day
    • Joachim
  • Intro to Programming Python Class
    • Simon and Bob
    • 2/12/16 7:30pm-9:30pm


Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Discussing plans and dividing up the work
  • Power wheels
    • Need team leader. Detroit is in July 2016
    • Possible crazy cart car
  • Wheelchair
    • Cupcake car.
  • 3-D Printer
    • M2 Bot
      • Had an issue with overheating (Fan went)
      • Repaired by Chris Yohe
    • Mendlemax
      • It's printing but still needs some TLC (Still being worked on).
  • Foundry
    • Joachim was looking into it
    • Build shed
  • Server / Google Hangouts
    • Working
    • Simon got trained on Hangout Server
  • New Mill
    • DROs Still needs installed.
  • Lathe
    • Being repaired
    • Joachim was at an event. Someone has the same lathe and is willing to donate parts of it to us (if we pay shipping)!
  • Fabrication Station
    • Chairs are going I promise!... we need to pick a date to help move them over to PFEX
    • Shop Clean day?
  • Welder
    • MIG
      • Going Strong
    • TIG
      • Needs cart and gas.

Old Business

    • Atm
      • Final attempt to contact owner, if not, take it apart
    • Vending Machine
      • John Lewis wants to work on it
      • Needs to talk to Gabe
  • Club brochure
    • Updates?
      • Ryan made version 3 with photos. Looking great!
  • 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.
  • Pittsburgh Bicentenial Parade participation, July 2016
    • Have the laser cut sign we are going to donate to the city. Going to donate sometime this week.
  • Shop Insurance
    • A lot more than we previously thought $500 More like $1000+
  • New Space Updates.
    • Attack Theater wants to help out (collaborate).
    • Keep the new space in the city
    • Lots of parking is important
    • 3000 sq feet is the goal
  • Podcasting events
    • Steven Owens' friend can help with this
    • Sit around and discuss CNC machines/3d printers/laser cutters/etc for an hour, record it, upload it to cloud
    • Have other Hackerspaces join us in this
  • Andrew wants to start Mechanical Classes Learning Tracks

New Business

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Project RollCall

  • Wesley welded an awesome wallet with hinges
  • Ryan Priore brought his Mendlemax conversion 3d printer
  • Chad made a Bicentennial sign of awesomeness for the mayor of Pittsburgh
  • John Lewis is working on Linux ISOs

New Member Induction

  • None

Move to Adjourn

  • Motion by Gene
    • Ryan seconds
      • Adjourned at: 8:36pm

Meeting notes by: Geno