Member Meeting Minutes for January 17, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Geno
    • Alex
    • Bob
    • Jessie
    • Scott2
    • John Lewis
    • Josh Smith
    • Robert Marin
    • Simon
      • Hangouts
      • Joachim
      • Gabe
      • Eris Simms

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:40pm

New/Potential Members

  • Zach
    • Lives really far
    • Independent maker
    • Participates in Power Wheels
  • George
    • CMU student
  • Rob Marin
    • Did soldering class
    • Became member
  • Nick
    • Pitt Student
    • Doing project about security

Previous Events/Classes

  • ATM Launch was a success!
  • Flavor Tripping
    • Miracle berries
    • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
    • Jan 14
    • 3 New member came from this!
    • Most people came from meetup.com

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Jan 28: Intro to machining class. 1 six hour class. 1-7pm. $60/ticket. Members only
  • Feb 18: Arduino Programming 101

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Talks
    • Feb 24, Hacking food and drink, Scott2
    • 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
      • Chad Went to Akron on Monday. We need to take a field trip there.
    • Networking class
      • Simon Heath

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Extra meeting tomorrow Eli and JD to work on software
  • Power Wheels
    • Lost .01V in 3 months. Yay Lithium batteries!
    • Work will begin in Feb
  • 3-D Printers
    • Change power source, NOT the electronics workbench
    • Set up power strip connected to the proper outlet
    • Boxzy
      • Ball screws lubed
    • Mendlemax
      • Need Z height modified.
    • Makegear
      • Its back! Still needs a little work setting it up
  • Lathe
    • DROs partially installed
    • Andrew will take care of it before class
  • Fabrication Station
    • Tapestry to cover garage door?
      • Cleaning/repainting?
      • Possible mural eventually?
      • Multiple people making something for each square of garage door?
      • Need to make sure these materials are not a fire hazard
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Steve Owens Interested in taking project.
    • MakerSpace Manager - FB
    • $300 every year
    • We need to decide if we want to continue paying for this
      • Explore other options
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Hopper and Accepter here
      • Need to wire into arduino.
  • Server
    • Twitter Sign
      • Any one want to help john?
      • Geno will help John with serial
      • John is working on it. Making progress
  • Vaccum Forming Table
    • Jeremy Tiogar is working on it, he's been busy
  • Arcade
    • Needs rewired (Computer Power button)
  • 4 moms chairs
    • They sometimes tilt you forward
    • Ask Eli to find out how to use the tilt option properly

Old Business

  • Vinyl Cut Open Shop Hours on door
    • We tried,the cut failed, need to try again
    • There is no try, Only Do.
  • Things that need done around the shop
    • Update Member Booklet
    • Geno working on this
    • Section Leaders Needed
      • Fabrication Station
      • CNC embroidery machine $300
        • Brother brand it is!
  • Safety Report
    • Need to split the electrical loads in building
      • Done!
    • Need to test alarms, first members meeting of month
      • This needs done after meeting!
    • Flammable material cabinet
      • Gabe working on it!
      • $150, actual flammable cabinet
    • Need to get bathroom swinging outward
    • Need a few New Fire Extinguishers
      • Walmart or Amazon
  • Eli wants to rearrange shop area for safety
    • Eli's Proposal:
    • Move kitchen, turn bar into welding table
    • 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
    • Will allow possibility for much larger mill
    • Need to buy or build up welding table about $200 (Gabe)
      • Voting: All members vote in favor
  • Gabe is working on finding materials for welding table
    • $167 for tubing
  • 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)

New Business

  • 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
    • Voluntary
    • Will help us keep track of tool use, and potential problems
  • Mobile Raspberry Pi table
    • Gabe will bring medical cart for this


Project RollCall

  • Alex cast flywheel
  • Simon working on Arcade

New Member Induction

  • William Cenk
    • All board members and all members present approve
      • Sent email about key

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Bob Seconds
  • Adjourned at: 8:42pm
Meeting notes by Geno