Member Meeting Minutes for July 11, 2012

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
  • Called to order at 7:32

New Members

  • Daniel Orlowski (not present at previous meeting)
  • Ethan/EJ/E Strauss (not present at previous meeting)
  • Gil Citro
  • Jeff Kephart
  • Michael Wally
  • QUICK (Names only!) intro of existing members and council members and their roles.

Recent Events

  • Fri Jun 22nd - Gabe Wind Turbines
    • want to bring turbine to Detroit, need mounting
  • Mon Jun 25th - didn't happen: Quanti filming in the shop! Represent! 7pm or earlier if possible
  • Fri Jun 29th - Dan lockpicking talk
  • Fri Jul 6 - BioHacking and Grinder culture

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Jul 13 - Luc's Homemade Radio talk
  • Sat Jul 14th - getting started with electroluminescent wire - ticketing for both
  • Fri Jul 20 - Finishit Friday * Detroit edition
  • Fri Jul 27 - Gone for Maker Fair Detroit
  • Fri Aug 3 - Steam Punk 101
  • Fri Aug 10 - ???
    • seed bombing maybe, sent inquiry to Susan
    • VoIP
  • Fri Aug 17 - Rope Making
  • Fri Aug 24 - 3D Movie Making
  • Fri Aug 31 - "FLOAT", a talk by Ben Saks
  • Sat Aug 25 - Val's Intro to Processing class
  • Fri Sep 14th - 3pm visit to Google (Scott has details)
    • show off projects, impress Google
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • El wire talk - September
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~September)

Maker Faires!

  • Only 2.5!! weeks until Detroit!
    • need to figure out who coming and what they are bringing and figure out transport
  • Maker Faire Chicago - August 3-5 power wheels focus, individual projects only
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22
  • World Maker Faire NYC - Sept 29-30

Unscheduled Classes

  • Sat in August (maybe early early October): advanced electroluminescent wire
    • tentatively October 6th
  • Welding class for members prior to general public welding class
    • Tentatively Aug 11th
  • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
  • Motor Controller class - Anthony
  • Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug Oct/Nov
    • tentatively early Oct

Project Updates

  • Power Wheels
    • need drivers and gadgets
  • LEAD Balloon
    • aiming for July Launch

Shop Updates

  • RFID door-lock project
    • chugging along, making progress
    • Aim to finish after Detroit
  • Button Machine - We need to make buttons for Detroit!
    • Button Machine has been purchased!
    • Need MOAR!!!
  • Council Member position now open - Nominees
    • Scott^2

New Business

  • Donations are not currently be accepted without council approval
    • Need to pare down inventory
  • New Dues options
    • Paypal still primary option
    • PopMoney - electronic funds transfer, preferred method because there is no fee
    • Cash - must pay Doug directly, not preferred due to extra effort required
  • Finance report
  • 3D Printer
    • Plan is to buy MendelMax ~ $1000
    • Jet will build one first, then shop will build in ~1 month
  • Jeff to work on/maintain IRC channel for the shop
    • Scott^2 to develop list of meta-resources

Motion to adjourn: Scott jumps the gun and adjourns