Member Meeting Minutes for July 17, 2018

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Called to Order

  • The meeting was called to order at:



Adam Longwill Chad Elish CW Kreimer Stephen Zelenko Josh Walls Sean Guzek Simon Gary

New Members

Josh Walls

Guest Introductions


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. - Andrew Coy

Previous Events

June 23 - Shop clean - The Purge June 24 - Welding Class June 27 - Shop clean - The Purge June 28 - Uptown Eco-Innovation Meeting. June 29 - Makers and Creatives Meetup July 8 - Computer Building Workshop Assemble Class

Upcoming Events

Alan spoke about the upcoming RFID implant class on Saturday the 21

Amateur radio meetup on the 24th.

Uptown eco innovation meetup on 25th

Geno is teaching how to use a multimeter on Saturday the 28th

Shop clean on the 29th

Next members meeting is on Aug 1

Shop Updates

  • Outreach
    • Tustin Tot Lot

Meta Mesh, HackPGH, and DECO Resources will be building out the Tustin Tot Lot with Public WiFi, Art, and a solar Charging station. We have obtained the contract for the 25k$ that will be released in chunks.

Dust Collection, Shelf moving, organization and purging things. There is a whiteboard on which small tasks are presented.

    • Tool Training from other then board.

Steve suggested we not only have usage training but also maintenance training. Simon suggested that we have this education on shop clean days.

      • We need people other then the board to train.

A bunch of conversation was started because there was a universal desire to have better documentation on how to properly use and maintain the tools and the shop in a major, visible way. A suggestion was made that we form a committee to do this.

  • CNC
    • We need to do a hackathon or something to complete it. It is starting to take up space.
  • 3D Printers

3d printers are broken. The CNC is also broken. The 3d Printers need Octoprint installed on their pi's. The CNC needs to have a bracket printed as it broke. CW Volunteered his Thingomatic to print a bracket in conjunction with Sean.

    • We need to reinstall the software on the Orange Pi's.
  • Power Racing

No real updates. Next meeting will likely be on Friday at 6pm

    • Updates?

CW presented a dust collection system for the shop. He suggests we need a HEPA filter that bolts on top of the blower.

Project Updates

Rob announced a Kickoff meeting for the Millvale air quality monitoring bench due aug 15th. Rob is looking for subject matter experts.

Steve suggested that we begin labeling boxes by color. He was discouraged from proposing an amendment by way of the "Do-ocracy" cultural model.

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

Gabe was recognized for putting up the lights.

Becky was recognized for getting the the Post Gazette article organized.

Geno was recognized for organizing the Tesla birthday party.

Move to Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at: 8:43

Notes by: Adam "The Yellow Dart" Longwill