Member Meeting Minutes for July 2, 2014

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Dan
    • Jim
    • Geno
    • Bob
    • Eli
    • Gary
    • Doug
    • Gene
    • Chad
    • Adam
    • Kenny
    • Anthony
    • Greg (timely at 8:10pm)
  • Called to order at:
    • 7:33pm

New Members

  • Adam, works with embedded Linux, favorite cartoon is Adventure Time.
  • Kenny. Also likes Adventure Time.

Recent Events

  • Garage Sale June 21st!
    • Made around $300.
    • Please take your shit home.
      • Or take whatever you want.
  • Arduino without Arduino IDE


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday July 10th: High Security Locks

Upcoming Classes

  • Build your own theremin class
    • Geno
    • Postponed for class preparation.
    • Need new date

Potential Thursday Night talks/events

Learning Tracks

  • Arduino Track... Next up:
    • Sensors, sensors, sensors!
    • GPS class

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Window Lights project
    • Getting ready for Detroit. Someone wants to bring the light board for displaying something.
  • Power wheels
    • Car Body
      • Eli is heading this up
      • Vacuum forming
    • Need to make a few tweaks to the chassis
      • Steering
      • Bumper
      • Replace front axels
    • Anyone that is interested should stay after tonight and show up tomorrow after the talk
    • Telemetry data
  • CNC Router

Old Business

  • Laser Cutter (AKA Frickin Lasers!)
    • Waiting on treasurer. They want us to do a Wire Transfer.
  • Carnegie Library would like to know if we could give a talk about HackPGH and give a demonstration
    • We will need projects and people to present
    • Decided to request the date of 8/23
      • Create a form for people to signup for an email when interested in more information about joining

New Business

  • Detroit Maker Faire
    • Decided not to host a booth at Detroit
    • Who all is coming?
  • Tool Power E-Stop
    • Relay box has been installed for power emergency stop buttons.
    • Work is still on ongoing.
  • Shop Work
    • Chad proposed removing couch.
    • Discussed painting walkways that need to be left clear. if something is left in the walkway, it will be thrown away.
    • Need to install new legs for the tables
    • Talked about getting 50 matching chairs for larger events
    • Stackable for consolidation.
    • Proposed removing the stove.

What can we do to make the shop better?

  • Geno thinks we need to set up a new fan. We need someone to hang the box fan that is up on the shelf.

Whats going on in the world of hackers?

  • Chad Has floor
    • Showed youtube video of voice controlled lights using a Raspberry Pi
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Multi-Channel-Voice-Controlled-Electrical/
    • DIY Tesla Coil Gun
http://hacknmod.com/hack/diy-tesla-coil-gun/
    • Functional 1/3 Scale Macintosh Replica using a Raspberry Pi
http://hacknmod.com/hack/functional-13-scale-macintosh-replica-using-a-raspberry-pi/

Move to Adjourn

  • Gene moved to adjourn
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm