Member Meeting Minutes for July 25, 2012

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees: jet, Sarita, Ethan, Jeremy, Scott^2, Eli, Doug, Gabe
  • Called to order at

New Members

  • Daniel Orlowski (not present at previous meeting)
  • Ethan/EJ/E Strauss
    • FINALLY here...

Recent 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

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Jul 27 - Gone for Maker Fair Detroit
    • No official event, but shop is open as usually
  • Fri Aug 3 - Surface mount soldering
  • Fri Aug 10 - ???
    • VoIP
    • Steam Punk 101
  • 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 2days! 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 Post Detroit August Launch

Shop Updates

  • Button Machine - We need to make buttons for Detroit!

New Business

  • 3D Printer
    • 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
  • Council election
  • Jet will make signs (fire extinguisher, first aid, etc.) and also move first aid to somewhere not stupid
  • Council election, Scott^2 running
    • Scott is newest council member!


Motion to adjourn: Doug, seconded by Sarita.