Member Meeting Minutes for July 3, 2013

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Anthony
    • Doug
    • Chad
    • Gabe
    • Shane
    • JayPee
    • Scott^2
    • Gene
    • Geno
    • Jeff
    • Bethany
  • Called to order at: 7:36

Announce New Council and Roles

  • Scott 2 - Treasurer
  • Anthony - Operations
  • Eli - Secretary
  • Chad - President

New Members

  • Geno

Recent Events

  • Fri Jun 21: Intro to arc welding
    • Generated interest in a welding class,
  • Fri Jun 28: Instructable 3D printing night
    • Some lessons learned, this was a hard one to get audience participation

Upcoming Events

  • Thur Jul 11: Can haz Raspberry Pi, now what?
  • Thur Jul 18: Soldering 101
    • Need teacher, potentially Anthony or Geno
  • Fri Jul 26: NO PUBLIC EVENT - Maker Faire Detroit!
  • Sat Aug 3: Advance motor control
  • July Class?
  • July Fri tentative: soldering 101
  • Jul 27-28: Detroit Maker Faire!!!
    • WE NEED PROJECTS
  • Sun Aug 18: PGH mini maker faire
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Flat panel speakers
    • Shop Show-and-Tell (Quarterly) (mid March)
    • Reverse engineering
    • Stepper motor hack challenge
    • E-Bikes
    • Residential solar
    • Robot operating system

Unscheduled Classes

  • Welding class for members
  • Ham radio test (late March/April)
  • CNC milling
  • Q2 Learn to Solder (June)
  • Intro to processing
  • Arduino Track:
    • Learn to Solder (mid-late Aug)
    • Intro Programming (Done)
    • Intro to Motor Control (scheduled)
    • Advanced Motor Control (early Aug?)

Project/Shop Updates

  • Power Bill
    • Now $106! 60% increase in usage over
    • Dan's sensor data?
  • Window Lights project - lights in the windows!
    • Gene is working on syncing the prototyping board with the outside display (still)
  • 3D Printer
    • Is printing somewhat consistently, still not ready for public use, but see Eli or Chad if you want to request to have something printed
  • Server Rack / network
    • Still need to figure out billing. Dan's data vs. Killawatt
  • Security cameras
    • Still eating Hard drives

Recording not operational, device seems to kill drives?

  • Powerwheels
    • Chassis is coming together, steering needs to be done
  • Mugs - Gabe needs interest level/count
    • Will make a two dozen mugs to start with
    • $15 each, $20 for mug customized with text at bottom
  • Green garbage bin is now being used to store FILLED AND TIED bags, must be taken up to the curb every Monday
  • CNC Router
  • Anthony to setup class feedback form
  • Setup e-stop for tools
  • Gabe and Chad to work on RFID control for tool area
  • Fridge has been replaced
    • May replace both minis with full size fridge


New Business

  • JayPee likely leaving us for Chicago, is planning on putting together Artemis control interface, will leave with shop
  • Gabe suggested selling mini-band saw and mini-lathe, then use funds to buy small wood lathe
  • Suggestion to install outlets on main work table
  • Geno is making signal generator for shop

Move to Adjourn:

Chad, seconded by Anthony