Member Meeting Minutes for July 5, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Dave Coakley
    • James Hyde
    • Geno
    • Adam Longwill
    • Eli
    • Joachim
    • Rob Martin
    • Simon
    • Becky
    • Gene Kern
    • Corrie
    • Tao
    • CW
    • Steve Morrison
    • Jesse
    • Bob Berger

Called to Order

  • Called to Order At: 7:33pm

New/Potential Members

  • N/A

Previous Events/Classes

  • Welding Class

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Soldering Class
    • Design our own PCB and have something which is not an Arduino
    • Geno, Bob, and Cathy will work on it
    • Sometime in August?


Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Biohacking: The moral Imperative to Build a Better You
  • Fidget Spinner class for kids
    • Dave Coakley and Rob Martin
    • Boyscouts and Girlscouts
    • Delay until August
  • Edge lit acrylic
    • Rob Martin interested in teaching it
    • 21+ event
    • Friday night July 21 @ 7pm
  • Intro to Python
    • July 15 at 2pm
  • Intro to Biosignals
    • EEG and EKG
    • James Hyde
    • Basic heart rate monitor
    • Bring your own Arduino and laptop
    • $100-150
  • Intro to Czech and Mandarin
    • Becky

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Got basic pathfinding code done
    • Car will actually go backwards in case it gets stuck
    • More progress on mechanical parts
  • Power Wheels
    • Signed up for Detroit race
    • See Eli if you want to go
  • Laser Cutter
    • Needs cleaned
    • Chad will teach how to clean laser cutter
    • Friday July 14th at 7pm
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
      • Boxzy got fixed, new firmware
    • Mendlemax
    • Makegear
      • Adam Casto fixing it
    • DaVinci
      • Chad putting on loan so that we can print ABS.
      • Eli brought shelf for it
  • Metal Shop
    • Mill is working, new switch installed
  • Wood Shop
    • Got large Dust collector
    • Need new 220V line
  • Electronics Workstation
  • Fabrication Station
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Wild Apricot
  • New Website up
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Colector needs added
  • Server
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh
    • October 13,14,15
  • Misc
    • CW is working on getting us honeycomb for laser cutter
  • Safety Report
    • Need to test alarms This Meeting!
    • We are now requiring anyone who walks into HackPGH who is not a member, sign the release form!
  • Redbull Flugtag

Old Business

  • Checklist for various tools to keep track of their condition
    • Clipboards are here. Anyone want to help?
    • New website will have inventory page
    • Dave will check status of tools periodically
    • Becky will donate old iPad for tool inventory
  • Becky is working on making us a 501c3
    • Paperwork has been submitted
  • Volunteer hours being logged
    • Log will eventually be on website
    • Bonus on cleaning bathroom!
  • Meta Mesh is giving HackPGH super fast speed internet (1000Mb of BW)
    • The internet is working!
  • More Inclusion
    • Every member should be able to give tours
    • We need to be very friendly and welcoming

New Business

  • Ada compliance for bathroom
    • Ideas to make this happen?
  • Wed afternoon, looking at potential new space, church on Forbes
    • Watch on projector
  • register maker in residence
    • $250 for maker community to use (Open Source it).
  • Putting cameras in the shop and upgrade to outside cameras
    • Table until next meeting
    • Eli motions to vote on this next members meeting
      • Becky seconds
        • 7 people vote in favor
        • 2 opposed
        • Motion passed
  • Teaching classes
    • We want to implement the following... You have a choice Lets vote on it.
      • Volunteer hours
      • 1 month membership
      • A class at cost
      • Subject to approval of the board
        • Simon motions
        • Eli seconds
        • 12 people in favor
        • Nobody opposed
        • Motion passes
  • Classes
    • There is a new form and process.

Project RollCall

  • Joachim is hacking a fridge motor
  • Becky is translating a comic from Czech to English

New Member Induction

  • CW Kreimer
    • Approved
  • Stephen Zelenko
    • Approved
  • Gaston Ceron
    • Approved
  • Joe Zajdel
    • Approved
  • Jason Khanlar
    • Approved
  • Kaine Raden Shore
    • Approved

Move to Adjourn

  • Eli motions
    • Simon 2nds
  • Adjourned at: 9:35pm
Meeting notes by Geno