Member Meeting Minutes for July 6, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Scott2
    • Geno
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Gene
    • James Hyde
    • John Lewis
    • Josh Smith
    • Alex
    • James Lomuscio
    • Joachim

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:30pm

New/Potential Members

  • Andrew Duli

Recent Events

  • Holistic Brain
    • Originally cancelled because of Paramount Startuptown event, but happened anyway
    • Gave intro to Holistic Brain

Upcoming Events

PUBLIC: Digital Games

  • Cancelled, changed to 200 Parade prep

Pittsburgh 200 Parade Scheduled: Jul 9, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Open Shop (For New Members) Scheduled: Jul 9, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Open Shop (For New Members) Scheduled: Jul 11, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting Scheduled: Jul 11, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

PUBLIC: Maker Faire Info Session Scheduled: Jul 12, 2016, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

PUBLIC: 3D Printer Club (3DPPGH) Scheduled: Jul 13, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Power Wheels meeting Scheduled: Jul 14, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

CLASS: Arduino: Motor Control Scheduled: August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

PUBLIC: Music & Technology Club Scheduled: Jul 16, 2016, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Shop (For New Members) Scheduled: Jul 16, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Open Shop (For New Members) Scheduled: Jul 18, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting Scheduled: Jul 18, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

HackPGH Members Meeting Scheduled: Jul 19, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Learning Tracks

  • Motor Control
    • August 13: 10am-2pm
  • Basic Electronics part 1: (TBD)
  • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
    • Intro to Mill
    • Intro to Lathe
    • Lightsaber class
      • Andrew
  • Casting Day
    • TBD

Potential Talks/Classes

  • Chainmail Class

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Eli recruited control systems engineer
    • Most focus going to regular power wheels
  • Power Wheels
    • Frame is done, mechanical components coming along
    • Hopefully rolling chassis by end of week
    • Bob working on foam cutter for lego parts
  • 3-D Printers
    • Need to move printers to library area
  • Lathe
    • DROs need to be installed
  • Fabrication Station
    • Need to buy vinyl
    • Scott is bringing brand new sewing machine
  • Vending Machine
    • John Lewis reinstalled OS for pi
    • Configured to use HackPGH wifi
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Working on site and stuff.
  • Server
    • John Lewis has PittMesh DNS machine
      • Names instead of IP addresses

Old Business

  • Setup training@hackpittsburgh.org
    • Done
  • Buddy system Stickers
    • Done!
  • Uptown/Oakland Eco innovation district cleaning a lot, turning into community garden
    • Contacted
  • Selling on Ebay class
    • John Lewis
  • Routers cant keep up with traffic during classes
  • Need outlets near mill
  • Rotary table for mill 6"
    • Alex moves to reserve $700 budget for this, James Hyde 2nds
    • Alex waiting to hear back from Gabe
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2nd round deadline August 15!!!
    • Submit your projects ASAP, even if halfway done!

New Business

  • Pittsburgh 200 parade
    • We have to be there at 9am, starts at 11am. Going to point state park


  • James Lomuscio Fix it Day presentation
    • Similar to Repair Cafe
    • An event for folks to fix their stuff, not work on new projects
    • Guided by folks with fixing skills
    • Newsworthy event
    • Ron Gaydos and Pittsburgh Chamber of Cooperatives potential collaborators
    • Need Date, Promotional team, Tutelage team
    • Proposed: Sept 10 11am to 5pm
    • Everyone has to sign a waiver
  • Tesla's bday party at Techshop this Sunday at 6pm
  • Joachim was at Hack RVA
    • 1400 sq feet space
    • 100 members
    • Very organized
  • Eli brings up to vote
    • Shop buy new tires/rims/bearings
      • All members approve

Project RollCall

New Member Induction

  • Adam Casto
    • All members and board members approve
  • Merrick
    • All members and board members approve


Move to Adjourn

  • John Lewis motions
    • Eli 2nds
  • Adjourned at: 8:42pm
Meeting notes by Geno