Member Meeting Minutes for June 1, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Joachim
    • Simon
    • Geno
    • John Lewis
    • Andrew Campbell


Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:41

New/Potential Members

  • Steven
    • Built full body 3d scanner
    • In Pittsburgh for summer internship
    • Makes prosthetic limbs
    • Made flamethrower for maker faire
  • Max
    • Goes to RTI
    • Coop at 4moms
    • EE/mech engineer
    • Wants to build tesla coil

Recent Events

  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: May 19, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Music & Technology Club
    • Scheduled: May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 21, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: May 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: May 25, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC:Holistic Brain
    • Scheduled: May 26, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • PUBLIC: Digital Games
    • Scheduled: May 27, 2016, 9:00 PM to May 28, 2016, 1:00 AM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 28, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • SHOP CLEAN
    • Scheduled: May 29, 2016, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 30, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • HackPGH Members Meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 1, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Upcoming Events

  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 2, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Mechanical Club
    • Scheduled: Jun 4, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 4, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 6, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 6, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • PUBLIC: 3D printer club
    • Scheduled: Jun 8, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Digital Games
    • Scheduled: Jun 9, 2016, 9:00 PM to Jun 10, 2016, 1:00 AM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 11, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 13, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 13, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 16, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Music & Technology Club
    • Scheduled: Jun 18, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 18, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: Jun 20, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 20, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • HackPGH Members Meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 21, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Learning Tracks

    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Motor Control
      • July 16: 10am-2pm
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
    • Intro to Mill
    • Intro to Lathe
      • Andrew
    • Casting Day
      • TBD

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Trip to California
    • Good networking
    • Segment in Make magazine
  • Power Wheels
    • Wrapping up chassis design
    • Chad was in San Mateo
      • Its not just about speed, also moxie!
      • Racing slicks work great
  • 3-D Printers
    • Move to library area
    • Meetup June 8th @ 7:30
    • 3D scanning event


  • Lathe
    • Lathe works, you can use it!
    • Power feed and power cross feed works
  • Fabrication Station
    • Will buy black and white vinyl
  • Vending Machine
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • No Updates
  • Brewing Club
    • Alex made beer labels
  • Server
    • Working
  • Vacuum Chamber
    • Needs to be moved!
  • Remove Kiln
    • Alex to take come

Old Business

  • Still need to setup training@hackpittsburgh.org.
  • Buddy system Stickers still need to be made.
  • 2D printer, John Lewis ordered
  • Uptown/Oakland Eco innovation district cleaning a lot, turning into community garden
    • Asked HackPGH to do art piece,
    • Wind turbine that plays music or blinks LED's
    • Wind powered water pump
    • Park bench
    • Claw machine
    • Beehive
    • Tesla coil
  • Create separate google hangouts account for John Lewis

New Business

  • We have a printer!!! It works! Easy to connect to.
  • TARDIS at Pride fest
    • June 11
    • Eli brings up for vote
    • All members vote yes
  • At meeting about uptown... 311 is amazing!
    • Improving Uptown, letting the people that live there define what it will become
    • CARL, 5% down to own land in Uptown
    • 311: Report non emergency complaints
  • Holistic Brain: June 28 @7:30
  • DROs for lathe
    • $150
    • Alex brings it up for vote
    • Members vote yes
  • Selling on Ebay class
  • Selling HackPGH merchandise via CafePress
  • Routers cant keep up with traffic during classes
    • Should get new router
    • Simon Heath offered to bring his router
    • Run both routers at once
  • Need outlets near mill

Project RollCall

  • Alex made thing on lathe
  • Joachim: Backwards bicycle
  • Chad and Bob: Internet controlled light switch

New Member Induction

Move to Adjourn

  • John Lewis motions
    • Andrew 2nds
    • Adjourned at: 9:14pm