Member Meeting Minutes for June 19, 2013

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  • Attendees:
    • Bob
    • Jeff
    • Bethany
    • Dan
    • Sarita
    • Scott
    • Gene
    • Shane
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Gabe
    • Anthony
    • Jeremy
    • Doug
  • Called to order at:

New Members

Recent Events

  • Thu Jun 6: Lockpick Club Meeting / Steel City Hackers (plus Geek Night)
  • Fri Jun 7: DETROIT MAKER FAIRE proposal deadline. Holy Shitake, are we going, or what? WE NEED PROJECTS!
  • Fri Jun 7: Chip can party poppers
  • Sat Jun 8: Class - Intro to sensors
    • Went well, will probably split future classes into intro and advanced
  • Mon Jun 10: UAV Night
  • Tue Jun 11: Open Source Hardware Meeting
  • Fri Jun 14: Instructable 3D printing night --POSTPONED till June 28--

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Jun 21: Intro to arc welding
  • Fri Jun 28: Instructable 3D printing night
  • Sat Jun 29: Intro to motor control
  • Thur Jul 11: Can haz Raspberry Pi, now what?
  • Thur Jul 18: Soldering 101
  • 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

Unscheduled Classes

  • Public welding class
  • 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!
    • Hardware has been installed in project box
    • Gene is working on syncing the prototyping board with the outside display
  • 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
    • Recording not operational, device seems to kill drives?
  • Powerwheels
    • Frame construction is starting now
  • 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

New Business

  • Elections, new council members are:
    • Anthony Cascone
    • Chad Elish
  • Anthony to setup class feedback form
  • Setup e-stop for tools
  • Gabe and Chad to work on RFID control for tool area
  • Fridge is broken, need to replace
    • Anthony to donate mini-fridge

Move to Adjourn: