Member Meeting Minutes for June 21, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Andrew
    • Chad
    • Simon
    • Alex
    • Eli
    • Josh Smith
    • James Hyde
    • Scott2
    • Joachim
    • Gene
    • Beebo
    • Merick
    • John Lewis
    • Gabe
    • Jim Keener
    • Geno
    • James Tiogre

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:32pm

New/Potential Members

  • Merick
    • architect, 3d models, 3d printing
  • Brian (Beebo)
    • Goes to CalU, mechatronics, robotics
    • Chainmail, jack of all trades
  • Adam
    • Linux sys admin, does electronics and arduino/raspberry pi

Recent 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

Upcoming Events

  • Maker Faire Detroit: Weekend of July 29


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
    • Lightsaber class
      • Andrew
    • Casting Day
      • TBD

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Race in Colorado in September
    • No Updates
  • Power Wheels
    • Meeting on June 23
    • Need to build the car ASAP
  • 3-D Printers
    • Will move to library area eventually
  • Lathe
    • DROs need to be installed
  • Fabrication Station
    • Will buy black and white vinyl
    • Board approved $500 toward making it better.
  • Vending Machine
    • Software Club made progress, trying to connect to USB port to program it
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • Moved to HackPGH dreamhost server
    • Can begin to migrate stuff over
  • Brewing Club
    • Too warm right now
  • Server
  • Vacuum Chamber
    • Needs to be moved!

Old Business

  • Still need to setup training@hackpittsburgh.org.
  • Buddy system Stickers still need to be made.
  • 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
    • Weather Station
    • Smog detector
    • Bioswale
  • Selling HackPGH merchandise via CafePress
  • We have a printer!!! It works! Easy to connect to.
  • TARDIS at Pride fest
  • Holistic Brain: June 28 @7:30
  • Selling on Ebay class
  • 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

New Business

  • Chad Went to DC for DC Maker Faire
    • Proclamation from the Prez!
  • New Popcorn Machine
  • Chainmail class
  • Trainclub wants to start meeting again, same time on Thursdays
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2nd round deadline August 15!!!
  • Rotary table for mill 6"
    • $600-650
    • Alex moves to reserve $700 budget for this, James Hyde 2nds
      • 2 members opposed, 2 abstained, others vote in favor
      • Motion passes
  • Tesla Club going on field trip to PCTI this Wed to do research for Tesla's birthday
    • Meeting won't be at the shop
  • Opportunity for startup, app to order beer, need ideas, people to brainstorm
  • Code and Supply meeting: July 19 Census Data processing

Project RollCall

  • PittMesh dns server (John Lewis)
  • Hit and Miss Engine (Alex)
  • Another backwards bike (Joachim)
  • Stormtrooper helmet (James Tiogre)
  • Broken drone to Blimp (Simon)

New Member Induction

  • Max
    • All vote yes
  • Anise
    • All vote yes

Move to Adjourn

  • Gene motions
    • James Hyde seconds
    • Adjourned at: 8:58pm