Member Meeting Minutes for June 3, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad, Gene, Scott^2, Anthony, Jochim, Johnathon, Alex, James


  • Called to order at: 1935 (7:35 PM)


New Members

Recent Events

  • May 21st - Modal Railroading Club
  • May 22nd - Finish-It Friday
  • May 23rd - WPLUG Meeting
  • May 27th - Tesla Club
  • May 29th - Hackers and Founders
  • May 30/31st - Shop Hack-A-Thon
  • June 1st - Software Club
  • June 2nd – Autonomous Vehicle (Power Wheels Version)

Upcoming Events

  • June 4th - Maker Faire InfoSession - TechShop
  • June 5th - Finish-It Friday
  • June 6th - Mechanical Club
  • June 8th - UAV/Quad-copter group meeting
  • June 10th - Tesla Club
  • June 12th - Finish-It Friday
  • June 13th - Intro to Programming the Arduino: Diyode Codeshield Edition
  • June 15th - Software/CS Group Meeting


Potential Evening talks/events

  • Talk about kickstarter
    • Need to talk to him (Someone at Kickstarter)
  • Jonathan wants to do talk on databases

Learning Tracks

  • Arduino Track
    • Next up... Diyode.
      • Scheduled for June 13

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Wigle Whiskey Tar and Feather
    • June 12th from 6-9 PM
    • More Whiskey... Hooray!
    • Build on white board. Gabe explained the concept.
    • Who wants to join the team?
    • Parts are on order. Should be here tomorrow. Plan to meet on friday?
  • Power wheels
    • New project... Autonomous power wheels racer!
    • This will be in addition to the Hack to Future
  • CNC Router
    • End stops are here.
    • Talk to Bob, Chad, Alex to learn to use it
  • Laser Cutter
    • New 55mm lens for finer etching. it's here!, it's installed and it's good!
    • Talk to Chad, Bob, Alex for class
    • Out of stock for chiller, Waiting patiently for it to come back in stock.
      • Must use purchased ice due to the water from the ice goes thru the laser.
  • 3-D Printer
    • New filament is here!
    • We got a second 3d printer!
      • It needs some repair
    • If you want a private class see Eli, Alex, or Chad.
  • Foundry project by Alex and Wesley
    • Waiting for Alex to get build list sent to us.
      • Voted to allow Alex to bring in his kiln for shop use.
  • Server
    • Make google hangouts easier via the server
      • Not quite ready yet.
    • Board willing to buy hard drive, but needs information. Email to info@hackpittsburgh

Old Business

  • Sign Ideas
    • Chad took the photo.
    • Gene will be sending that out so people can post their ideas. (As soon as he finds where he put the file!)
  • HackPGH Shop Hack-A-Thon!
    • Somewhat success.
    • Stuff got done!
    • Johnathan wins... stayed longer then anyone.
    • The Laser, 3D printer, CNC, and lathe were all in use.
  • Hackers and Founders
    • Great success!
    • People learned, there was food and beer and it was awesome!
  • Move members meetings from Wed to another day?
    • 1 meeting on Wed and another for people who cant make it Wed?
    • Geno will put it up to vote on SurveyMonkey and send it to list
  • Open Source Brewing
    • Cool projects to brew your own beer
    • Combine arduino, raspberry pi and etc with beer!
    • Fill the kegarator
    • Need to get group together
    • Beer bags?!
  • Pittsburgh and Detroit Maker Faire
    • Think of projects to display at either or both.
    • Detroit Faire is July 24-26
      • We need to see who is going... Like ASAP.
      • Powerwheels appearing to be pushed by Locomotive.
    • Pittsburgh Maker Faire October 10 and 11.
      • Maker Faire Committee will send call for makers for Pittsburgh Maker Faire June 15th.
      • HackPGH will have a booth with shop projects.
      • No powerwheels race in Pittsburgh. Cost is $10000 to have a Powerwheels race.
      • Maker Faire Committee to meet 9 June at HackPGH.
  • Paint Floor (Steve)
    • Discussion about what to use and cost. (No update 3 June)

New Business

  • Lets talk about making the space more inviting and nice.
    • Use lift to put Power Wheels out of the way.

Move to Adjourn

  • Adjourned at: 2025 (8:25 PM)


Edits by Gene Kern based on Chad's preliminary copy.