Member Meeting Minutes for June 6, 2012

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees: Dan, Dovid, Gabe, drue, jet, Scott, Scott^2, Sarita, Doug
  • Called to order at 19:30

New Members

  • Dovid Taub - present, introduce with a crash!
  • Daniel Orlowski - not present
  • Quick intro of existing members and council members and their roles.

Recent Events

  • Fri May 18th - Electrical inspection (Eli)
  • Fri May 18th - Coffee and Artemis
  • Sat May 19th - Shop Safety - jet is going to make this monthly.
  • Fri May 25th - FiniSH IT Friday
  • Wed May 30th - Detroit call for makers submitted.
  • Fri Jun 1st - Bronze Casting
  • Fri Jun 1 - Pittsburgh BSides Security Conference

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Jun 8th - sous vide (Scott)
  • Fri Jun 15th - Open Source Intelligence Gathering (Dan K)
  • Fri Jun 22nd - Wind Turbines (Gabe)
  • Fri Jun 29th - lockpicking talk (Scott)
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard Drive Recovery
    • Events vs Talks
    • intro to EL-Wire?
    • Russ Wasp rope making talk (and/or class)?


Upcoming Classes

  • Sat June 9th: PCB Class (Matt)
  • Sat June 23rd: getting started with electroluminescent wire
  • Sat July 14th: getting started with electroluminescent wire - ticketing for both
  • Sat in July: Maybe a Processing class w/val
  • Sat in August (maybe early early October): advanced electroluminescent wire
    • Welding class for members prior to general public welding class
    • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
    • Motor Controller class - Anthony
    • Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug Oct/Nov

Outside Events

  • Mini Maker Faire Pittsburgh call for Makers should be live tomorrow!
  • Jun 7 - Lock Pick
  • Jun 12 - Open Source Hardware
  • Jun 14 - Knock
  • Jun 9 - Pittsburgh Tech Fest

Outside requests

Maker Faires!

  • Only 7!! weeks until Detroit!
  • Maker Faire Chicago - August 3-5 power wheels focus, individual projects only
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22

Project Updates

  • Power Wheels
  • LEAD Balloon

Shop Updates

  • Website and Social Media - announce-list is live, drue to report on all her work.
  • RFID door-lock project
  • Button Machine - Motion passed to buy new button machine
  • Council Member position now open

Motion to adjourn: 20:43