Member Meeting Minutes for Mar 4, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Gene
    • Geno
    • Scott2
    • Chad
    • Anthony
    • Wesley
    • Jonathan
    • Volker
    • Neil
    • Alex 2
    • Val (Meetup)
  • Called to order at:
    • 19:40

New Members

Recent Events

  • Friday Feb 27th - Possible talk on GIS by Jim
    • Follow up with Jim. If it happens need to post on Sunday the 22nd.
  • March 7th - Processing Class
    • 10-4pm
      • Need to talk to Val... We did a bad job with advertising.
  • February 21st - LUG
    • Canceled due to weather.

Upcoming Events

  • March 6th - Movie Night! Bring your movie, we'll vote and pick what to watch. Maybe even a double feature
  • March 7th - Processing
    • Reschedule to... ?
  • Artemis March 13th
  • March 14th - LUG
    • Presentation
  • March 28th - Arduino Day
  • April 9th - Steel City Infosec Meetup - Penetration Testing Drop Boxes
  • April 11th - LUG

Potential Evening talks/events

  • Arduino Day
    • It's on March 28th.
    • Assemble Collaboration
  • GPS class
    • Get a GPS, learn about the output and how to use it
    • Learn to display the location
    • April timeframe, shooting for an afternoon course
  • GIS talk (Geographic Information Systems)
    • Looking at geographic and census data on a map
  • Another Build Your Own Antennas Class
    • Adam wanted to teach this. Something other than wifi antennas
  • HackPGH Shop Hackathon!
    • To be talked about in new business.

Learning Tracks

  • Arduino Track
    • Next up... Diyode.

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Window Lights project
    • No progress
  • Tool Power E-Stop
    • No progress
  • Power wheels
    • In sleep mode, until two weeks prior to the next event.
  • CNC Router
    • Decided to purchase Shepoko.
    • Timeframe
  • Laser Cutter
    • Purchasing new lens for finer etching. Waiting on response from China.
    • Slight issue. If you turn it on, and it doesn't datum. Turn it off, and move the gantry. Turn it on again.
    • Still waiting on China.
  • 3-D Printer
    • Workstation is up!
    • If you want a private class see a board member.
  • Dues Cash Payment System
    • Part 2, we'd like to automate this process. We already have the bill reader and Pi. Needs to be programmed.

Old Business

  • Sign Ideas
    • Still working on it...
  • Board is working on determining the feasibility of discounts for 6 months payments. This may be tabled until the next board meeting.
  • Eli mentioned that we might get a small 3D printer/laser cutter/CNC all in one. Its called a Boxzy.
    • We might be able to get a chance to get a prototype. We would have to provide feedback.
    • Eli to follow up.
  • Hackers and Founders. They are starting a Pittsburgh Chapter.
    • We confirmed a date for Friday May 29th.
  • Chad was at an event at Wiggle Whiskey. He was talking to them about an event with a barrel ride. They wanted to build something to carry a keg.
    • He wanted to use a PowerWheels to pull a train like thing and dress it up like a locomotive.
    • There is interest in participating, but we need a date from Chad
    • They are also "down" with us holding an event here as a fundraiser for us.
    • Something about etching an artist's drawing on a mini barrel
  • Saint Patricks Day Parade
    • The steel city time machine is invited to the parade. We could join the car club to be in the parade.
    • Eli will contact the the guy to see if we are still on for this.
  • Doug and Val started talking about an Arduino for Artists Class
    • Don't focus on breadboarding, but work on soldering to wires and other Arduino devices.
    • They are working out the details.


New Business

  • WPLUG wants a box.
    • Go for it!
  • HackPGH Shop Hack-A-Thon!
    • Lets fix the shop up. Make it better!
    • What issues do we have with the shop?
    • Make something fun and random to be in the shop. (walls etc...)
    • May 30th, 12p - 31st 12p.

Move to Adjourn

  • Jonathan Motions
    • Alex Seconds
  • Adjourned 20:17