Member Meeting Minutes for March 1, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Eli
    • Geno
    • James Hyde
    • Scott2
    • Corey
    • Dave Coakley
    • Adam Casto
    • Jesse
    • Andrew Campbell
    • George Cann

Called to Order

  • 7:31pm

New/Potential Members

Previous Events/Classes

  • Hacking Food and Drink
    • Scott2 brought in spices and condiments, talked about flavor and spice and how it can alter food

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Arduino: Intro to Sensors April 1, 10am-2pm

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Scheduled
    • March 19: Intro to Welding, Akron Makerspace
      • Got gas for welder
    • March 25: Biohacking: The moral Imperative to Build a Better You
    • March 25: MetaMesh: Ethernet cable class / Talk
    • March 25: Raspberry Pi VPN
    • April 21: Hacking Food and Drink part 2 @ 7:30pm- 9pm
  • Talks
    • Adam PittMesh
    • John Lewis- PittMesh DNS/Server talk
    • Andrew - Gem making Talk


  • Classes
    • John Balacko
      • Neopixels class
    • Chad
      • Edge lit acrylic

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Working on servo, laser cut compass to test servo
  • Power Wheels
    • There is now a Chicago Maker Faire PPPRS race in 2017
      • April 22
      • Tentatively going
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
    • Mendlemax
      • Currently Down... We need an Arduino
    • Makegear
      • Needs TLC
  • CNC
    • James installing new control board
    • Limit switches dont work yet
  • Lathe
    • DROs installed!!!!
      • Thank you Andrew!
  • Fabrication Station
    • Embroidery machine
      • See Chad for Training
    • Vinyl Cutter
      • Broken. Ordered parts.
  • Automatic dues payment system
      • Adam Casto will take over
      • Adam has began making new website dev.hackpittsburgh.org
  • Vending Machine
    • Coin Hopper and Accepter here
      • Need to wire into arduino.
    • Chad has code if anyone wants to help with it.
      • It's on Trello!
  • Server
  • Twitter Sign
    • Fixed Just connected the old router.
  • Arcade
    • Needs games checked and removed if they don't work.
  • Attach power strip into table
    • Get rid of trip hazard
    • Dave Coakley
      • All members present approve
  • Safety Report
    • Need power to Fabrication Station still.
    • Need a few New Fire Extinguishers
      • Walmart or Amazon
        • CO2 for laser cutter, The rest ABC.
  • Need to test alarms, first members meeting of month
    • This needs done after next meeting!
  • Moving fabrication station
    • Removing some of the bin shelves
      • Jesse wants to do it during shop clean
      • Jesse will show detailed plans
      • All members present approve
  • Loft above garage door
    • Dave Coakley
      • All members present approve

Old Business

  • Flammable material cabinet
    • Gabe's looking for one.
    • Feel free for other people to look.
  • Shop rearrangement
    • Shop area will be dusty part of shop
    • Welding curtain
  • Dust filtration system for HackPGH
    • Looking
  • New Mailing List / Slack/Google Groups - Make it easy for everyone (inclusion)
    • Motion passed, New board will work on it.
  • Checklist for various tools to keep track of their condition
    • Will setup soon.
    • Need to buy small clipboards.
  • Bins of old members
    • Removal of non-paying member bids have started.

New Business

  • Adam Casto cleaned and reorganized soldering/electronics station
  • James Hyde wants to get rid of giant glass table
  • Dave found new laser cutter acrylic place Total Plastics on North Side, bulk buy, need multiple people to order


Project RollCall

  • N/A

New Member Induction

  • George Cann
    • All members present and board members approve


Move to Adjourn

  • Adjourned at: 8:02pm
Meeting notes by Geno