Member Meeting Minutes for March 2, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Geno
    • Joachim
    • James Hyde
    • Scott^2
    • Joshua
    • Volker
    • Jim
    • Gene
    • Alex
    • John Lewis
    • Chris Quick
    • Simon
    • Ryan Priore
    • Andrew
    • Eli
    • Josh Smith
    • James Lomuscio
    • Steve Owens

Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:41pm

New/Potential Members

  • N/A

Recent Events

  • FEBRUARY
    • Thu 18th @ 7p - Model Railroad Club
    • Sat 20th @ 1p - Music & Technology
    • Sat 20th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 22nd @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Mon 22nd @ 7p - UV Club
    • Tue 23rd @ 7:30p - eGame Writing
    • Wed 24th @ 7:30 - Tesla Club
    • Thur 25th @ 7:30 - Holistic Brain
      • Cancelled, but Startuptown party happened instead
    • Sat 27th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Sun 28th @ 12p - Shop Clean
    • Mon 29th @ 7p - Open Shop
    • Wed 2nd @ 7:30p - Members meeting

Potential Evening talks/events

  • How to write for Make Magazine talk
    • Fri 26th @ 7:30pm
  • From Idea to Laser Cutter talk
    • How to use the cad software, how to go from cad to laser cutting
      • Alex Reasinger will help with that
  • From Idea to 3d printer talk
    • How to use the cad software, how to go from cad to 3d printing
      • Chris Yohe
  • From idea to CNC machine talk
  • Create a 3d printing and laser cutting group at HackPGH
    • Ryan and Chris Yohe
  • How to use google hangouts server talk
    • John Lewis
  • How to use ROS
    • John Lewis
  • Bicentennial/St Patrick Day Parade: HackPGH can be part of it
    • March 12 at 9am

Learning Tracks

  • Electronics
    • Learn to Solder
      • March 26, 10am-4pm
      • Gene
    • Basic Arduino Programming (April 2016)
    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Sensors Sensors Sensors (TBD)
    • Motor Control (TBD)
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
  • Mechanical Classes Learning Tracks
    • Andrew
  • Casting Day
    • Spring, Joachim

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Discussed rewiring of the car
      • Clean things up mechanically and electrically
  • Power wheels
    • Need to kick off 2016 season
    • Eli to speak with Ryan after meeting
  • Wheelchair
    • Cupcake car.
    • Wigle Whiskey: Tardis full of barrels, Giant rolling barrel, Donkey Kong
      • All members vote for Tardis idea
  • 3-D Printer
    • M2 Bot
      • Still Kickin'
    • Mendlemax
      • Chris and I found that the thermistor wire was busted on the Mendel which is what led to the printing errors. We still plan to rebuild in the near term.
  • Foundry
  • Server / Google Hangouts
    • Working, John needs to teach people how to run it
    • John found lots and lots of VGA cables he could use during shop clean
  • New Mill
    • DROs are installed and working great!
  • Lathe
    • Being repaired.
    • Kudos to Joachim and Andrew!
    • Took it apart, cleaned all the parts, putting it back together and fixing parts
    • Motion to buy extra parts for lathe to make it more accurate $135.70 (Joachim)
      • All members vote in favor
    • Lathe now has reverse feed!


  • Fabrication Station
    • Still needs some TLC
  • Welder
    • MIG
      • Going Strong
    • TIG
      • Needs cart and gas.
  • Vending Machine
    • John Lewis tried to contact Gabe
    • Simon working on the project
    • Gabe wants to continue helping on the project
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • We're working on it.
    • Jim borrowed RFID reader, testing Raspberry Pi and wordpress, WooCommerce

Old Business

  • Atm
    • Still need to contact
  • Club brochure
    • Printed and they are on the desk.
  • Memberships for Startups
  • New Computers
    • Looking better
  • Brewing Club
    • Steven Owens bought $120 worth of brewing stuff.
      • Brewing club members should pay for it and also get to drink it
      • It just got Brewed last night, happening again Saturday
  • Cable management system for A/V cables for projector and wifi
    • Simon Heath working on it
  • Pitt robotics club line following robotics competition
    • Geno is working on it
    • Robot has been entered into the competition

New Business

  • Maker Faire PGH is happening, hired new director Kacey
    • Jointly presented by HackPGH and Children's Museum
    • Maker Faire October 14th and 15th
    • Vote on allowing Kacey to have an honorary membership of HackPGH as 2nd place to work
      • Steven Owens motions, Jim seconds, all vote in favor
  • Jim's wife wants to have craft night at HackPGH in April or May
    • New mom's coffee
    • Steve motions, Andrew 2nd, all vote in favor
  • John wants to buy the Autodesk machine
    • Lets wait what happens with the Macbooks before spending money
  • Josh Roehrig: Inventor's club in Monroeville wants to tour HackPGH and potentially use HackPGH for their meetings
  • Tesla Club Maker Faire project
    • Contact Geno
  • Ryan visited St Louis Arch Reactor makerspace, created awesome presentation, download it on mailing list
  • Simon wants to donate a small server
  • Gps sensor class: Jim

Project RollCall

  • Chad working on K9
  • Alex is working on steam engine stuff
  • Train Club: Attached 4 modules, working on laying out tracks, electronics controls/sensors
  • Steve Owens: Brewing Club project

Elections!

  • Chad, Alex, Scott^2, Geno, and Joachim are up for election
    • Chad, Alex, Scott^2, Geno remain board members

New Member Induction

  • Karim
    • We don't know who you are, come back next month
  • Ron Gados
    • We don't know who you are, come back next month
  • James Lomuscio
    • Vote yes

Move to Adjourn

  • James motions
    • Joachim seconds
      • Adjourned at: 9:10pm

Meeting notes by: Geno