Member Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2018

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Called to Order

  • 7:40pm


  • Chad Elish
  • Geno Soroka
  • Eli Richter
  • James Hyde
  • David Coakley
  • Jesse
  • Sean Guzek
  • Bob Berger
  • Rob Martin
  • Alex
  • CW
  • Adam Longwill
  • Stephen
  • Becky
  • Alan
  • Gabe
  • Cory
  • Vicki
  • Sam
  • Steve Owens
  • Paul Kyros
  • Andy

New Members

  • Tim
    • CNC, woodworking,machining

Guest Introductions


  • Nobody else can live the life you live. And even though no human being is perfect, we always have the chance to bring what's unique about us to live in a redeeming way.
    • -Fred Rogers
  • Geno quotes: Gentlemen (and ladies) its been a privilege flying with you
    • -Jim Lovell

Upcoming Events

Shop Updates

  • New Space
    • The meeting was held in the new space
    • Pipes were fixed, everything was caulked by plumber
    • If you smell something, say something!
    • Moving some stuff to new space after meeting
  • Access Control
    • Steve Owens and Chad are close to being done with a custom Pi based system!
    • Some people are on legacy pay, everyone will be going to $50/month except students and veterans
    • If you owe dues, tonight your rfid card will be shut off. Please pay ASAP. Email
  • Steel City Infosec May 10th
    • Everyone votes in favor of allowing them to use our space for this
  • Work with elderly (sam)
    • Ballroom in Casino, free food
    • April 2
    • Sam needs help come up with activities, volunteers
    • Liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • Maker Faire
    • Make is willing to give HackPGH license to run the fair.
    • License is $10,000
    • Share the fair with the other makerspaces? Share the cost
    • We need to make sure we make enough money to cover the cost
      • Becky motions to agree to discuss this further in other meetings
      • Chad,Becky,Stephen on the MakerFaire committee.
    • Becky bought soda,snacks,and supplies.
      • Let Becky know if you need/want anything at
    • Soda machine
      • Lets find a donated one
      • Table discussion until later meeting

* Open for Discussion for 10 min

Project Updates

  • Chad working on an EggBot
  • Sean Guzek has done an awesome job rebuilding and improving the CNC
    • Touchscreen interface, easy to use, totally awesome!
  • James won some cool stuff for his instructables article!

* Open for Discussion for 10 min

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Sean - OMG THE CNC IS AWESOME! (And it now plays music)
  • Geno - Thank you for 3 years of board service

* Open for Discussion for 10 min

Move to Adjourn

  • Adjourned at: 8:19pm
    • Meeting Notes by Geno Soroka
      • Geno signing off