Member Meeting Minutes for March 6, 2013

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Safety Attendees:
    • Sarita
    • Gene
    • Shane
    • Chris (non-member)
    • Chad
    • Mike or Michael (non-member)


  • Attendees:
    • Sarita
    • Shane
    • Gene
    • Scott^2
    • Dan
    • Jet
    • Jeremy
    • Chad
    • Doug
    • Scott'
  • Called to order at: 7:35pm


New Members

  • TP (carried over, but wasn't at meeting to do intro)
  • Chad Elish
  • Jamie Christenson
  • Julian Hill (Bryant)


Recent Events

  • Fri Feb 22: Finish It Friday
  • Sat Feb 23: CLASS: Design your own circuit boards (Matt B)
  • Fri Mar 1: Intro to Ham Radio

Upcoming Events

  • Thu Mar 8: Lockpick Club / Steel City Hackers
  • Fri Mar 8: Artemis
  • Mon Mar 11: UAV Group
  • Tue Mar 12: Open Source Fab
  • Thu Mar 14: Knot Tying Club -- Retired :(
  • Fri Mar 15: Biohacking and Grinder Culture
  • Fri Mar 15: 11am - 2pm FIRST Robotics competition info table
  • Tue Mar 19: LoopPGH
  • Fri Mar 22: Finish It Friday
  • Sat Mar 23: Intro to Soldering
  • Fri Mar 29: Shop Show-and-Tell
  • Sat May 18: Intro to Processing
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Flat panel speakers
    • Shop Show-and-Tell (Quarterly) (mid March)
    • Reverse engineering
    • Stepper motor hack challenge

Unscheduled Classes

  • Public welding class
  • Ham radio test (late March/April)
  • CNC milling
  • Q2 Learn to Solder (June)
  • Intro to processing
  • Arduino Track:
    • Learn to Solder
    • Physical Pixel
    • Sensors
    • Intro to Motor Control
    • Advanced Motor Control

Project/Shop Updates

  • Window Lights project - lights in the windows!
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
    • Need to organize electronics components
  • 3D Printer
    • IT'S MOVING!
  • Server Rack
    • coming along, is powered, will be available for member's use
  • Security cameras
    • DVR, Hard Drive, and Power Supply obtained
  • FIRST Robotics Competition

New Business

  • Jet: Count Tech Shop SBUs towards tool use here?
  • Lock-box will no longer be a means of entry to the shop, RFID will be the only means of access
  • New alarms will be installed
  • Push notifications for shop updates (open/closed, temperature)

Move to Adjourn: Sarita, seconded by Chad