Member Meeting Minutes for May 1, 2013

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Sarita
    • Jeff
    • Scott'
    • Doug
    • Scott^2
    • Anthony
    • Gene
    • Dan
    • Eli
  • Called to order at: 7:32pm


New Members

  • None :(


Recent Events

  • Fri Apr 19: Finish It Friday
  • Fri Apr 26: Rope-craft
  • Sat Apr 27: "Intro to Arduino Programming"
    • Went well, but lesson learned is that people don't do prerequisites, extra time should be allowed accordingly
  • Tue Apr 30: PghMMF'13 Call for Makers is open! (email sent to -discuss list)
    • "Early-bird" due June 1rst


Upcoming Events

  • Fri May 3: "Pirate box"
  • Fri May 10:
  • Fri May 17: CoffeeCoffeeCoffee / Artemis all night long
  • Fri May 24: Tentative: Shop Memorial Day BBQ
  • Fri May 31: Finish-It Friday
  • Sat Jun 8: Intro to sensors
  • Sat Jun 20 (tentative): Intro to motor control
  • Sun Aug 18: PGH mini maker faire
  • 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
    • Intro Programming
    • Sensors (May 31??)
    • Intro to Motor Control (June?)
    • Advanced Motor Control (July?)

Project/Shop Updates

  • Power Bill
    • Now $106! 60% increase in usage over
  • New RFID scanner under test/eval.
  • MAC Machine must go!
  • Window Lights project - lights in the windows!
    • Hardware has been installed in project box
    • Gene is working on syncing the prototyping board with the outside display
  • 3D Printer
    • Has been re-built, in progress of re-building
    • Not ready for public use yet, but if you have a shop relevant project, talk to Eli and he may be able to print it for you
  • Server Rack / network
    • Costing us $20/month so far, council to figure out how to bill members for use.
  • Security cameras
    • Operational, monitor on top of vending machine!
  • Powerwheels
    • Starting soon, really

New Business

  • Daton Ohion, countries largest ham swap meet, Jeff can take stuff for sale

Move to Adjourn: Sarita Second - Jeff