Member Meeting Minutes for May 16, 2012

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Attendees: Called to order at 7:31

New Members

none

Recent Events

  • Thu May 3 - Lock Pick Club
  • Fri May 4 - 3D Scanning
  • Tue May 8 - Open Source Fab Night
  • Thu May 10 - Knot-tying club
  • Fri May 11 - Johnny 0.5

Upcoming Events

  • Fri May 18th - Electrical inspection (Eli)
  • Fri May 18th - Coffee and Artemis
  • Sat May 19th - Shop Safety
  • Fri May 25th - FiniSH IT Friday
  • Fri Jun 1st - Bronze Casting (Potential)
  • Fri Jun 8th - OPEN
  • Fri Jun 15th - OPEN
  • Fri night events OPEN!
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard Drive Recovery
    • Events vs Talks

Upcoming Classes

  • Sat June 9th: PCB Class (Matt) - Details need to be worked out!!
  • Sat June 23rd: getting started with electroluminescent wire
  • Sat July 14th: getting started with electroluminescent wire
  • a Sat in July: Maybe a Processing class w/val
  • a Sat in August (maybe early early October): advanced electroluminescent wire
    • Welding class for members prior to general public welding class
    • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
    • Motor Controller class - Anthony
    • Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug Oct/Nov

Outside Events

  • Mini Maker Faire Pittsburgh call for Makers should be out over the weekend!
  • Jun 1 - Pittsburgh BSides Security Conference
  • Jun 9 - Pittsburgh Tech Fest

Outside requests

  • May 19th: Scratch Day @ Carnegie Library is looking for volunteers

Maker Faires!

  • Only 12 weeks until Detroit!
  • Maker Faire Detroit call for Makers is open (through June 1st)
  • Maker Faire Chicago - August 3-5
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22

Project Updates

  • Power Wheels
  • LEAD Balloon
  • GE Lights shop window

Shop Updates

  • Craft Area under new management (Scott^2, Sarita)
  • RFID door-lock project
  • Button Machine - Motion passed to buy new button machine
  • Council Member position now open

Motion to adjourn: 8:46