Member Meeting Minutes for May 17, 2016

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • Geno
    • Steve Owens
    • John Lewis
    • Scott^2
    • Gene
    • Chris Yohe (google hangouts)
    • Jake (google hangouts)
    • Gabe
    • James Tiogar


Called to Order

  • Called to order at: 7:34pm

New/Potential Members

  • John McGregor
    • Art director of Pro Myriad productions
    • www.promyriad.com

Recent Events

  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: May 5, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • FIELD TRIP: Festival Of Fandoms
    • Scheduled: May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Mechanical Club
    • Scheduled: May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 9, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: May 11, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Steel City Infosec Meetup - LAB
    • Scheduled: May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • CLASS: Intro to Unix Commmand line "Magical Runes"
    • Scheduled: May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Intro to Sensors Class
    • Scheduled: May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 14, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 16, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Software/CS Group Meeting
    • Scheduled: May 16, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • HackPGH Members Meeting
    • Scheduled: May 17, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • PUBLIC: Model Railroading Club
    • Scheduled: May 19, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      • Jim will take it over
      • Was asked by Steve to cancel until further notice.
  • Power Wheels meeting
    • Scheduled: May 19, 2016, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Music & Technology Club
    • Scheduled: May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 21, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Unmanned Vehicle group meeting
    • Scheduled: May 23, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC: Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Scheduled: May 25, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • PUBLIC:Holistic Brain
    • Scheduled: May 26, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • PUBLIC: Digital Games
    • Scheduled: May 27, 2016, 9:00 PM to May 28, 2016, 1:00 AM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 28, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • SHOP CLEAN
    • Scheduled: May 29, 2016, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Open Shop (For New Members)
    • Scheduled: May 30, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • HackPGH Members Meeting
    • Scheduled: Jun 1, 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Learning Tracks

    • Advanced Arduino Programming (TBD)
    • Motor Control (TBD)
    • Basic Electronics part 2: Semiconductor Devices (TBD)
  • Mechanical / Other
    • Casting Day
    • May 28th TBD

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • Shipping car to California for event by Silicon Valley entrepreneur
    • Lots of awesome advertising for HackPGH with self driving car people in the industry
  • TARDIS
    • Siri turn on the Tardis!
  • Power Wheels
    • Progress being made, first race in July
  • 3-D Printers
    • Move to library area, Clean library and/or move to shelf next to current 3d printer area.
      • Bookshelf wall absorbs moisture, bad for filament
      • Spray foam, plexiglas, etc solutions to remove moisture
      • Table this for now
    • No leaving prints unattended
    • Meetup June 8th @ 7:30
    • 3D scanning event


  • Lathe
    • Need to re-order Lead screw.
    • Sears said manufacturer does not make it anymore
    • For $160, go to different company
  • Fabrication Station
    • Will buy black and white vinyl
    • $2 a linear foot for vinyl
  • Vending Machine
    • Software Club
  • Automatic dues payment system
    • No updates
  • Brewing Club
    • Drink your beer!
  • Server
    • Working
    • New raspberry pi
  • Vacuum Chamber
    • Needs to be moved!
  • Remove Kiln
    • Alex to take home when he come back to the states

Old Business

  • Still need to setup training@hackpittsburgh.org.
  • Buddy system Stickers still need to be made.
  • 2D printer, John Lewis ordered

New Business

  • Down and Dirty Dance Party
    • May 20th
    • Take light board, maybe something else
    • Geno will take that up
  • Uptown/Oakland Eco innovation district cleaning a lot, turning into community garden
    • Asked HackPGH to do art piece, wind turbine that plays music or blinks LED's
  • Create separate google hangouts account for John Lewis

Project RollCall

New Member Induction

(From last week. Still needs keys)

  • Raj (power wheels)
    • Board and membership approves full membership
  • Andrey
    • Board and membership approves full membership
  • Ben Azzum (He may be leaving soon for job to Ohio)
    • Board and membership approves full membership

(This month)

  • Andrea
    • Board and membership approves full membership

Move to Adjourn

  • John Lewis motions
    • Gene 2nds
    • Adjourned at: 8:17pm