Member Meeting Minutes for May 2, 2012

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Attendees: JET, Eli, Doug, Scott, JP, Luc, Gabe, Anthony, Dan

Called to order at 19:30

New Members

none

Recent Events

  • Thu Apr 5 - Lock Pick Club
  • Fri Apr 6 - Unblurred/GAGI Festival (HackPittsburgh @ Cotton Factory/TeeRex)
  • Tue April 10 - Open Source Fab Night
  • Apr 12 - Knot-tying club
  • Fri Apr 13 - Easter Egg Bot (Matt)
  • Sat Apr 14 - Soft Circuits Class
  • Sat 14 - Notacon - Cleveland, Ohio, Art/Hacking/Tech conference

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Apr 20 - Line-Following Robot Race @CMU - noon
  • Fri Apr 20 - Invention of the Telephone (Luc)
  • Fri Apr 27 - Cyborg Theater Field Trip (Laura)
  • Fri May 4 - 3D Scanning with the Kinect
  • Fri May 11 - Line Following Robot (Eli)

Upcoming Classes

  • Sat May 19th: workshop safety class
  • 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: 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

  • April 27th: Cyborg Cabaret (Moved from Apr 14th) http://www.showclix.com/event/223344
  • April 28th: Pyrotopia - At the Pumphouse. Various levels of volunteers needed (attraction operators needed, among other things)
  • June 1st: Pittsburgh B-Sides security conference

Outside requests

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

Maker Faires!

  • Only 14 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

  • Make Magazine subscription fund
  • Electrician Update
  • Craft Area cleaned (Eli and Doug), under new management.
  • RFID door-lock project

Motion to adjourn: 20:35