Member Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • John, Gene, Steve, Wesley, Chad, Gabe, Jim, John, Annie, Jochin, Ej, Alex
  • Called to order at:

1954 20 May 2015

New Members

Potential New Members John and Jochin

Recent Events

  • May 9th - Intro to Processing
    • We didn't advertise. Cancelled. Postponed.
  • May 11th – UAV/Quad: No one showed up.
  • May 13th - Tesla Club:
  • May 15th – Artemis: No one showed up.
  • May 16th - Music & Technology Club:
  • May 18th - Software Club:

Upcoming Events

  • May 21st - Modal Railroading Club
  • May 22nd - Finish-It Friday
  • May 23rd - WPLUG Meeting
  • May 27th - Tesla Club
  • May 29th - Hackers and Founders
  • May 30/31st - Shop Hack-A-Thon
  • June 1st - Software Club

Potential Evening talks/events

  • Talk about kickstarter
    • Need to talk to him (Someone at Kickstarter)
  • Jonathan wants to do talk on databases

Learning Tracks

  • Arduino Track
    • Next up... Diyode.
      • Kits are in. Will need an assembly date for the kits.
      • Scheduled for June 13
      • Need to put up advertising for it
      • Need to put up on Eventbrite

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Power wheels
    • Back in hibernation. Can be worked on by any member.
  • CNC Router
    • End stops on order. (Bob) Parts may already be here.
    • Talk to Bob, Chad, Alex to learn to use it
  • Laser Cutter
    • New 55mm lens for finer etching. it's here! Not installed.
    • Talk to Chad, Bob, Alex for class
    • Need to buy a chiller... $650 for a good one. The one from Gabe does not keep the water cold enough.
    • Motion made to purchase a chiller up to $800. Motion seconded and carried.
  • 3-D Printer
    • If you want a private class see Eli, Alex, or Chad.
    • Need to buy filament. 1.75 mm filament.
      • Alex recommends See Me CNC, Ultramachine for filament
  • Foundry project by Alex and Wesley
    • Figured out bare minimum of what is needed during mechanical club.
    • Need bill of materials to buy
      • Alex will send that to
      • Approximately $275 for bare minimum
  • Server
    • Make google hangouts easier via the server
    • Board willing to buy hard drive, but needs information. Email to info@hackpittsburgh

Old Business

  • Sign Ideas
    • Chad took the photo.
    • Gene will be sending that out so people can post their ideas.
  • Doug and Val started talking about an Arduino for Artists Class
    • They are working out the details.
  • HackPGH Shop Hack-A-Thon!
    • Lets fix the shop up. Make it better!
    • What issues do we have with the shop?
    • Make something fun and random to be in the shop. (walls etc...)
    • Possibly open to public, but sign a waiver, can't use big power tools
    • May 30th, 12p - 31st 12p.

Flickr Acct

  • 501c4 Tax Exemptions
  • Move members meetings from Wed to another day?
    • 1 meeting on Wed and another for people who cant make it Wed?
    • Geno will put it up to vote on SurveyMonkey and send it to list
  • Steve wants to host brewing party at HackPgh
    • Should happen when its cold. In winter.
  • Open Source Brewing
    • Cool projects to brew your own beer
    • Combine arduino, raspberry pi and etc with beer!
    • Fill the kegarator
    • Need to get group together
    • Beer bags?!
  • Pittsburgh and Detroit Maker Faire
    • Think of projects to display at either or both.
    • Detroit Faire is July 24-26
      • Powerwheels pushed by Locomotive.
    • We will send call for makers for Pittsburgh Faire in June 15th.
      • HackPGH will have a booth with shop projects.
    • No powerwheels in Pittsburgh. Cost is $10000 to have a Powerwheels race.

New Business

  • Wigle Whiskey Tar and Feather
    • June 12th from 6-9 PM
    • More Whiskey... Hooray!
    • Build on white board. Gabe explained the concept.
    • Who wants to join the team?
  • Wplug meeting on July 11 3 – 5 PM
  • Paint Floor (Steve)
    • Discussion about what to use and cost.

Move to Adjourn

  • Adjourned at: 2040