Member Meeting Minutes for May 3, 2017

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Chad
    • James Hyde
    • Dave Coakley
    • Geno
    • Josh Smith
    • John Lewis
    • Adam Casto
    • Jesse
    • Rob Martin


Called to Order

  • Called to Order At: 7:30pm

New/Potential Members

Previous Events/Classes

Learning Tracks / Classes

  • Oscilloscope Class (First run is free, no material costs)
    • Will be part of Learning Tracks in the future
    • Scheduled May 5 @7:30pm
  • Remake Learning Days
    • May 15 PNC event and May 20: Learn to Solder Class
  • Motor Control
    • June 17 @ 10am
  • National Week of Making
    • June

Potential Events/Talks/Classes

  • Needs to be rescheduled
    • 8 Year Party
    • Biohacking: The moral Imperative to Build a Better You
    • MetaMesh: Ethernet cable class / Talk
    • Fidget Spinner class for kids
      • Dave Coakley and Rob Martin
  • Talks
    • John Lewis
      • SSH VNC class
  • Classes
    • Edge lit acrylic
      • Rob Martin interested in teaching it
      • 21+ BYOB event
    • Welding Class
      • Dave
    • Learn to use Planar and Jointer
      • Steve Morrison or James Hyde

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
  • Power Wheels
  • Laser Cutter
  • 3-D Printers
    • Boxzy
    • Mendlemax
    • Makegear
      • Being repaired
  • Metal Shop
    • Drill Press Down
    • Welding Curtains Up
      • Thank you Dave Coakley and Chris Quick!
  • Wood Shop
    • Dust Collection System
      • Will be loaned by Stephen
    • New Table Saw
      • Sell old one on craigslist?
      • Cut half of woodshop table to make room for new tablesaw
  • Electronics Workstation
    • Pieces of wall plaster are falling off, need to fix
  • Fabrication Station
    • Need dedicated power to Fabrication Station.
  • Automatic dues payment system
      • Adam has began making new website dev.hackpittsburgh.org
      • Began messing around with rfid code
  • Vending Machine
  • Server
    • Prespi is working again
    • Slideshow Presentation on TV is going back up
  • Misc
  • Safety Report
    • Need to test alarms!
      • Done!
    • We are now requiring anyone who walks into HackPGH who is not a member, sign the release form!
    • Anonymous complaints form online for members to report issues.
  • Redbull Flugtag
    • HackPGH applied
    • Redbull is picking teams in 2 weeks

Old Business

  • New Mailing List / Slack/Google Groups - Make it easy for everyone (inclusion)
    • Geno setup mailing list
      • Its in beta testing
  • Checklist for various tools to keep track of their condition
    • Will setup soon.
    • Clipboards are here. Progress is being made.
  • Update personal info.
    • We are now requiring a Name, Email and a optional phone number to bin.
    • Emergency Contact info
      • Geno will send email on mailing list with form
    • Bins will be removed if this doesn't happen by next meeting
  • Shop makes a lot of revenue from classes...
    • We want to highly encourage members to teach classes.


  • Becky is working on making us a 501c3
  • Volunteer hours being logged

New Business

  • 3DPPGH - May 10th
    • Big Event! Featuring Ultimaker, MatterHackers, and Matt Stultz from Make: Magazine (aka Our Founder).
  • Shop clean pitiful.
    • Mandatory Shop Clean on Sunday.
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh
    • Oct 13,14,15


Project RollCall

  • John Lewis
    • Bitcoin server

New Member Induction

  • Raj Prabhakar
    • All board members present (3) and at least 3 members approve
  • Alexandra Krogel
    • All board members present (3) and at least 3 members approve
  • Frank Gentile
    • Not approved, contact board at info@hackpittsburgh.org

Move to Adjourn

  • Adjourned at: 8:38pm
Meeting notes by Geno