Member Meeting Minutes for Nov 19, 2014

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Scott
    • Chad
    • Christina
    • Anthony
    • Jonathan
    • Val
    • Doug
    • Alex
    • Gene
  • Called to order at:
    • 7:40pm

New Members

  • Jonathan - old member, returns. Interested in linux and software. Welcome back!

Recent Events

  • GENERATION AND SENSING OF MAGNETIC FIELDS Nov 7th
    • We made a coil gun and shot it... it was pretty cool!
  • Artemis
    • We had three ships, it was a blast!
    • Also played with jump drive. That was fun too!
  • Adam would like to host another wifi
  • Learn to solder class was a great success!
    • Group effort! Thanks for all the support!

Upcoming Events

  • Movie Night Nov 21 - postponed due to light up night, will be rescheduled for Dec 5th

Upcoming Classes

  • Intro to Arduino Software - planned for January 24th
    • Gene, Doug, Val for support
  • Processing Class
    • February timeframe
    • Not the 14th
  • Theremin Class - 17th of January

Potential Thursday Night talks/events

  • We need to get this going for December.
    • Dec 5 - Movie Night!
    • Dec 12 Analog Games Night
    • Dec 19th Artemis (just because)
    • Dec 26 Closed: Day after christmas?
  • GIS talk (Geographic Information Systems) - James

Learning Tracks

  • GPS class
    • Progress. This will be the next class.
  • Arduino Track
    • Intro, it's on the schedule

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Window Lights project
    • Progress
  • Tool Power E-Stop
    • Progress
  • Power wheels
    • Waiting for the next two weeks for the next event
  • CNC Router
    • Progress
  • Laser Cutter (AKA Frickin Lasers!)
    • Rotary Tool Training!
    • E-Stop Finicky
  • 3-D Printer
    • Needs calibration
    • Is proposing replacing heated bed for faster heating
      • Will put together parts list and send out to mailing list
  • New RFID Door
    • Mounted needs, TO BE setup
  • Dues Cash Payment System
    • Have the bill reader and Pi.
    • Need to get box.
    • Needs TO BE programmed.

Old Business

  • Safety Officer
    • Sean Offered to take some responsibility.
  • Christina is new quartermaster
  • TARDIS fridge project is still on going... The materials are purchased. Needs TO BE done!

New Business

  • There is a motion to call the laser maintenance guy TO BE referred to as the "laser guy"
    • Responsibilities include maintenance and safety with regard to the laser
  • Don't put the fan too close to the gas heater
  • The fan in the gas heater is broke and needs TO BE fixed.
  • The linux user group is looking for a location to hold a meeting
    • Jonathan will followup
  • Instructables is hosting on competition for a project
    • There are prizes available. Must enter by Jan 19th!


What can we do to make the shop better?

  • Painted Lines on Floor.
    • Volunteers?

Move to Adjourn

  • Motion to adjourn by Gene
    • Seconded by Christina
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:34pm

Sarcastically and/or respectfully submitted by Anthony Cascone