Member Meeting Minutes for November 4, 2015

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Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees
    • Eli
    • Chad
    • James
    • Scott^2
    • Simon
    • Joachim
    • Jim Freach
    • Gene Kern
    • Volker
    • John Lewis
    • Brian Coulter
    • Ryan Priore
    • Josh Nord
    • Alex
    • Alex 2.0
    • Steve Owens
    • Geno
    • Andrew Campbell
  • Called to order at: 7:50

New Members

  • Ryan Priore
    • CTO of tech company
    • Loves making stuff with kids, arduino, robotics
    • Chemist by training
  • Josh Nord
    • Likes tinkering, likes music
    • Invented musical devices
    • Been wanting to find place like HackPGH for years
  • Alex
    • Robotics guy since 4 yrs old
    • Maker/Hacker
    • Has experience in basically everything technology
    • Designed his own flight simulators
  • Brian Coulter
    • Nuclear Engineer
    • Does a lot of Computer Science
    • Works at Westinghouse
    • Wants to learn practical stuff
  • Andrew Campbell
    • Bilingual Japanese machinist watchmaker
    • Works with CNC machines for living
    • Pitt grad
    • Been maker his whole life
    • Makes Japanese swords

Recent Events

  • Wed Oct 21st - BTTF Night!
  • Friday Oct 23rd - Learn how to make your own video game! Talk 2 of 3
    • Will probably redo the talk
  • Saturday Oct 24th - Linux Meetup Group (WPLUG)
    • 10 people came, raspberry pi popular topic
  • Wednesday Oct 28th - Tesla High Voltage Electronics Club
    • Luc showed his coil gun, played with tesla coil
  • Thursday Oct 29th - Inaugural Meeting of Holistic Brain
    • Went really well, lots of interest, good discussion
  • Monday Nov 2nd - Software club
    • Autonomous power wheels group worked on car for next year

Upcoming Events

  • NOVEMBER:
    • Sat 7th @ 1p - Mechanical Club
    • Mon 9th @ 7p - UV Club
    • Wed 11th @ 7:30p - Tesla Club
    • Fri 13th @ 6p - Digital Games Night
    • Sat 14th @ 2p - WPLUG
    • Mon 16th @ 7:30p Software Club

Potential Evening talks/events

    • Eli, basic welding class for members only
    • Raspberry PI networking class: John Lewis and Balacko
      • Very popular, lets do this soon
      • Update: John Lewis did research for it, got his IR remote for Pi working
      • Probably January 2016
    • Learn Python class, Bob Berger, Simon Heath
    • Databases, John Lewis
    • Theremin Class 2.0, bigger and better, Geno

Learning Tracks

  • Motor Control
    • Geno is taking over.
  • Electronics Class
  • Change Arduino learning track to Embedded learning track
  • Raspberry Pi learning track

Shop Projects / Updates

  • Autonomous Power Wheels
    • IEEE Robotics society talk about it in December with Gene
      • December 14
    • Continuing to work on it for next year, try to make the car go racing speed autonomously
  • Power wheels
    • Next year, new car, new theme, possible team with multiple cars
  • 3-D Printer
    • Still working!
  • Foundry project by Alex and Wesley
    • No updates
  • Server
    • Ordered Core 2 Duo for the server
    • 30 GB SSD drive
    • Bought velcro for the raspberry pi to hang it up
    • Keep the printer plugged in, if you unplugged it
  • New Mill
    • We has parts!
    • Digital Display
  • Fabrication Station
    • Lets hang the sign
    • 4 moms chairs going to be stored in Paramount Building
    • Gabe is getting awesome bright LED's for the shop
  • Welder
    • MIG
      • Update: Need to 3d print new spool holder
    • TIG
      • Update: Need cart for TIG welder
      • Need argon gas

Old Business

  • We need to get rid of some stuff here at the shop.
    • Still need to get rid of ATM.
    • Vending Machine
      • Being Updated again.
  • Get new/bigger space for HackPittsburgh
    • Will update when more info comes along.
  • Suggestion to have shop clean once a quarter or once a month
    • Last Sunday of the month
  • Scott^2 is trying to become board member of Start-uptown
    • HackPGH and Startuptown working together
  • Make Friday or another day a day for public to come check out shop?
    • We will need to guarantee that someone will be in shop during that time
      • Monday 7-10 Stephen Owens will be there, Saturday 7-10 Simon will be there
  • Club brochure

New Business

  • Next Holistic Brain meeting Dec 22,2015
    • Thursdays after that
  • Rebrand as HackPGH, make the main domain www.hackpgh.org, and have www.hackpittsburgh.org redirect to that
    • Stephen Owens motions
      • All members present vote to rebrand as HackPGH

Project RollCall

Move to Adjourn

  • Gene motions
    • John Lewis seconds
  • Adjourned at: 8:56pm

Meeting notes by: Geno