Member Meeting Minutes for November 7, 2012

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  • Member Meeting Minutes for November 7, 2012

Minutes by Agenda Topic

  • Attendees:
    • Friar Tuck
    • Tom
    • Scott'
    • Scott^2
    • Zehn
    • Forest
    • Doug
    • Anthony
    • Val
    • Dan
    • Gabe
    • Gary
    • Adam
  • Called to order at:

7:31pm

New Members

  • Luke Kambic
  • Steve Irish
  • Forest Royse
  • Friar Tuck

Project/Shop Updates

  • Soda/Water donation - val
    • FREEEEEE!
  • Flat-Panel Speaker - Zehn
    • On loan, but shop can cover costs to buy (~$24)
  • Projector - Gabe/Gary/Zehn
    • Need to figure out a permanent remote home
  • Two new Artemis client machines available
    • password is standard shop password
  • ATM Machine - ??? Who knows ???
    • No plan for it, please suggest ideas, or getting rid of it is an option
  • Window Lights project - lights acquired, to be placed in window "soon"?
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
    • Need to organize electronics components
  • RFID project - handing out cards/keys.
  • 3D Printer
    • Finishing build, should be done soon, end of month at latest
  • potential monthly soldering class / hackerspace 101


Recent Events

  • Fri Oct 19th - Garment Making from Pattern to Finish
  • Sat Oct 20th - BEST Robotics Competition Volunteering
  • Thu Oct 25th - Special Class from Pitt
  • Fri Oct 26th - Make your own vaccuform mask
  • Sat Oct 27th - Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug tickets live
  • Sun Oct 28th - Balloon Launch (tentative)
    • Potentially moved to the weekend of the 10th/11th
  • Sat Nov 4th - WACOM Hamfest - Did not attend

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Nov 9th - Intro to Tesla Coils
  • Sat Nov 10th - Singing Tesla Coils
    • Class is sold out, but if a member really wants to attend they could probably be accommodated
  • Mon Nov 12th - UAV Group
  • Fri Nov 16th - Laptop Modding
  • Sat Nov 17th - Intermediate Processing - val - tickets live
  • Sun Nov 18th - Shop cleanup!
  • Fri Nov 23rd - No event due to food comas.
  • Fri Nov 30th - Coffee and 3d printing
  • Thu Dec 6th - Eat/Drink/Make - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh make night
  • Sat Dec 8th - Learn to Solder - Matt B
  • Sat Dec 15th - Intro to Motor Control - Anthony
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~December)
    • Flat panel speakers

Unscheduled Classes

  • Public welding class

New Business

  • Request to buy Whiteboard - JP
  • Request to buy Big Screen TV - Jeff
  • Request to close shop - JP
  • Bicycle rack
    • Needs champion
  • New local group forming: Go Steel Programmers (www.go-steel-programmers.org)
  • Shop cleanliness

Motion to adjourn:

  • Scott @ 8:43