Member Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2012

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  • Attendees:
    • Scott
    • Doug
    • Eli
    • Jeremy
    • JP
    • Gabe
    • Jet
    • Sarita
    • Dan
    • Matt B.
  • Called to order at:
    • 7:31pm

New Members

  • None

Recent Events

  • Thu Sep 6th - Lockpick Club
    • Gary brought in wooden lock
    • Built wooden "practice door"
  • Fri Sep 7th - 3D Scanning with Kinect
    • Generated good interest for MMF
    • Need more/faster 3d printers
  • Fri Sept 14th - Spark Truck at Schenley Plaza
  • Fri Sep 14th - 3pm visit to Google
    • AwesomePGH - $1000 grants for cool projects
  • Fri Sep 14th - Intro to EL Wire
  • Sat Sep 15th - Pittsburgh Aero Radio Control Society fun fly
  • Sat Sep 15th - Mini maker faire preview
  • Sun Sep 16th - First ever HackPittsburgh garage sale
    • Overall success, moved some stuff, made some money
  • Tues Sep 19th - Loop Pittsburgh

Upcoming Events

  • Fri Sep 21st - FiniSH IT MMF Edition
  • Fri Sep 28th - Artemis!
  • Fri Oct 5th - Maker fair season wrap-up
  • Sat Oct 6th - Intro to El wire (Class)
  • Fri Oct 12th - 3D printing
  • Fri Oct 19th - Garment Making from Pattern to Finish
  • Fri Oct 26th - Make your own vaccuform mask
  • Tue Oct 9th - Open source hardware
  • Sat Nov 17th - Intermediate processing
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~September)

Maker Faires!

  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22 - .5 weeks away!
    • Free to HackPittsburgh Members! (But really, why aren't you presenting/volunteering?!?!)
    • Parking will be provided-no pass necessary
    • pre-load Friday 5-7
  • Sep 27th&28th - Open source hardware @ NYC Resistor
  • World Maker Faire NYC - Sept 29-30

Unscheduled Classes

  • Solar powered mesh network (follow up to Sayan's talk)
  • Motor Controller class - Anthony
  • Soft Circuits II - Liz/Doug Oct/Nov
    • tentatively early Oct
  • Public welding class

Project/Shop Updates

  • T-Shirts are restocked
  • Power Wheels for NYC.
  • Window Lights project - lights acquired, to be placed in window "soon"?
  • Balloon launch for October, TBD after MMF.
  • Passport Stamp
    • Lives in desk by door, central door
    • Take to NYC?
  • Do we want to preschedule shop cleanup days every 3-4 months?
    • November 10th
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
  • RFID project, next steps:
    • Doug needs to scan cards
    • Council needs to write up liability waiver for cards/keys.
  • Potentially have "bone-yard build day"
  • 3D Printer
    • Parts are in
    • Friday will be build day, trying to finish for Sat

New Business

  • Bicycle rack
    • hold until after MMF
  • New aerial ping pong drop
    • No active plan, can be picked up if anyone interested
  • VIA Festival request
    • Oct. 6th 3-9pm at Shadow Lounge in Ease Liberty
    • looking for people to do interactive demos
  • UAV group starts Monday Oct 8th

Motion to adjourn: Scott JP seconds