Member Meeting Minutes for September 5, 2012

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  • Attendees:
  • Called to order at:

New Members

  • Gary Midock
  • Andy Amrhein (now out of town)
  • Robert Berger

Recent Events

  • Fri Aug 17 - Rope Making
  • Tue Aug 21 - LoopPgh in the shop
  • Wed Aug 22 - Leah Buechley - LilyPad Creator at Children's Museum https://pittsburghkids.org/events/138/2012/8/22
    • 5:30 - 7:30
  • Fri Aug 24 - 3D Movie Making
  • Sat Aug 25 - Val's Intro to Processing class
  • Sun Aug 26 - Cleanup Day!
    • Shelf labels courtesy of Sarita.
    • Donation policy reminder
    • Stuff between couches/garage doors, can any members help remove/donate?
  • Fri Aug 31 - "FLOAT", a talk by Ben Saks

Upcoming Events

  • Thu Sep 6th - Lockpick Club
  • Fri Sep 7th - 3D Scanning with Kinect
  • Fri Sept 14th - Spark Truck at Schenley Plaza
  • Fri Sep 14th - 3pm visit to Google
  • Fri Sep 14th - Intro to EL Wire
  • Fri Sep 15th - Pittsburgh Aero Radio Control Society fun fly
  • Fri Sep 15th - Mini maker faire preview
  • Fri Sep 21st - FiniSH IT MMF Edition
  • Sep 28th - Artemis!
  • Sat Oct 6th - Intro to El wire
    • Vote: Passes
  • Fri Oct 12th - Garment Making from Pattern to Finish
  • Sat Nov 17th - Intermediate Processing w/val - needs vote on date, etc.
    • Vote: Passes
  • Adam wants to host outside group PittMesh on 3rd Thursday
    • Vote: Passes
  • Potential Friday Night talks/events:
    • Hard drive rescue
    • Costuming
    • Social entrepreneurship (Scott^2, ~September)

Maker Faires!

  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh September 22 - 2.5 weeks away!
    • Free to HackPittsburgh Members! (But really, why aren't you presenting/volunteering?!?!)
  • Sep 27th&28th - Open source hardware @ NYC Resistor
  • World Maker Faire NYC - Sept 29-30

Unscheduled Classes

  • Sat in August (maybe early early October): intro to electroluminescent wire
    • tentatively October 6th 1-5pm
  • 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

  • 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
  • Do we want to preschedule shop cleanup days every 3-4 months?
  • Electronics Workstation - next steps?
  • RFID project, next steps:
    • Doug needs to scan cards
    • Council needs to write up liability waiver for cards/keys.
  • Shop Garage Sale
    • Tentatively Sun Sep 16th??
  • Potentially have "bone-yard build day"
  • 3D Printer
    • Gabe ordered some parts, Eli handling the order of the rest.

New Business

  • Bicycle rack
  • 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
    •  ??? status of reply, we need to discuss?

Old Business

  • Offer from MWally for good deal on DVR


Motion to adjourn: Scott, Sarita seconds