Meeting Notes 2011-03-22

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Meeting started at 8:02

  • New People: John, read about us and hackerspaces and wanted to see us in person. Does computers but wants to do woodworking, electronics, lockpicking
  • William, goes to Columbia for interactive media working on a large mural sized light bright. Wanted to come here for ideas and help.
  • Zachery, been taking apart computers and rebuilding them for home theaters.
  • J.P design networks by day, like building things, an incubator company in Philly told him about us, like to learn woodworking.
  • Ravia, works with MSI and the Fab Lab.


  • Workshop build out on hold.
  • Element 14 Project Shawn needs help with video editing.
  • Instructables and pro memberships. 7 left.
  • Soap Making class March 24th at 6pm has sold out.
  • Quorum rule changes vote:

Full Members have the option at any time to become Non-Voting Members, or thereafter to re-activate as a voting Full Member, by emailing our voting account ( or notifying the Board of Directors. Non-Voting Members will not be counted when calculating whether quorum has been reached.

Full Members who have not attended a meeting or voted by proxy or in absentia for three consecutive months will automatically become Non-Voting Members until they re-activate by either voting or attending a meeting. Non-Voting Members who become Non-Voting by choice can only re-activate by emailing our voting account or by notifying the Board of Directors. As a convenience, Non-Voting Members *can* opt-in to voting for any issue without revoking their Non-Voting status. They will count toward quorum for any vote in which they participate.

Board members are not eligible to become Non-Voting Members. Records of member attendance and voting will be maintained by the Secretary.

Teaching a class of three or more attendees gets 1 Point. Only one member can receive a Point award per class.

  • Passed 17 to 1 with 2 present
  • Global hackerspace challenge update: Biosensor array for DIY biology. Application was approved. Research has started. Conference call tomorrow with all the hackerspaces. Contact Avner for more info.
  • Financial/membership report member count is 59 Members 17 Starving 42 Full.
  • Blinkies Class April 9th details soon.
  • Milwaukee Makerspace grand opening and mini-maker fair Saturday April 9 noon - 10pm possible car pooling.
  • Potluck next week! "Recursion"


  • Circuit hacking. Wednesday, March 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Haskell Class with Robert Lee. Thursday March 24th @ 8:00pm
  • Soap Making. Thursday, March 24th @ 6:00pm
  • Knitting meet-up. Monday, March 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Potluck Tuesday, March 29th after the general meeting.
  • Lockpicking with Robert Lee. Wednesday, March 30th @ 8:00pm
  • Flourish open-source conference at UIC, April 1st-3rd full schedule on the web. Volunteers? Avner, Nathan, Anne.
  • Blinkies Class Saturday, April 9th
  • Esperanto presentation Wednesday, April 27th

Meeting Adjourned at 8:24