Meeting Notes 2014-06-17

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  • Intro PS1 and what we're about
  • let new members and visitors intro themselves
  • pick 2 random people to introduce themselves
  • go over things that need doing around the space
  • Awesome callouts


  • Brief overview of what PS1 is (<1min).
  • New members/visitors introduce themselves.
  • Introduce the board and area hosts.


  • New area hosts!
    • Art is shellie
    • CNC is elizabeth
    • Hot metals is Tom
    • Wood is triano
    • Cold metals is now hosted by dean
    • Tool Cage is now hosted by Sevin
    • General area host is now Justin
    • Kitchen is now hosted by Arturo
  • Check out our new task board in the lounge. It's the corkboard covered with yellow post it notes.
  • This coming monday, at NERP: One of the inventors of the beaglebone black is coming to talk.
  • This thursday is the first meeting of SIGBOT - come do some robotics. Regular meetings will occur the third thursday of every month.
  • PS1 Orientation is this sunday at 4pm. If you're a new member and haven't been, remember this is required!
  • Bry's power hour is also Sunday, starting at 3pm. Please help us clean some stuff up. Hef promises uncertain foodstuffs.
  • This Saturday from 2-5pm is bonus CNC office hours. Learn how to use a 3d printer or a laser or something. Be on time.
  • Tomorrow is the national day of making - Elizabeth will be building the shapeoko 2 at the Harold Washington Library from 2pm-6pm. We'll be building one here July 10th.
  • Two weeks from today (July 1st)Hef will being giving a presentation on one of:
    • How PS1 works
    • How the IT infrastructure at PS1 works
  • We will be voting on air system updates next week.
  • Jerry says please volunteer for Pitchfork July 18-20. Talk to jerry about all your stuff.

Tours for Visitors

  • Someone will give official tour (make sure liability forms have been signed and that emergency contact info is filled out)



  • New members introduce themselves
    • Kara is an artist. Looking for a space to work in for the next month. Does electronics
    • Rich found out about us from some website (yay!). He build guitars, 3d prints things. Looking forward to doing all kinds of stuff.
    • Sean found out about us from someone else. He likes to program, typography things.
    • Connor has a mechanical engineering background, but works in operations now. He's been following the maker movement. Works on anything.
    • Greg has been a member for a few years. Does any project that's a waste of time and money. Made our bar, the liquor cabinet and that giant wooden chicago flag in our shop.
    • Yay Robots
    • Ryan works on our SEM extensively and is building a tricopter.
  • Announcements, see above
  • Awesome Callouts!
    • ian totally saved everett's arm by telling him not to lift a bag awkwardly. Everett is stupid.
    • Casey has been hugely helpful - now he's leaving like a big ol' jerk. Thanks for all your help, hopefully we'll see you soon!
    • Ian wants to thank Jason and Dean for building us a new worktable.
    • Carl spilled water all over the kitchen! Thanks Carl.
    • All area hosts who have ever hosted an area or ever will host an area. Thank you!
    • Arturo revived PS:Yum, thanks man!
    • Will wasn't there.
  • Meeting adjourns at 20:41