Meeting Notes 2015-01-13

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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
  • Announcements


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


  • This Saturday listen to Derek ramble about linux. Find the thread in the mailing list.
  • Feb 7th is a project day in the wood shop. Help Triano knock out some space projects! Don't plan on using the wood shop for personal projects.
  • This Saturday is tabletop game night.
  • Saturday after that is a Tamale party - there will be three fillings.
    • Pulled pork
    • Chiles and Cheese
    • Elotes?
    • Additional fillings accepted.
  • The next Electronics workshop is this Saturday at 2pm in the electronics lab.
  • NERP is next Monday.
  • Next week is elections. Nominations close today. Any additional nominations should be like, right now.
  • January 29th is the crappy robot competition.
    • Brybot is going to kick Senor Abraszos' ass!
    • Robots must be dumb!
  • 300 Seconds is moved to next week, for board candidates.



  • Meeting begins at 20:02
  • Everett talks about PS1 and what hackerspaces are.
  • New folks introduce themselves:
    • Ken is eating cookies. This place is like his garage, but a little bit cleaner. He hacks anything he can get his hands on. He heard about us from that guy. He's been reading about hackerspaces for a while. Art, scavenging, repurposing and whatever else.
    • George is that guy. He does fisual stuff, fine arts, interactive paintings, doing stuff with stuff. He brought cookies. He heard about us not from Ken. There's a guy who does 3d printing at the art institute of Chicago who told George about us.
    • This fellow is here from the Field Museum. He isn't allowed to stay at the museum after work - he's been looking for a place to tinker. Likes motorcycles, etc.
    • Daniel does systems administration. He's building the next oracle killer. He wants to get his hands on hardware - heard about us from Anthony at Micro Center.
    • Nate is a software engineer. He heard about us from the Googs, looking for machine tools.
    • Patrick is an 'old, new' person. He lives in the area and writes code all day, so he wants to do things that aren't code.
    • Jeff was a member for a little while last year, and is joining again.
    • Caitlin heard about us from Jeff. She's a visual artist who's learning programming. She wanted to come here to have access to tools.
    • Kate heard about us on meetup, in her spam folder. She is learning how to program in C and Java.
    • Ray does propmaking, model painting, embroidery and she wants to learn how to fix things. She learned about us from her Uncle, who's a member of some other space.
  • Everett introduces the board and area hosts.
  • Hef is the professional Tribble breeder.
    • "Oh noo... no, no no" - Bry
  • Doorman Dave doesn't listen well
  • More new folks
    • Cory heard about us from a friend. He's into electronics.
    • Aaron is the friend, he's been meaning to come here for five years.
  • Announcements
  • Awesome callouts
    • Dan Locks is awesome - he did stuff to the table saw. He is both competent and willing to do tool maintenance.
    • Someone managed to get in with the command from IRC channel!
    • Everyone who's been working on and commenting on the 2015 budget.
    • Bry has not yet burned down the building! Hooray!