Meeting Notes 2015-10-27

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PS:One Meeting Notes

Meetin' time. Current Hackerspace conditions: shop: 2% busy, electronics: 35% busy, crafts: 0% busy, lasercutter: 23% busy


  • Intro to PS1 and what we're about.
  • Let new members and visitors intro themselves.
  • Pick 2 random people to introduce themselves.
  • Introduce the Board and Area Hosts
  • Go over things that need doing around the space.
  • Awesome call outs
  • Tell me about What You Hack
  • Announcements
  • Questions
  • Votes

For extended discussions, we may take stack and borrow from MIBS Rules#Meeting Procedures.


Intro to PS1




New People

New People (name - where did you hear about us - what do you make/hack)

  • Karthik, via coworkers, has been working with rpis on things
  • Ryan or Brian via google, likes hacking everything, electornics
  • Nina via spouse, laser engraving
  • Jason? via google, does a lot of laser cutting, rpi, things like that
  • Caleb via google, was at a Boston makerspace? physical side of making, 3d printers, bikes, ... etc
  • Brett via seeing beer people in the back, and read about it in the reader for the cryptoparty piece, just signed up.
  • Mike via living in the neighborhood, Irish music and Bagpipes and likes woodworking and stuff

Board and Area Hosts

Blurbs the board and area hosts.

Two Random Members

  • Matt, heard of us via friend, three years later. woodworking pojects, maintaining woodworking equipment, grad school
  • Carl, is busy hacking on a thing and talking to mithro on irc about hdmi2usb I bet

Things that need doing around the space


Awesome Callouts


  • Ron for helping look up
  • Jason, Ray, Andrew for taking apart and rebuilding laser laser
  • Jason and Eric for working on table saw thing I can't hear
  • Eric for cleaning glue out of the planer
  • Rei for painting

What have you been hacking


  • Rei painted wall by the door
  • Erica Renovating 4 flat


  • 10/28 7pm Thursday, bike night
  • 10/31 Saturday digital game night, Halloween edition, horror games, jump scare games, customs encouraged, food, movies?
  • 11/1 Sunday kitchen office hours, e.g. learn about cast iron care


  • What is the best way to get people to teach? What is the best way to learn?
    • focus
    • be mindful of volunteer's time
    • prioritize the first thing
    • look up office hours schedule
    • ask on mailing list
  • What is membership? hours? how do you get authorized?
    • Justin explains member tiers, and so on, and how to sign up. orientation
    • You need to get authorization for almost all the tools, even if you already know how to use those tools
    • quirks of our equipment get taught too, so it helps even if you are already an expert
  • Does anyone know a crane operator to help get a large dining table in to an apartment. can't get it up the stairs. 2nd floor
    • try scissor lift?
    • pully?
    • it can fit diagonally through a window
    • how do people move drywall? ask at an actual lumberyard?
  • Anyone want large cardboard boxes? ask on the mailing list.
  • What are area budgets and total budgets?
    • 2015 budget vote wiki page
    • Area hosts have budget information, ask area hosts. Ron has a google doc.
    • Brian C. is setting up monthly quickbooks report


None today


Ray is giving a tour. Thanks!