Meeting Notes 2016-02-23

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  • 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
  • Tour

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)

Josh | Likes to make robots & art | Googled hackerspaces Tina | Computers & electronics | Learned about from Jay

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-president
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Triano - Woodshop Area Host

Two Random Members

  • Anna | Machining & woodworking, electronics | found out about PS:One in 2010
  • Todd | accessibility scooters etc. | John Stoner introduced me back in 2009

Things that need doing around the space

  • Shovel the snow
    • Shovel & salt in orange bucket are downstairs
  • Backdoor - trying to replace the hinges, but one screw is stuck and one had a head snap off
    • If you can get screws out of the frame, please give
    • Dean has Kroil - Erik will try some tonight
  • General cleaning & putting tools away

Awesome Callouts

  • Thanks to Dave for fixing network issues this week!
  • Ray gave a tour to people from McMaster Carr
  • Winter for being mild

What have you been hacking

  • Ed's hydraulic harddrive crusher is coming along
    • Built around a 12,000 lb jack from Sears and didn't want to modify the jack, but ended up having to make a hole.


  • NERP - Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi - is Monday night, 7 pm
    • Agenda is open - bring something for show & tell
  • Curry class - Saturday from 3-4:30pm
  • Tabletop game night on Saturday at 5 pm
  • Python Office Hours - Wednesday night at 7pm
  • Ham radio hours - Thursday at 7
  • Hot metal office hours - tonight! After the meeting
  • Vote to donate the Scanning Electron Microscope to Analytics Lounge will happen in three weeks
    • Vote announcement will go out tonight - please vote


  • How can I make a notch in a brick?
    • One idea: Use a hammer drill with masonry bit to shape a contour and use chisels to finish up (please don't use wood chisel!)



Thanks Ron for giving the tour!