Meeting Notes 2016-03-01

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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)

  • Frank & Sandra | looking to make customized boxes out of plastic | learned about from a friend
  • Keith | works as a bike mechanic, into cargo bikes, wants to get back into welding
  • Steve | moved here 2 years ago | was involved in linux users group in South Dakota | Linux & Unix programming & sysadmin, want to get into woodworking & embedded systems
  • Jared | former engineer | woodworking in his basement with hand tools, would like to use power tools | learned about us from the Rebuilding Exchange
  • David | lives in neighborhood, learned from word of mouth | looking to do woodworking etc.

Board and Area Hosts

  • Jennie - Vice-President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Michael - Director At Large
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host

Two Random Members

  • Lyn - joined to use 3d printers, ended up uslikes to do arts & crafts, laser cutting, board games, sewing, and beyond
  • Greg - learned about us through some Powerwheels racing series publicity | woodworking, builds robots |

Things that need doing around the space

  • Keep the area in front of the light switches clear
  • Take out the trash
  • Loading dock needs clearing out - that area belongs to our landlord

Awesome Callouts

  • James Baker ran a sauerkraut fermentation event
  • Shelly & Gerald fed the whole hackerspace with curry on Saturday

What have you been hacking


  • Lockpicking is tomorrow at 8 pm, open to the public
  • Pi day is at 8pm on March 14 - bring pie
  • We'll have a potluck on the fifth Tuesday this month
  • PS1 birthday party is April 2nd
  • Transcranial direct stimulation and bicycle clinic are both Wednesday at 7.


  • Can you cook here?
    • Yes! There's also a BBQ somewhere.
  • What are other places for woodworking classes?
    • Chicago School of Woodworking
    • Chicago Industrial Arts Center
    • Chicago City College
    • City Park Classes

  • Do we have the ability to sharpen blades for planes?
    • Jared has the equipment to sharpen blades - he'll bring it in and help out



Who wants to give a tour?