Meeting Notes 2016-03-08

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Meeting Minutes
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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)

  • Doug | online & ran into Ray & Andrew at CNC meeting | has a woodshop in Humboldt Park, adding 6 axis robot arm
  • Maron | likes computer science
  • Mark | woodshop at home, interested in Arduino & CNC, considering a home machine, background in Analog
  • Nick | welcome back | works in woodshop & metalsmithing
  • Adam | learned about PS1 from Google & Simon | interest in woodworking
  • Erik | architect, does 3D modeling & CNC | googled CNC rental
  • Patrick | software background | new to hardware hacking
  • Nathan | programmer & game developer, organizes an open source conference at UIC with Chase
  • Chase | works with arduinos

Board and Area Hosts

  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Anna - electronics area host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Matt Triano - woodshop area host
  • Andrew - CNC area host
  • Arturo - Kitchen Host

Two Random Members

  • Erik - works with wood and plastic mostly
  • Will - member for six years | makes stuff for games
  • Steve - looking at Avondale DNA Chicago, sat the article about the Tardis on the roof

Things that need doing around the space

  • Everybody please sweep a little bit
  • Take out the trash
  • Put away tools
  • Cleanup in the kitchen

Awesome Callouts

  • Jared is helping fix planes
  • Andrew for getting new sawstop brakes
  • Eric & Andrew for getting the shopbot working again
  • Everybody who emptied the dust collector
  • Shelly & Gerald for hosting the chocolate-working workshop
  • Jason for fixing the lathe chuck
  • Andrew for putting a new bed in the laser cutter
  • Ray for updating the meetup page this week
  • Andrew for solidifying the shelves in the hot metal area

What have you been hacking

  • 3D printed dumpster
  • Ron put an infrared camera in the fermentation chamber to monitor
  • Arturo is learning how to program, controlled (and broke) his camera
  • Steve - built a solenoid-controlled blinds
  • Simon - built pedestals
  • Jennie - made scanner picture frames


  • Send in your proxy votes for SEM vote by Monday at 8pm or come to next week's meeting
  • Pi Day is March 14, 8pm
    • Bring pie & eat pie
  • Fifth Tuesday Potluck after the member meeting on March 29
    • Bring food to share
  • PS1 Birthday Party - April 2
    • It's our copper / wool anniversary
  • Analog Game Night is Saturday - 5pm until late in the lounge
  • Chocolate truffle demo (and participation) is Saturday in the kitchen - 4-5:30pm
  • Flourish conference is April 1-2
    • Open Source conference & mini-expo at UIC in Student Center East
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    • Free conference, free t-shirts if you register before the 12th
    • If you're interested in running a workshop or volunteering, contact us at the website
  • Nathan is releasing a beta version of a free game engine this week at
  • [Intro to V-Carve] class on Thursday @ 6:30 - posted on Meetup group
  • 300 Seconds of Fame starts tonight after the tour


  • What can we do with waste chemicals?
    • There's a waste can in the flammables closet
    • We have a burn bucket
    • The firehouse down the road will take nasty chemicals
  • What's the status of moving the space?
    • We are growing into the other half of the building
    • Space-planning committee is working on three options for new space layout for a member vote
    • We are working on finalizing the lease signing
    • May 1st at the earliest



  • Thanks to Will for giving the tour

Who wants to give a tour?