Meeting Notes 2016-03-22

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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)

  • Herbie - makes props | does production design for theate r& TV | learned about us from a coworker
  • Phil - interested in electronics | heard about us for awhile - maybe in the Reader
  • Julie - just bought a house | learned about PS1 from Adriana
  • Adriana - like to code, would like to get into woodworking & robotics | learned about us through a python meetup
  • Josh - makes electronic instruments & circuitbends, used to be a carpenter, does some coding (processing & pure data, getting into supercollider) | learned about this place on Meetup

Two Random Members

  • Shelly - likes art & craft things, brought in glass work tonight | learned about us on Meetup
    • There's a place on Lincoln where you can rent torch time
  • Jennie - woodworking, small metal working, painting, sculptures of humanoids

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie P - Vice President
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Simon - Secretary

Things that need doing around the space

  • Clean out tools if they're shooting out sawdust at you
  • Take out the trash
  • Put away tools

Awesome Callouts

  • Maria on the space-planning committee got her boss to help us with code and planning stuff
  • Ron Bean fixed the light in Electronics
  • Shae for tool cage work & sanding supplies
  • Shae for sharing stained glass tools
  • Lyn & Jennie & Aushra & Jonathan for sorting every waiver ever

What have you been hacking

  • Everett made a lapping plate
  • Shelly took a class in brorosilicate glass and made marbles (and a stand)
    • Mascot is in progress. Peer pressure
  • Will made a gaming table that lives up on the wall in the lounge. Don't put pins in it, please!
  • Jennie made stained glass for a rotating optical illusion
  • Sonya made double mantels for a gas fireplace


  • Shop cleanup day on Saturday, 1-4 pm! There will be food. Come help cleanup!
  • There is shop air in hot metals again
  • Analog game night is Saturday at 5 pm
  • Birthday party is April 2nd
    • There will be cake
  • Python office hours tomorrow at 7 pm in the electronics lab - every other week


  • How do I get access now that I'm a member?
    • Get your ID checked by two board members
  • What are all of the logistics?
    • We've been here since 2012, founded in 2009
    • Sign up, get your id checked by two board members, and you'll have 24/7 access to the space
    • We're totally volunteer-run
    • Check the calendar, email list, or
  • What are people bringing to the potluck?
    • Pad Thai
    • A last-minute vegetable tray
    • Some known allergies
      • Citric Acid, soy, and dairy, vegetarians & vegans



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks Ron for giving a tour