Meeting Notes 2016-03-29

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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)

  • Dan | Wood & metal in the past | a member referred me
  • Matty | Makes food | With Romeo, Miro, Carlos
  • Romeo | Programming, drones | Heard from a friend
  • Miro(?) | Made godzilla out
  • Carlos | Arts & Crafts, clay, claymation
  • Amy | Paint & Sculpt | Friends with Jeremy
  • Patrick | Plays guitar, cooks food
  • Andy | Just moved to Chicago | Metalworking, 3D printing, interested in electronics | Googled Hackerspace
  • Jamie | with Lovetech - putting on electronic music shows across the country |
  • Rich | with Lovetech | Designs musical instrument | has a 4-player instrument at Catalyst right now

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie P. - Vice President
  • Lyn - Director of Purple
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Shellie - Arts & Crafts Area Host

Two Random Members

  • Maria | Repairing Bridgeport, fixing equipment, helping with expansion plans | Googled "woodshop membership"
  • Sonya | Makes kinetic sculpture & furniture from found objects | working on cabinet made out of erector set parts | found us on meetup

Things that need doing around the space

  • Two lightbulbs need to be replaced in Arts & Crafts
  • Eating food from potluck
  • Come to the birthday party
  • Remove the soda fridge that does not work - take parts from it if you want, and let's call a scrapper to pick it up
  • Trash needs to be taken out
  • Take care of items that were ticketed in the wood shop
  • Clean out the dust collector
  • Stomping kitchen ants

Awesome Callouts

  • Shellie for helping Duby with reverse engineering & sewing a costume from youtube
  • Lyn for birthday party planning and waiver organization
  • Skilton for organizing the shop cleanup
  • Jennie for helping alphabetize 5 years of waivers
  • Greg for artwork in the stairwell
  • Jason for fixing the laser with temporary belt
  • Lucas for letting people know about the laser (and containing the flames)
  • Jamie for rooftop art
  • Maria, Everett for the space-planning work
  • Everybody who brought food to the potluck

What have you been hacking

  • Carl has been in an epic battle with his drain & tree roots / collapsed pipe(?) and shared a great liveblog to the list
  • Shellie fixed a massive bust of the Thing by sanding and repainting it
  • Jennie rehabilitated a rescued palm tree with some literal hacking
  • Carl is working on a camera for a drain


  • Birthday party is on April 2nd (THIS SATURDAY) at 5 pm - we're turning 7!
    • Sock tie-dying, lock-picking, wall-painting, meat- & non-meat-grilling
  • Plans for expansion are posted around the space and on the mailing list
    • Aushra, Jennie, Lyn, Maria, Everett are here tonight if you have feedback
    • Or share feedback on the mailing list
  • Free, libre, and open source software conference is Friday and Saturday at UIC
  • Tomorrow night - Bike night, 7 pm
    • If the wheel is bent, can we fix that in the shop?
      • Bring it in, and we'll see how bad it is.
  • Lovetech is looking for collaborators
    • Looking for projects that involve LEDs, projections, interactivity, etc.
    • The event is April 23rd in Chicago
  • Northside Mini-maker Faire
  • There's a cool animation software suite that's free now...
    • ... without documentation in English. So if you know Japanese or want to help, talk to Jennie!




  • Thanks to Ed for giving the tour!