Meeting Notes 2016-04-05

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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)

John | new to Chicago | searched for "makerspace" or something | interested in arduinos, is an electronics tech Nick | woodworking, designer, make home goods | looking for a shared working space Andy | moved to Chicago a month ago | 3d printing, photography, woodworking, CNC Manish | interested in electronics & woodwork | learned about from Shen Shen | went to a 3d printing class at public library | does software & electronics

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie P. - Vice-president
  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Shellie - Arts & Crafts Area Host

Two Random Members

  • Shellie | Arts & Crafts Area Host | member since 2012 | shared memories of the laser cutter when it was only a glimmer in our eyes
  • Mike | Woodworking, interested in welders, forges, metal stuff | saw us or something in Make magazine, which led to us about a year ago

Things that need doing around the space

  • Take out the garbage
  • Clean your dishes and don't leave them in the sink (or in the space)
  • Put tools away when not in use
  • Empty all the dust collectors
  • Food in the fridge! Eat it, label it, or throw it away before it turns into a monster.

Awesome Callouts

  • Lyn and everybody who helped organize the awesome birthday party on Saturday, such as:
    • Gerald for grilling,
    • Shelly for the cake, mural, food logistics, and beyond,
    • Steve Reese for running lockpicking,
    • Shellie for sock tie-dye,
    • Jennie for ungrossing the kitchen & fridge
    • Justin organized the videogames and the lounge
    • The guys who disposed of the fridge
    • Will for running a game & the cupcakes
    • Jonathan Bisson for making buttons
    • Rory for helpfulness
    • Kitchen 17 donated two vegan pizzas
    • Peter Lau got soda pop
  • Lauren for doing a great hot metals workshop
  • Justin taught making buttons
  • Everybody who brought goodies for last week's Tuesday potluck

What have you been hacking

  • Dubi made pan whistles out of corrugated plastic election signs
  • Will scanned kids with a kinect and 3D printed their heads
  • Dubi (with assistance from Shellie) demonstrated his excellent costume of a rider of bears with shorts.


  • Next Tuesday is 300 Seconds of Fame - 5 minutes to talk about whatever you want
  • Game night is Saturday
  • Tomorrow: Python office hours at 7, lockpicking at 8
  • Friday at 8:30 - Scribble & Quibble - coloring books and light conversation


  • Anybody know how to make a lot panflutes? Talk to Dubi
  • How can I join?
    • "Join Us" on our website, sign up through Paypal links, get ID checked by two members: ta da, you're a member
  • When should I come to use tools? How can I use tools?
    • Come to a tool authorization in order to get an authorization - check the calendar for events, check the wiki for individual tools, or check the mailing list for announcements of authorization



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Shellie for giving the tour!