Meeting Notes 2016-04-19

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  • Intro to PS1 and what we're about.
  • Introduce the Board and Area Hosts
  • Pick 2 random people to introduce themselves.
  • Let new members and visitors intro themselves.
  • 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 | string instrument maker | heard about PS1 from a friend
  • Luke | woodworking & 3D printing | googled "workshop"
  • Gwen | industrial designer, wants to do furniture | google
  • Nick | woodworking, metalworking |
  • Miles | heard about us through tutoring, referred by Will Garza at the library | doing arduino and hydroponic projects
  • Marco | tinkering with electronics, arduino, raspberry pi | found us on Meetup

Two Random Members

  • Josh | member for a month | electronics projects, circuit bending with audio basilica, looking forward to using woodshop & forge
  • Arturo | working on a surface for a 40 gallon aquarium, working with electronics, food | architect major and construction | CPL was on the news, heard about us

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Arturo - Kitchen Area Host
  • Triano - Woodshop Area Host
  • Michael - director at large

Things that need doing around the space

  • Garbage always needs to be taken out
  • Put away tools that aren't in use
  • Clean dishes, don't leave them in the sink
  • Empty the dust collectors
  • Paint on the walls, ceiling

Awesome Callouts

  • Jennie, Aushra, Dean, and anyone else setting up the jewelry area
  • Jenny & Lyn (and/or a mysterious man?) for painting the wall in the kitchen
  • Andrew, Jason, Eric for fixing the lasercutter
  • Erik and anybody who got rid of the ants

What have you been hacking

  • Miles is working on streaming data from a hydroponic setup to the cloud
  • Shelly led a self-watering container workshop - thanks to Greg for bringing in the buckets


  • Thursday at 7 pm in the elctronics lab is SIGBOT, special interest group for robotics
  • Saturday is Analog Game Night - 5pm until midnightish
  • Arts on Elston is hosting "Mastering the Art of Book Cooking (not Enron style)"
  • This Sunday is new member orientation at 4pm, downstairs in the lounge
  • Joystick office hours start at 4:30 on Sunday - video games with joysticks


  • How can I become a member?
    • Set up payment through paypal buttons on our website, then get your ID checked by two board members
  • What are membership fees spent on?
    • Budget is available at 2016_Budget_Vote
    • Rent and utilities, maintaining and buying equipment, etc.
    • We are fully funded by membership fees




Who wants to give a tour? Thanks to Jay for giving the tour.