Meeting Notes 2016-04-26

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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)

  • Henry | Woodworking, jewelry & wirework, work is electronic things (software) | found out by googling "Woodshop memberships", saw us on a reddit page
  • Margarito | works at framing company | interested in welding and CNC machining
  • Juan Rodriguez AKA Johnny Panic | building and repairing bicycles, learning to ride a bike, like to tinker, new to Chicago | a friend recommended us
  • Jeremiah | woodworking & metalworking | found us looking for laser cutters
  • Bob | statistician, some woodworking background, wants to get into raspberry pi and home automation | just moved from Arkansas, trying to replace not having a woodshop
  • Ken | likes to make everything | heard about us from Baudry (sp?) (maker space in Madison)
  • Kendra | Henna artist | etching in leather and wood | trying
  • Lucas | football & cars |

Two Random Members

  • Andrea | Contract Industrail Designer | CNC Area Host | Working on a DLP 3D printer, work with 3D scanners | known about PS1 for 5 years
  • Ron | Joined to make a single thing, that has not yet been made | learned about PS1 from Farkas

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - president
  • Jennie - vice-president
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - electronics area host
  • Ron - hot metals Area host
  • Andrew - CNC area host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Andrew C. would like some help getting the compressor back together and working
  • We need a 3-phase electrical line run in the boiler room
  • The loading dock needs to get cleaned out

  • Sweep
  • Sweep
  • Vacuum
  • Sweep
  • Take out the trash
  • Clean your dishers
  • Put away tools that are not in use

Awesome Callouts

  • Thanks to pipe-fitter Dave for lending us his TIG
  • Lyn & Jennie cleaned out the space
  • Andrew upgraded the dust collecting system
  • Andrew got vcarve makerspace edition
  • Jason fixed the airdrop by the laser
  • Lyn for organizing all the parties
  • Ron for setting the screen up on the front door
  • Andrew for helping Ron with the door

What have you been hacking

  • Andrew is using a raspberry pi to run this resin printer
  • Jason refurbished his hot-foil stamping machine
  • Justin made chili
  • Simon wrote an imageJ macro for some Public Lab folks
  • Henry made a cube inside of a cube out of wood with drill press
  • Jennie drew a picture for a podcast. There are snakes and entrails involved.


  • 501c3 status party is going to be rad and full of surprises. Also: cake
    • Thursday, April 28th, 8pm
  • PS1 Band - come play! Wednesday, 7 pm
    • Come play your instruments, all skill levels welcomed
    • "The most upsetting form of karaoke known to man"
    • There may even be extra instruments
  • Bike night!
    • Wednesday, 8pm - bring your bikes, talk bike
  • Shellie's Art-Crafts-Digital Media-Knitting Open Office Hours
    • Friday, 8:30 - 10
  • Interested in getting laser authorized?
  • V-Carve makerspace is now on our CNC machines
    • You can download a


  • How can I upgrade from a starving hacker membership to a full membership?
    • Cancel your current paypal subscription, sign up for a full subscription




Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks Will!