Meeting Notes 2016-05-17

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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.
    • Recycle electronics and other waste from limbo.
  • Awesome call outs
    • Jay Hopkins----Accepting the propane delivery that arrived earlier than expected.
  • 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)

  • Pat | works on metal | learned about us from metal shop
  • Ashley | Ceramics, metal, wood, want to use laser cut | learned about from Gerald
  • Nick | working with wood | found us online
  • Santiago | Recommended by woodshops, works with CNC wood sculptures, starting a master's program at UIC art &tech
  • Rachel | LEDS with lego using conductive tape, educational projects | learned about us from workshop 88, maker space in Glenellen
  • Ian | software programming, ideas for projects | came for a tour years agom didn't get to signing up, now he's doing it
  • Anh | BBQ,, broke sunglasses and fixed them | went to Milwaukee maker's space, volunteered at Madison maker faire
  • Christine | Wearable technology, electronics etc. | learned about from Jesse
  • Sam | took Jesse's electronics course at Columbia, does woodworking | heard about us awhile ago, third time checking us out
  • Josh | visited in the old space | used the 3D printer at the library last week, does python programming, 3D apps, web development

Two Random Members

  • Shay | chainmail, stained glass, wood, weaving and textiles, sew leather, learning about metals, dabbling in coding | found PS1 when looking for a table saw when building an indoor zeppelin
  • Jesse | member since 2011 | teach electronics at Columbia College, plays with mini machines, teach electronics workshops, interested in audio-related work

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-president
  • Ray - PR Director
  • Michael - Director at large
  • Brian - Treasurer
  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Andrew - CNC Area Host
  • Erik - General Area host
  • Ron - Hot metals Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • If you're going to use the welders or the forge, close the cylinders when you're done
    • Otherwise, the cylinders run dry and cost money
  • Recycle electronics and other waste from limbo
    • Don't bring things in to put into limbo
  • Keep the dock clear - especially on Wednesday and Thursday this week
  • Please empty the trash - but don't overfill the dumpster!
    • If the lid will not close, waste management will not take our trash
  • Remember to empty dust collectors before you use shop equipment
    • Two basins collecting dust- one by planer and one by dust collector
    • Check before your job, because if they get full, dust backs up and ruins everything
    • Empty the rolling shopvac too!
  • We need some help with IT projects for PS1 - email Doorman Dave for more details
  • Clean up your dishes. If dishwasher is full, run it. If clean, empty dishwasher.

Awesome Callouts

  • Michael pulled a year's worth of cruft from limbo and got rid of it
  • Jay for receiving propane delivery
  • Andy for helping people with woodshop projects and going above and beyond authorizations
  • Justin et al for Maker Faire
  • Lyn for Star Wars party
  • Andy L for coming in for woodshop authorization when there was a mixup and it wasn't his week
  • Lyn for her loom band workshop
  • Priscilla for putting on sewing class
  • Adriana for coloring the sign
  • Ray for laser authorization

What have you been hacking

  • Shelly did illustrations for a game and brought it in to share
    • One copy will be donated to PS1
  • Ron is programming an Amazon dash button to make gas magically appear
  • Jesse's giant soldering project is going to be showing at Woman Made Gallery
  • Dubi made an android app in Javascript
  • Josh got his BFA in music composition and technology


  • Fusion360 meetup is tomorrow night - 7 9:30
  • Next Wednesday, May 25th - RWilo Innovation Showcase will be here with people from fabrication industries and makers
    • Expect 35-70 people from outside PS1 will be here
  • Extruder Party, June 4 - bring your 3D printer and print something. If it's broken, we'll try to fix it. Prizes! Excitement!
    • It's free to come, raffle is a fundraiser for PS1 in general, donations are appreciated
  • Community Access Jam Office Hours (CAJOO!) is tomorrow, 7 pm
    • No skill necessary. come make some noise with us
  • Python Office Hours tomorrow, 7 pm
    • Bring your project, all levels welcome
  • Analog game night is Saturday, May 21 at 5 pm
  • Buccaneer's Galley demo of hangover breakfast - Saturday May 28 - vegan waffles and biscuits and gravy
  • Beer Church - Sunday, 12:30ish
    • Brewing group - will be brewing, tasting
    • No experience necessary


  • Where can I access a kiln?
    • Chicago park district has two
    • We have a kiln downstairs
      • It needs power and a safe zone to operate
      • It also needs a wiki page, so please make one
  • When are our garbage pickups?
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • How do I sign up for hot metal authorizations?
    • Come by after member meeting
  • Does anybody have experience rebuilding cordless tool battery pack?
    • Advice from the floor is that it's not worth it
  • How is tool use scheduled?
    • It's not. Generally communicate with the people using the tools. It's good to bring more than one project
    • The orientation for new members has information too that answers similar question
  • How often are orientations?
    • Every fourth Sunday



  • Vote passes - 37 in favor, 1 opposed, 7 abstaining
  • When is the workshop?
    • June 10
  • Why subsidized by PS1?
    • To encourage a more inclusive community
  • How many people have expressed interest in the workshop?
    • Not sure - signups have not gone out
    • About a dozen hands went up to express interest when the question was put to the group
  • Is the workshop open to the public?
    • Yes, but we will not subsidize others
    • At least 12-14 spots reserved by PS1 members
  • Is this person legit?
    • Yes


Who wants to give a tour?

Thanks to Ron for giving a tour!