Meeting Notes 2016-06-14

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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)

Bruce | Bart is a neighbor | background in mechanical engineering Mark | from River Forest, with Bruce | does a bit of metalworking & blacksmithing, wants to learn more about 3D modeling and CAD design Emanuel | wants to learn about furniture design Jennifer | does packaging design Noah | Product design | learned about us at Catalyze, they recommended us

Two Random Members

  • Matt - member since 2013, woodshop, Derek
  • An - financial analyst, woodshop,

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Brian - Treasurer
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Ron - Hot metals area host
  • Anna - Electronics area host
  • Matt Triano - woodshop area host

Things that need doing around the space

  • We need a new wood shop area host
    • Triano is stepping down
    • We thanked him for his years of service and his zero-finger-loss
  • Empty the dust collectors
  • Take out the trash
  • Wash your dishes and the sinks. If the sinks are grey, they should be white.
  • Full members need to make their choices on the space planning survey by the deadline, which is today!
  • An idea: build a collaborative Rube Goldberg machine to celebrate the new space
  • We need a home for a cat that Jennie found and is fostering. The cat is fixed, friendly, and has been checked by the vet.

Awesome Callouts

  • Matt Triano for everything / 3 years of service for the woodshop host
  • Jennie for taking care of and Ken for rescuing BloodFangFireScourge (the cat)
  • Justin for getting a mystery box of office supplies at a liquidator and supplying us with pens and rulers for all of eternity.
  • Lyn for covering for Simon as Secretary last week
  • Jennie and Lyn for running meetings while Justin was out of town.
  • for the sewing classes

What have you been hacking

  • Power racing team made a frame for the vehicle.
    • June 25-26 is the first race in Kansas City at a Maker Faire
  • Simon installed an art thing at Currents, a New Media festival in Santa Fe
  • Alex learned Java yesterday and made a cheesy video game / galaga clone.
  • Jennie has been hacking dolls ... into pieces
  • Ananda has been fabric hacking: trying to find/create a well-fitting underdress pattern for a period piece for 925 AD in Norway
  • Lyn made a new pair of pants by adding new legs (one purple lace, one white lace) to gray shorts
  • John's working on guitars
    • Looking for somebody to strip polyurethane off a fender neck - talk to Noah
  • Dubi made a doorstop that says "Hodor"


  • Python office hours is tomorrow evening at 7pm in the electronics area. Bring your computer.
  • SIGBOT - special interest group in robotics - happens Thursday night at 7pm. Come talk robotics.
  • Hebocon is Saturday at Catalyze - it's a sucky dumb robot competition. The robots are dumb and sucky, not the competition. Robot build happens during the day, competition is at 5 pm (maybe).
  • Air conditioning in the shop works
  • Game night at 5 pm Saturday in the lounge. Board games! Sometimes we order food!
  • 9th Annual Zombie March is happening: 3:30 pm Saturday at the Bean in Millennium Park
  • Somebody challenged Rahm Emanuel to a duel on Saturday
  • Ron is going to be away next week. If you need hot metals stuff, ask him before. Or after.
  • Cable Access Jam Office Hours is tomorrow at 7pm. Play instruments, nicely, poorly, with experience or not.
  • Fusion 360 meetup is happening June 22
  • CADo-ocracy June 24 6-9 pm - CAD office hours
  • We need a new woodshop area host
  • 300 seconds of fame is happening tonight after the tour & member meeting
  • There's a new vote being announced tonight for improving lighting in the new space using a Comed program that subsidizes installing energy efficient lighting.


  • How can I get my ID checked as a new member?
    • Board members will be here to check
  • Did the disorienation happen tonight?
    • It did! It will happen second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm
  • Dubi is looking for a shaft ~1-2 ft long for a split-flap display
    • Get a cold-rolled steel rod or 6061 aluminum rod from McMaster or Alro -
    • [] has drops sorted by location
    • EMJ Steel sometimes has drop lists online



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Ron, as always, because he's a total boss.