Meeting Notes 2016-07-05

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Meeting Minutes
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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)

  • Lizzie | getting into woodworking | word of mouth
  • Katie | sewing and knitting | learned about us at a panel on WizCon
  • Hakusho | interested in woodworking | carpenter friend suggested us as a workspace
  • Melissa | makes Room Escapes | everybody keeps mentioning
  • Vince | carpentry | with Michael
  • Michael | architect, woodworking, looking for shop space
  • Kathryn | wrote about us in 2009 | makes collapsible CNC dollhouses, 3D printed flea circuses
  • Cassie | augmented reality sandbox | lives near us
  • Naomi | interested in synth DIY and electronics | learned about from Cassie

Two Random Members

  • Jeremy | Machinist & welder | found out about us through Google, member since 2010
  • Ken | electronics, metal, wood | working on PS1's power racing series cars | heard about us through Madison makerspace - the bodgery

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-President
  • Lyn - Director at Purple & Wild Events
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Shellie - Arts & Crafts & Creative Stuff &c Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Take out the trash & make sure the dust collector is empty
    • Ken's going to do that tonight
  • Wash out your cans before throwing them in recycling - too many bugs!
  • Paint fun things on more walls!

Awesome Callouts

  • Shelly painted the octopus on the wall in the lounge!
  • Will for an awesome game night!
  • Lyn for waiver organization and buying nice pens for Jennie!
  • Ken for all the awesome cleaning and putting stuff away and other awesome stuff in the workshop!
  • Jennie and Will for drawing cool things on peoples arms

What have you been hacking

  • Will has been modifying water pistols with Sugru
  • Jeremy made a hand out of beef jerky - go vote for him at the Jack Links Facebook page
  • Kathryn is figuring out how to teach all of STEM through tiny dollhouses
  • Justin fixed a pannier & made french cleats to mount a piece of a mountain on his wall & fixed some solar lights
  • Lyn finished her summer hairdo
  • Melissa made a cryogenic photobooth out of cardboard and duct tape
  • Katie made her own bias tape


  • Buccaneer's Galley this Saturday at 5pm - Strawberry Soiree - Strawberry Genoise & Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
  • Hypertufa and hardy succulent class on Saturday
    • 11 am - 1 pm - cast planters and learn about succulents that can live outdoors
  • Lockpicking - Wednesday at 8 pm - learn how to pick locks with The Open Organization of Lock Pickers
  • Inaugural Cadoo-ocracy is this Friday, 6pm - 9pm
    • Come talk about computer aided and parametric design
  • Annual area host review is beginning now - submit applications to be an area host
  • Bike night is Wednesday at 8pm - come work on bikes and talk bike
    • Jeremy is going to bring a truing stand to make it Wheel Wednesday
  • Vote tonight on CNC Plasma Cutter
  • Vote next week on cleaning service & sprawl


  • When are we going to sprawl?
    • Waiting for Tony to move out and for landlord works - Tony is supposed to be out of his space any day now
    • We're not paying rent until we move in, so that's good
  • How did I do with my parking ticket request?
    • Pretty good - we need to print out more parking ticket requests
    • Forms are on the wiki for reprinting
  • How does this space work?
    • It's all volunteer run. Need to get authorized for all equipment.
  • Cassie wants to make a big sandbox out of acrylic - advice?
    • Cut it with a tablesaw, flame polish the edges


Vote buy CNC Plasma Cutter

  • What will it cut?
    • Anything that conducts
    • Up to 1/2"
  • Vote passes with 45 in favor, one opposed, two abstaining


Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks for giving the tour, Jeremy!