Meeting Notes 2016-07-12

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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)

  • Alexia | metal-work & welding | found us when looking for a 3D printer and laser cutter in 2011ish, met somebody (Eric B?) at wood reuse workshop
  • Glenn | found out online through hackerspace wiki | works with 3D printers, making the low-end ones work better
  • Jim | woodwork and interest in metal
  • H Kapp Klote | interested in Python and working remotely from the space
  • Yijun Yuan | software developer | old member, returning
  • David | Learned about PS1 from An | builds things out of pallets, dressers
  • Oliver | Found out about PS1 from Andrew C | working on projects (like RC airplane), woodworking and guitar-making interest

Two Random Members

  • Adriana | member for four months | programmer, came here to learn python, now doing woodworking and welding | heard about python meetup here through Sheila
  • Julie | found out about PS1 from Adriana | programming for work, enjoying learning welding, metals, woodworking

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Lyn - Director at Purple & Wild Events
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Ray - Director of PR
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Andrew Camardella - CNC Area Host
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Clean up after yourself
  • Keep the kitchen clean
  • Rinse containers before putting them in the recycling
    • Someone should take the recycling to a recycling center
  • Turn off AC and electric things when you leave the space
  • Keep the backdoor closed after 7 pm and when you leave the space
  • Find the DeWalt Cordless drill
  • Take out the trash
  • Empty the dust collectors and make sure they’re not full before using a tool

Awesome Callouts

  • Jennie & Lyn for cleaning out the fridge and throwing away the nasty bits
  • Gerald for the Strawberry Soiree - making strawberry shortcake & vegan delights
  • Shelly for the hypertufa & hardy succulent class
  • Ken for tirelessly working on tires and the rest of the power-racing series
  • Jeremy for bringing in his truing stand
  • Steve from lockpicking found a home for Jennie’s cat

What have you been hacking

  • Simon trued his bike wheel
  • Allen refined his raspberry pi bit clock
  • Erik learned a new recipe for pan release - google “pan goop”
  • Katie made drawstring pants and then immediately learned how to alter pants
  • Jennie used PS1 wood dust to make a punching bag
  • Shelly made a rad drawing
  • Justin hung his climbing gear wall on his non-climbing-gear-wall


  • CAJOO - Wednesday at 7 - come jam with us, all skill levels welcome
  • Python Office Hours - Wednesday at 7 in the Electronics lab
  • Advanced 3D printing class - Thursday at 6 pm
  • Kicad class - Thursday, 7 pm
  • Tonight! 300 seconds of fame.
  • Wood lathe authorization is coming up sometime soon - fill out the doodle poll to get it scheduled
  • Beer church on Sunday at noon-ish until it’s done or dropped - bring beer and brew beer
  • BBQ event - bring food and grill, Thursday, August 25 - 7-10 pm, open to the public
  • Craft & BBQ out - Satruday, July 23, 4pm - will have hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie hotdogs, condiments, plates, and fruit juice spritzer
  • Shopbot 1 authorization happening Saturday at 3pm
  • Milling PCBs on Carvey workshop by Michael Una - Monday at 7 pm
  • NERP (not exclusively raspberry pi) on Monday at 7 pm- discussing Amazon AWS and IoT things, dash buttons and
  • Analog Game Night - 5 pm until the end - Saturday - come play games


  • What is the status of the move?
    • Still waiting for Tony to move out and paint. Progress is happening. Dates seem to be fluid.
  • Did we get approved for the subsidized lighting improvements?
    • Yes! Work might even happen next week.
  • Did we apply for subsidized lighting revamp on this side of the building?
    • No, much of the lighting is already T-8, didn’t necessarily seem worthwhile


  • Vote to Fund Space Expansion
  • Vote to expand cleaning service


Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Andrew for giving the tour!