Meeting Notes 2016-07-26

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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)

  • Katrina | Crafts | came with Joe
  • Joe | electronics and vacuum tubes & guitar amps | was looking for hacker spaces
  • Jim | builds things with lights, replacing struts for geodesic dome |
  • Bryan | member a few years ago | wood shop | working on half-built guitars
  • Brian As Well | Friends with Bryan | Graphic Designer | Turned 60's German Radio into a bluetooth receiver with Raspberry Pi
  • Ling | learned about from a friend
  • John | makes electronic gadgets like high dynamic range voltage measurements, interested in machining chassis
  • Don | motorcycle stuff, electronics, product design | found out on Meetup

Two Random Members

  • Lyn | Member since 2013 | Makes crafty stuff, like a band phone cover, hacked shirts & pants | was looking for somewhere that had 3D printing available
  • Ron | Member for 4-5 years | makes and hacks lots of things |

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Lyn - Director at Purple and Wiiiiild Events
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Shellie - Crafts Area Host
  • Gerald - Kitchen Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Move rubble from wall destruction in lounge 2.0
    • But only once the dumpster gets emptied! Wednesday is the next time.
  • Don't pour goo down the sink in hot metals! And unclog it.
  • Clean up after yourself

Awesome Callouts

  • Lyn for throwing an awesome barbecue and craft party!
  • Ron Bean for removing tripping hazard threshold on door, replaced and labeled light switches!
  • Ron O. and Everett for cleaning up wall debris!
  • Doorman Dave for doing a membership audit!
  • Everybody who took down the wall in lounge 2.0!
  • Andrew Camardella for reviving the area host mailing list!
  • Sam Paris for finding the Kitchen Aid!

What have you been hacking

  • Gerald made a vegan miso soup with seaweed and Kale - go eat it in the kitchen after the meeting!
  • Simon made overly-finished and super-sanded gardening stakes from branches
  • Will made a gameboy emulator
  • Tom put some grounding straps on the dust collector so it's no longer arcing
  • Ron got a red Harbor Freight Push Cart for hot metals
  • Don finished a '78 Honda project
  • Jennie made a new base for a lamp out of plaster
  • Lyn drew on her arm


  • CAJOO - Cable Access Jam Office Hours is tomorrow at 7 in the new space
    • Come play instruments or learn how to play instruments - extra instruments will be available to those who need
  • Kicad Training: 7-9 pm
  • Python Office Hours - 7-9 pm tomorrow
  • Pleather Fanny Pack Workshop on Thursday 7:30
    • Because pleather and fanny packs are both rad
  • Analog Game Night, Saturday 5pm to late, in the lounge
  • Detroit Make Faire is this weekend
  • Power Wheels Racing Team is racing in Detroit and having fun. If you want to go, we can carpool. Talk to Jennie!
  • Indoor Drone Racing on Thursday in the new space
  • Small Metals Office Hours - Sunday 1-4 pm
  • There's a purple light on this
  • Oh yeah, btw, we are occupying the new space!


  • Can we get a quote from waste disposal for hazardous material pickup?
    • Yep. Go ahead and get a quote.
  • How do you get authorized?
    • Find a tool on the wiki, look for authorization information
    • If the wiki doesn't have helpful information, send an email to the mailing list and ask
  • Are membership fees tax-deductible?
    • They're not donations.
  • How do I claim a storage space as a full member?
  • What are the hours?
    • 24/7, once you're a member



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Ron for giving a tour!