Meeting Notes 2016-08-02

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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)

  • Brad | 3D modeling, virtual and real | found us online in the ether
  • Shana | with Max | lasercut coasters with pets on them
  • Max | was on a robotics team, works at Museum of Science and Industry, used fablab | knows Dan Meyer
  • Curt | Arduino, electronics, 3D, teacher sponsoring robotics team |
  • Matt | Electronics, interested in lasercutter, 3D printer, programming | found us online
  • Catherine | scrapbooking & screenprinting |
  • Ryan | craft beer-making | referred by friend Katie
  • Jake | Microcontrollers, 3D printing, built CNC router, welding, woodworking | found us on Google
  • Derwin | wood carving with hammer and chisel, tiki statues and work based off Papua New Guinea | referred by friend Jeff
  • John | looking for woodworking workshop
  • former PS1 member, built mining tools, just back from a mining trip in Nevada |

Two Random Members

  • Anna | here since 2010 | helped build electronics lab when we moved into this space | likes woodworking and machining
  • Dan | works on bikes, building a boat | since 2009

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-President
  • Lyn - Director at Purple and Wild Events
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

For new space

  • Install security cameras above front and rear doors. Run wiring to furnace closet 2nd floor. Cameras and some wiring are said to exist.
  • Remove all other old cameras, they make some people grumpy.
  • Clean up, patch and paint where wall was removed in lounge 2.0. Tony left paint, under electrical panel, new space.
    • Mostly done, just needs paint
  • Make cool new radiator covers, lounge 2.0
  • 2 electrical conduits lounge 2.0 need to be fastened to the wall with boxes and blank covers.
    • Done! By Ron Bean
  • All electrical circuits need to be traced, all boxes should be labeled. Follow our current convention and you can record info here
  • Install fire extinguishers and signs. They are said to exist. Upick locations, they can always be moved. I think some holders may need to be made or bought. Verify they are charged and tagged. This one applies to the entire space.
    • Michael Skilton planning on getting these recertified tomorrow if he has time
  • Replace glass in front windows lounge 2.0. This might evolve into new hardware and maybe even into making new sashes.

Other things that need doing

  • Remove fruit flies from lounge and kitchen
    • Bio Drain Gel is a good way to kill fruit flies in sink areas & drains
  • Rinse out bottles and cans
  • Keep kitchen clean, tidy up food etc.

Awesome Callouts

  • BIG thanks to Space Planning Committee and Safety and Fitness Committee for all of their hard work getting ready for the move in!
  • Ron Bean for all his work on the new space and old
  • Daniel for all his work cleaning
  • Power Racing Team for representing PS1 at the Detroit Maker Faire and winning a pity prize
  • Ken for fixing all of the racing cars
  • Jason for fixing the laser

What have you been hacking

  • Will made a dice tower and a rubber band gun
  • Simon made yogurt
  • Max made a cd case hologram
  • Jake built a mostly-printed CNC router out of 3/4" electrical conduit, budget of ~$300 for 24" x 24"
    • Used it to build a changing table


  • Project Management Committee for the buildout is Ron Olson, Andrew Camardella, Eric Beauchamp
  • Volunteer Authorizers Review is beginning
    • Looking for applications from people who are interested in being volunteer authorizers
  • People who are interested in working on the kitchen - come talk Friday the 12th @ 6-ish
    • And future Friday nights will be kitchen office hours

Woodshop Authorizations will happen every Monday night by Ken, starting next week

    • Future authorizations may happen on a weekend day too
  • TOOOL - lock picking group, Wednesday 8-10
  • Southside Mini Maker Faire is Saturday! We're going to have a booth - come show your stuff at the faire! Talk to Jennie or just show up.
    • Ford City Mall from 11-5. It's FREE!!!


  • How can I help out? How do I know what has been done or how I can join a group working on something?
    • Ask around in the shop, or post on the mailing list
  • How can I take a class?
    • Classes are scheduled on an ad hoc basis, check the mailing list
  • What equipment requires authorization?
    • Most equipment - anything more dangerous than a soldering iron
    • Find tool on our wiki page, that page should say how to get authorized
    • Check the calendar or post in the mailing list if there isn't information on the wiki
  • How can I schedule something so I don't double-book a space?
    • Check the calendar, post it on the calendar, post on the mailing list



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Ken for giving a tour!