Meeting Notes 2016-08-09

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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)

Carl | Software Developer | Brought here by Cam | interested in Pi Cam | Visiting from minneapolis for a few days Kyle | Furniture making Mark | Came with Kyle | likes cars | first time Ryan | Painting, wood sculpture, furniture, skateboards CNC routers Audio engineer | found out from Ken | Patrick | referred by Phil at metals supermarket | looking to build a car from scratch Makes collage | from France | was looking for a studio on Craigslist, Ray suggested she check it out

Two Random Members

Darren | Member for a month | found us on internet from LA | weld, sculpt, glass | working on a tall bike Aaron | member for ~2 years | from Chicago |

Board and Area Hosts

  • Lyn - Director at Purple and Wild Events
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Ken - Volunteer woodshop authorizer
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Host
  • Gerald - Kitchen Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Need help moving an industrial stove from Evanston to the space - contact Gerald
    • Friday between 9 am and 3 pm
  • We do not need any more scrap metal unless it is actual sheet metal useful for welding etc.. Please no more random things that are metal or metal-ish donated in hot metals.
    • In general: ask the area host first before donating your crap! Er, stuff.
  • No goo down the sink
  • Wash your own dishes, take out your trash,
  • Lounge 2.0 is going to be finished soon - spackling and painting event will happen soon
  • Please remove ALL items from the racks between hot metals and the shopbot and the racks between cold metals and the wood shop
    • Those racks are going away

Awesome Callouts

  • Ken for cleaning out the sink in hot metals
  • Andrew and Aaron and Sam Rose for helping with the mini-Maker Faire
  • Ron Bean for hanging hooks in the bathrooms
  • Aushra for teaching a class on copper
  • Sam Paris for microwave kiln workshop
  • Gerald and Shelly for kitchen inventory and planning
  • Daniel for painting the lounge 2.0
  • Daniel for making iced coffee all the time
  • Lyn for running the meeting today
    • Feel better soon Justin!

What have you been hacking

  • Will made a chain mail dice bag
  • Ron soldered a 3x3 LED matrix and wrote a snake program to drive it with an Arduino
  • Shelly made a cashew-based vegan cheese cake


  • Kitchen planning committee meetings happening on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday, time TBD - talk to Gerald and/or check the calendar
    • Come help plan and coordinator next steps for the kitchen
  • Woodshop authorization will happen on Monday at 7 pm with Ken (and most Mondays in the future
  • Analog game night on Saturday - food, games, fun! In lounge 1.0 at 5pm until late
  • Cable Access Jam Office Hours - come play instruments with us, talent or skill not necessary!
    • Wednesday at 7 in the new space
  • Python office hours, Wednesday at 7, come program, chat, ask or answer questions
  • NERP - Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi is Monday at 7 in the electronics lab
    • Show and Tell - bring your projects!
  • Documentary short showing tomorrow night in lounge 2.0 - and I'm happy to shoot video for folks with a DSLR
  • 300 Seconds of Fame is happening tonight!


  • Where can I see all the events?
    • Events calendar - click on Events on the main page



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Ron for giving a tour!