Meeting Notes 2016-10-04

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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



  • Shelly
  • Will M.
  • Ron O.
  • Aushra
  • Brian
  • Ken
  • Adriana
  • Ed
  • Anna
  • Simon

New People

  • New people went upstairs for a separate meeting

Things that need doing around the space

  • 24 Hour Marathon buildout - Saturday 3AM to Sunday 3PM
    • Come join Ken & Ron & a bunch of other awesome folks doing such things as running cable, pipes, moving the laser?
  • Get lounge 2.0 organized (maybe at the 24 hour buildout)
    • Decide what belongs and what goes away
    • Create a mini-limbo for the lounge?
    • Things need to get ticketed per tidy space
      • During the 24 hour push, ticket things with date, photograph, publicize in order to get rid of things that are in the way
  • Light at the back door is blinking
    • Check batteries
  • Back door doesn't close
    • Hinges need to be adjusted?

Awesome Callouts

  • Shellie Lewis for a wonderful free earring class
  • Ron & Adriana for taking notes for the meeting
  • Adriana for spearheading kitchen renovation project
  • Ron, Andrew, Matt, Ken, and everyone helping with moving and painting this week
  • Jason for working on the laser and documenting the problem for the list
  • Leo cut some wood for Aushra
  • Matt for giving Simon canned air.
  • Everyone in tonight's meeting for trying something new

What have you been hacking

    • Will is getting stuff to make the fridge smart with a Wii Fit board and a Raspberry Pi. It'll notify Will about what runs out in the fridge.
  • Shelly has a few more drawings for her dragon coloring book
  • Brian has plans to build a vacuum-forming machine
    • Trying to figure out where it would live - maybe in the old hot metals spot because of power
    • It needs some clearance when on, but can roll into the wall
    • Also discussed safety features like a deadman switch
    • Does it need ventilation? If that area ends up with a paint booth, ventilation could be already built in
      • Also considering a portable fume extractor in general for the space. Expensive.
        • There's one for the laser that didn't end up working so well. Weak. Could it be blocked? Holes in the hoses? Ron worked on it a bit.
  • Ron welded back together the vertical frame for the panel saw
  • Plasma cutter was malfunctioning, torch issues


  • Two votes next week:
    • Kitchen buildout budget
    • Small metals budget
  • Ring workshop for making spinner rings Sunday afternoon 1-5 pm in small metals (post 24 hour work day!)
    • Future workshop maybe on a Friday evening?
  • Game night, Saturday night
  • Curry demo (and eating), Saturday night
  • Python Office Hours in electronics
  • Lockpicking, 8 pm in the lounge
  • No CAJOO this week
  • NERP on Monday
  • Woodshop Authorizations on Monday
  • HALLOWEEN PARTY on Sunday, October 30
    • Cotton candy, pumpkin carving contest, movies, caramel apples, face painting, AND SURPRISES TO COME
    • Looking for someone to help design a flier for the public
    • Discussed how to keep things safe if the public is here
      • Have a plan for handling the public (safety waivers, donation box, etc.)
      • Maybe have two parts of the party - one for the public without booze, one with booze later for the members
    • Maybe have a Halloween Open House for a couple hours before the party?
    • A member can bring guests regardless


  • How did this meeting's format go?
    • Liked having the members meeting without the new folks
    • Had different and more indepth conversations
    • Would have liked to have the announcements to happen with the new folks
      • Could also make sure that announcements are read in the new member meeting
      • And ask the people running the new member meeting to talk about things that they have made or hacked or things that have happened recently


  • No votes today