Meeting Notes 2016-10-11

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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)

  • Jason | Woodworking & Arduino | found us online searching workspaces
  • Walter | Woodworking and software - interested in raspberry pi & arduino | found out about us from old members when we were in the old space
  • Jonathan | mathematician engineer computer scientist | cnc machines & 3D printers & robots and makes custom knives | has been making a makerspace at UIC | read about us a long time ago
  • Rich | makes paper things |

Two Random Members

  • Adriana | found about us at a Py Ladies event | hasn'tn learned python, has been woodworking, jewelry making, metalworking, etc. in the past six month
  • Ed | found out about PS1 through a student at Art Institute ~2009 | electronics & machining, hosts Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-president
  • Lyn - Director of Purple and Wild Events
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Aushra - Small Metals Area

Board and Area Hosts

Things that need doing around the space

  • Light in the kitchen is borked
  • Table saw vertical adjustment is super tight
  • Water damage in the lounge 2.0 needs fixing
  • Things in the lounge that live elsewhere could get moved
  • New door for 2.0 lounge - could we put in a large sliding door to give the chance to keep things open
  • Window in lounge 2.0 needs to be fixed
  • Garbage always needs to be taken out
  • Crate that big laser came in needs to get broken down into dumpster-sized bits
    • Rich is going to take it
  • Old bulbs that are in the boiler room need to be disposed of
    • Where do these things go?
    • There's a place on Goose Island Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
      • Open Tuesdays (7 am – 12 pm), Thursdays (2- 7 pm), The first Saturday of every month (8 am – 3 pm)
    • Shelly & Adriana will take the bulbs
  • Adriana will take notes next week because Simon will not be here

Awesome Callouts

  • Ron Ken, Niko, Andrew, Matt, Daniel, Erik, New Member John, a few other folks too - all did a lot of awesome stuff for the space on a 24 hour work marathon
    • Moved the laser, did a ton of electrical and plumbing work, and all sorts of other great things
  • Thanks to Gerald and Shelly for making awesome curry and feeding the working crew
  • Thanks to game night for entertaining the 24 hour party/work people
  • Extra special thanks to Ken for making it all happen and running around teaching people how to thread pipe, punch holes in walls
  • Lyn & Ron for helping Jennie's friend put in his SSD
  • Jennie for helping Justin with a gift for his niece
  • Aushra for running the spinning ring jewelry class

What have you been hacking

  • Gerald painted robot miniatures for his robot RPG Battletech
  • Justin made a kleenex caddy for a belt
  • Aushra made some spinner ring samples
  • Ed has a metal plate in his arm, and he wants to know if there are fun things you can do with a metal plate in your arm
  • Shellie made more dragon parts
  • Brian has begun working on new vacuum former
  • Will is working on a jellyfish lamp
  • Making some new legs for a marble coffee table


  • It's Jesse's birthday
  • Pre-Halloween party Sunday October 30 @ 1pm
    • We need volunteers for
      • welcoming door,
      • judge children's pumpkin carving,
      • bar & grill
  • Wednesday at 8pm - bike night!
  • Special Interest Group for Robotics - Thursday in electronics at 7 pm
  • Cable Access Jam Office Hours - come play instruments, whether good, bad, or middling
  • Fusion360 meetup - 7 pm Wednesday, come learn to model Fusion360
  • Rob is our new CNC authorizer
  • Adriana is going to lock the language on kitchen budget vote, so please vote next week
  • 300 Seconds of Fame is happening tonight after the member meeting
  • There's a new tube in the laser cutter


  • How long should it take for reimbursement for submitted receipts?
    • Talk to Brian or Justin


  • Not enough attendees for quorum


  • Who wants to give a tour?
    • Thanks for giving a tour Shelly!