Meeting Notes 2016-11-01

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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)

  • Jack | software job, woodworking hobbyist | found us online
  • Frank | composer | found us online
  • Danny | found us through meetup | looking for space to make common lab equipment for bacterial genetics
  • Laura | Product design, furniture design, home technology, building a portfolio | found out about us through friend Revant
  • Kyle | software engineer, found us through the Chicago tech Slack channel | interested in electronics & woodworking

Two Random Members

  • Divine | electronics & engineering | Triano referred him | member for a few months
  • Dubi | software | referred by a friend Carl | has an awesome bear costume

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President - Robots, beer, and bicycles
  • Simon - Secretary - photography, electronics, and installation art
  • Lyn - member since 2012 - Director of Purple and Wiiiild Events - crafts, electronics, purple things
  • Michael - director at large - wood and hot metal - member for 3 years
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Aushra - Small Metals Area Host and Cubs Enthusiast
  • Shelly by proxy for Gerald who is the Kitchen Area Host
  • Brian - Treasurer - LED art - member since 2011
  • Jennie - Vice President - wood, metal, doll scalps

Things that need doing around the space

  • Lounge 2.0 needs its projector and projector screen mounted
    • Screen can go over/in front of bar
  • Is there paint for CNC area? Maybe.
  • Light by the back door does not have a battery.
    • Ron will find out what kind of battery the light needs.
  • Loading dock needs to be cleaned out - tables need to be relocated - because beer church needs to move there for kitchen renovations are going to happen
  • Related: find the hardware for the tables in the loading dock and put the tables together
  • Leftover food from the party needs to be eaten
    • Baked beans, hamburgers, pretzels, chips, purple m&m's
  • Take out the garbage

Awesome Callouts

  • Divine helped pull wire on the big buildout night for hours and hours
  • Lyn for throwing an awesome Halloween party
    • Adriana, Will, Jennie, Erik , Jacob, Ashley, Shelly L, Daniel, Gerald, Justin, Patrick C., Julie, Simon, Pancho, Kitchen 17 for helping with the party too!
  • Adriana and Joseph for taping the drywall
  • Diana for cotton candy machine
  • Will for making cotton candy
  • Ashley for all the awesome face paint
  • Jesse for running knitted circuit class

What have you been hacking

  • Will made a knife
  • Shelly grew potatoes
  • Aushra made knitted circuits at Jesse's workshop
  • Lyn made artificial purple hair
  • Dubi made the carpet from the Shining in pure CSS
  • Will made a ram mask from Wintercroft


  • Soap-making Class: Novempber 19, Saturday 2 pm
    • Tell Brian on the Google Group post if you're interested
  • Lockpicking - Wednesday at 8pm, come learn how to pick locks
  • National novel-writing month is this month. Shelly might do something
  • Game night - Saturday at 5 pm
  • 300 Seconds of Fame is next Tuesday after the member meeting
    • Sign up here [1]
    • Talks will be recorded, with your consent
  • Kitchen Office Hours 6-8 pm on Friday
  • Potluck at the member meeting on November 29
  • NERP - Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi - Monday
  • Small Metals Office Hours 1-4 pm on Sunday
  • Python Office Hours tomorrow from 7-9pm


  • Where did you get the cotton candy machine?
    • Grand Rental in Desplaines, it was ~$64 for a 24 hour rental
  • Donating things - how can I get a receipt?
    • Talk to the relevant area host to make sure it's something we need or want, but
  • Has the more regular and expanded maid service been started?
    • Yes.
    • Really? Because they look a little gnarly.
    • What do we need to get the ring off the toilet?
    • Porcelain cleaner to remove mineral deposits, which cleaning service does not do.
  • When is woodshop authorization?
    • Check the calendar: many Mondays and Thursdays
  • I want to do 3D CAD design, but I don't have my own computer
    • Software is on a bunch of computers, e.g. upstairs craft/3D printing computer
    • CADoo-ocracy happens November 11 at 7pm
  • Would people want a computer graphic design office hours? (Photoshop, Illustrator)
    • Dubi is gauging interest, so let him know if you're interested
    • Yes, if there's something specific to talk about
  • Who is going to the Album Listening Group on Sunday 3-5pm?
    • It's Damien Jurado's Maraqopa



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks Will and Jack