Meeting Notes 2016-11-08

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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)

  • Mike | Learned about hackerspaces in Detroit | wants to make Raspberry Pi phone & shelves
  • Working on a furniture design startup, looking for space with equipment | was at Lost Arts, decided to come here
  • Si | likes to tinker with stuff | commercial photography | looking to control cameras and strobes
  • Tony | woodworking hobby
  • Mari | computer science projects | working on a neural network, maybe robotifying | came a year ago

Two Random Members

  • Brian | elaborate costumes, which requires building a vacuum-former, which requires learning how to weld | found us by looking at wood shops on the internet
  • Adriana | member for >six months | found us through meetup | wood, metal, ring-fixing

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Lyn - Director of Purple and Wiiillld Events
  • Gerald - Kitchen Area Host
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Repair the shopvacs
    • They maybe need thermal fuses
  • Cleanup day - maybe this Saturday afternoon
  • Buildout days coming - maybe Sunday at some point
    • Watch the google group for more info
  • Take out the garbage, please
  • Clean up after yourself, please
  • Keep the kitchen clean, please

Awesome Callouts

  • Joe, for teaching Adriana how to mud drywall
  • Ashley for helping and teaching Shelly with welding
  • Shelly for taking load of fluorescent bulbs to recycling
    • Still more fluorescent bulbs from the boiler room need to be taken to recycling
    • But some of them are still good, so test them with the fixture in there
  • Michael Skilton for parking ticket guidance for Gerald
    • Abandoned things in the kitchen are getting ticketed
  • Daron for finding out when the buildout days might be
  • Everybody who voted

What have you been hacking

  • Gerald made chicken stock from scratch
  • Mike made a bookshelf
  • Si made an crowdsourced online IP camera babysitting setup from old Android phones
  • Mari is working on opensource automated webcrawler to create image and text data sets


  • Kitchen hours are NOT occurring on Friday
  • Mari is offering dog walking or cat walking
  • Bicycle night, tomorrow at 8pm in the shop, come work on your bike
  • SIGBOT - Special Interest Group for Robotics - come work on and talk robot stuff
    • Thursday, 7:30
  • Simon has an art show at Lake Forest College, opening is Thursday at 7:30, show runs until
  • 300 Seconds of Fame - tonight after the member meeting in electronics
  • CAJOO - come play instruments, 7pm - 9pm Wednesday
  • Electronics Office Hours on Monday, 7pm


  • Will there be a tour?
    • Yep
  • What are the hours?
    • 24/7 access for members
  • Can we propose a new group in the space?
    • Yep!
  • Like a gym group or a hydroponics group?
    • Yep!



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Mike is going to give a tour, chaperoned by Will. Thanks!