Meeting Notes 2016-11-15

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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)

Kristian | referred by friends Tim | robotics or drones maybe? Jeremy | general interest | brought Kristian & Tim | heard about PS1 at Chicago Python User Group Vai | weaving, video game arts, maya, front end development | 3D printing proteins | found us on Meetup Adam | woodworking background | Josip | built computers | interested in CNC and 3D modeling | ex brought him into PS1 | woodworking background Logan | software work & woodworking hobby | found us on Google Asa | Sarah brought Asa | interested in 3D printing | background is dinosaurs, foraging medical Sarah | architect, 3D modeling, 3d printing | interested in reconnecting with community | founding member back in the day | interested in online security events Bastian | brought by Kristy | background in computer science Kristy | heard about us in Harold Washington makerspace | grad student, with background in ceramics and pottery, taking woodworking

  • Chris | Information security | we're not hard to find

Two Random Members

  • Darin | member for six months | found us after missing his woodshop | metalworking, woodworking, lathework, fire, mayhem, etc.
  • Ron | member for 5ish years | found out about us from a former treasurer

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Jennie - Vice-President
  • Lyn - Director at Purple and Wiiiiilllld Events
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Michael's phone - Director-at-large's phone
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Gerald - Kitchen Area Host
  • Shellie - Arts and Crafts Area Host
  • Aushra - Small Metals Area Host
  • Erik - General Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Three tall metal racks in the new space need to go back to the old space
  • Airtable spreadsheet has tasks: Airtable
  • We could use help on network infrastructure & IT stuff
    • Come talk to Justin, he'll start to give you access
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Put huge pizza boxes directly into the dumpster, don't just jam them into the trash can
  • Water needs to get moved into the quenching bucket
    • Lyn & Adriana volunteered
  • Keep the nice new hot metals clean
  • Floorboards upstairs need to get held down
    • Ed has an idea for a plan, Mari volunteers to help

Awesome Callouts

  • Adriana, Darin, Ron, Dave, and Daniel for getting Hot Metals
  • Michael Skilton for putting the new sandbox in place
  • Andrew, Jason, Mari, Josip, Simon for painting the CNC room
  • Ed for tackling floorboards

What have you been hacking

  • Mari is working on a self-automated webscraper - looking for
  • Ron & Darin made a new welding table
  • Gerald painted four miniatures
  • Josip putting together designs for his first project
  • Johnny learning guitar, developing a game world using Godot
  • Shellie made a whole bunch of web pages


  • Fifth Tuesday of the month is a potluck at the November 29th member meeting
  • Cookie exchange on December 10th - open to members and nonmembers alike - and maybe also a bake sale
  • There's a vote tonight on CNC Funding
  • Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi - Monday, 11/21 - agenda TBD, 7-9 pm
  • CAJOO - Cable Access Jam Office Hours - Come jam with instruments, no skill or instruments necessary
  • Analog Game Night - Saturday 5pm until late
  • Come help edit the wiki - Sat, 1:30-3:00
  • Soap-making class on Saturday - sign up with Brian ahead of time


  • How long have you been in this space? Half the building - 2012; the rest - July
  • Ed, how's your arm?
    • Much better, thank you.
  • I want to make an arduino system to control some blinds on a skylight
    • Come to Electronics Office Hour & NERP
  • How can I get access to different tools?
    • Once you're a member, get authorized. Authorizations are on the calendar, or details are in the wiki, or email the mailing list
  • What is member stored space situation?
    • Full members get a shelf or locker. Shelves are full right now, lockers are available. We are planning on building more shelves.
  • What about projects in process?
    • Leave contact information if you are leaving things for a short period of time. See Tidy_Space_Policy
  • Is there a restriction on fumes or toxic materials?
    • If it's going to poison people, don't do it. Be sparing with spray - we don't have a great ventilation system here.
    • There's also a loading dock.
  • Could we get pictures of the Area Hosts up? Or a white board?
    • Yep. Do it.
  • Is airbrushing okay?
    • Yep, talk to Shellie
  • Is there anybody who can certify on metal lathe?
    • Anna
  • Who does authorization for Shopbot?
    • Look out for recurring class for authorization
  • How do I get authorized on metals?
    • Tier One goes through many of the tools, check the calendar or email the list


  • CNC Budget
  • Vote passes 53 in favor, 2 opposed, 3 abstain


Who wants to give a tour?