Meeting Notes 2016-12-06

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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)

  • Lizzie | found us on google | interested in woodworking |
  • Carl | generally curious | found us by parking a divvy bike, somebody came out and asked is he was
  • Kurt | electronics, wants to make physical things, such as welding, laser cutter, cnc equipment | found us
  • Seth | industrial designer, fabrication, maintenace | found us on Google or word of mouth
  • Stephan | student of design & technology | went to NY makerfaire | ordered a 3D printer, interested in woodworking, casting iron, lasercutting
  • Rick | programmer | found us researching a stem project | looking for people to help build a manual compressor for hurricane-proof homes
  • Christine | largevolume system| would like to whittle medal | heard about us from workshop 88
  • Joseph | found us on meetup | industrial designer

Two Random Members

  • Simon | looking for workspace and community |
  • Lyn | member since 2013 | joined to 3D print something, but found the lasercutter was rad instead | analog game nights, lock picking |

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - president
  • Jennie - vice president
  • Lyn - director of purple and willld events
  • Simon - secretary
  • Michael - director at large
  • Ron - hot metals

Things that need doing around the space

  • Please close the back door, especially at night (and turn off the lights)
  • Pull the front door closed with a firm grasp, but don't slam it
  • Mount the projector and screen in lounge 2.0
  • Keep fire lanes and the electrical boxes clear

Awesome Callouts

  • Trygve for all the work he does around the space
  • Ray for getting quotes for ADA assessment
  • Anthony helped Will reassemble the front door window
  • Lyn for helping Jennie teach her buddy how to sew
  • Justin for getting Adriana set up with wiki credentials

What have you been hacking

  • Simon made a spoon
  • Ron made the TV snow
  • Joseph made a side table out of a cardboard box
  • Seth made an Iron Man light-up hockey goalie helmet
  • Stephan reworked a laptop into a portable screen
  • Will working on a tiara for his sister that will flicker like candles
  • Rick reworked a Singer sewing machine to make growbags out of polypropylene
  • Jennie made a bunch of spool clamps
  • Christine working on a new server
  • Miles is piecing together information about RFID system
  • Stephan bought five theater seats at Salvage One, working on reworking
  • Manual compressor to turn food trays into bricks


  • Woodshop authorization is canceled on Monday
  • Cookie Exchange on Saturday the 10th at 6pm
    • Bring at least two dozen cookies for trade
    • If you can't make it, contact Shelly for an early dropoff
  • Cake Decorating Class at 4 pm on Saturday
  • Miles sharpened two of the knives in the kitchen
  • Bike night - Wednesday at 8 pm in the shop
  • Lockpicking - Wednesday at 8pm in the lounge
  • SIGBOT - special interest group for robotics - Thursday at 7 pm
  • Holiday gathering December 20 - at member meeting
  • New Year's Eve party at PS1 - you'll have to guess when it is
  • Ring-making class on Sunday and on the 18th - signup on the Meetup groupo
  • Shopbot authorization is on Saturday at noon


  • Are there any javascript programmers here?
    • Yup. Maybe not in this room. Come to Python office hours, because it's not all Python.
  • How could I find out if people want to take something I want to donate?
    • Talk to area hosts
  • Was there a TV with all the game consoles?
    • The projector!
  • What's the deal with the big tv in the lounge?
    • Good question.
  • Do I need to know how to use the shopbot in order to go to the authorization?
    • Nope. No experience necessary.
  • If I want to make a vacuum cleaner to suck up leaves for compost is this the right crowd.
    • Yep. Post to the mailing list to find people with ideas or expertise.
  • 3D scanning, can we do it here?
    • Yep, we've got a couple of scanner things, maybe.



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks Will for giving a tour!