Meeting Notes 2017-01-17

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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)

  • Chris | found us online
  • Pedro | Interested in robots, kids are in high school, python C++
  • Brendan | graphic designer + painter, interested in woodshop and other things | friend brought him, now he lives down the street
  • Paul | computer stuff, wood, metal | saw us in Make Magazine
  • Ashley | design clothing, manufacturing |
  • Marshall | wants to know what to hack | has been popping in for awhile | heard about us through New Life

Two Random Members

  • Eric | timelapse photography, programming, bad embedded electronics, beer breweing | heard about us on | joined in 2011
  • Rhonda | joined in 2013 | works in metal bookbinding with copper | joined in 2013 | represented us in Chicago Artist Month | found out about us in a job interview at the MSI, Dan Meyer mentioned the space

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin | President
  • Jennie | Vice-President
  • Simon | Secretary
  • Lyn | Director at Purple and Wiiiillld Events
  • Ray | Director of Public Relations
  • Michael | Director at Large
  • Brian | Treasurer
  • Anna | Electronics Area Host
  • Andrew | CNC Area Host
  • Ron | Hot Metals Area Host
  • Erik | General Area Host
  • Shellie | Arts & Crafts & Textiles & Digital Media Area Host
  • Dean | Cold Metals Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Systems group is coming back together and expanding the network
    • Need help in any form: software, documentation, putting holes in walls, etc.
    • Contact Daniel Peters, Jonathan Bisson, Sky if you're interested.
    • One specific short-term need: work on a CAD file of the network
  • Heat leakage from lounge 2.0
    • Radiators do get warm, but the heat leaks out of the room
    • Jonny added weather stripping, which helped
    • Doors would be good to add
  • Decorate the Lounge 2.0
  • Hang mural panels with french cleats so that we can decorate Lounge 2.0
  • Need to decide what to do with the old tool cage
  • Take out the garbage
    • Do not overfill the dumpster

Awesome Callouts

  • Johnny for weatherstripping the lounge
  • Ed for nailing down the floor to the floor in the Electronics lounge
  • Current board for their awesome work
  • Daniel for taking on huge amount of systems work for several months
  • Andrew for getting the little laser fixed up
  • Ken for electrical in CNC
  • Skilton for dust collection
  • Ron for cutting up door frames
  • Jonathan and Daniel for (lit club?)
  • Everybody running for the board
  • Everybody who nominated somebody for the board
  • Shelly for painting seminar
  • Jenny & Adriana and others working on the NASA Space Apps hacking application
  • Jenny for writing and sharing an essay on the mailing list about what PS:One is about

What have you been hacking

  • Lyn made a squatty potty from scrap wood
  • Jesse has been making pink pussy hats and dying them pink with Koolaid
    • "Ohhh yeah!"
  • Shelly has been making toys - dino, doll, and a brown bat
  • Will took a class on artisanal bread-baking
  • Erik has made repairs to the space:
    • Toilet has new flushing mechanism
    • New lights in the kitchen
  • Made an app for a community center to scan ISBNs for learning materials for the nternal library
  • Daniel working on a script to visualize the network traffic and visualize it to music
  • Working on OLED lighting, was issued provisional patent on OLED flexible film, entered a fixture in clean energy trust competition


  • Epilog Laser is back in service
  • Hot metal office hours happen after the meeting, but now only twice a month
  • Fifth Tuesday potluck is happening on the fifth Tuesday - January 31st - at the
  • Monday Woodshop Authorizations resume on this coming Monday
  • Chicago Maker Faire is going to happen April 22-23 at McCormick Place
  • Maker Media wants to do the town hall meeting here, it would be 100 people, on February 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm
    • Can we fit that many people?
    • Could move the Hot Metals stuff out of the way
    • If we held it in the wood shop, we would need to move the Shopbot before then
      • Anna has machine-moving casters for the shopbot
    • They also want to do a power racing demonstration
    • They are looking for large demonstration projects
      • (50 ft ceilings)
    • Call for Makers will come out tomorrow
  • Calming Coloring is happening Thursday at 7:30 pm
  • Bike night is probably canceled tomorrow, unless you show up and work on bikes
  • CAJOO - Wednesday at 7pm - come play instruments, skill or instruments not necessary


  • Does everyone know how to log into the blog and write a blogpost?
  • Dubi is asking people to help figure out how best to use his found copy of "The Apprentice: The TV Game"
  • What are the passwords to the network switches? Please tell Daniel or Jonathan.
  • When are woodshop authorizations?
    • Both Monday AND Thursday. An embarrassment of riches.
  • Do you have a grand plan or vision?
    • Yes, we have twenty or thirty of them.
  • Is anybody interested in gathering policy statements and bylaws into a manual that we can print?
    • Bylaws committee is working on it.
  • When can we tell maker media if we can use the room?
    • Ron is willing to offer Hot Metals
    • JFDI
  • Can the board move when the board meeting happens?
    • Yep, especially if it conflicts with the Maker event February 7



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks Ron for giving the tour