Meeting Notes 2017-03-15

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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.


Board and Area Hosts

  • Andrew - President
  • Ed - hot hot metals
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host - Electronics!
  • Gerald - Kitchen Area Host - paints miniatures
  • Carl - Director at large - makes videos and plays with computers and keeps the lights on and pays the proverbial power bill
  • Lyn - In Charge of Wild Events (like this one)
  • Erik - General Area Host - everything that nobody else claims
  • Aushra - Small Metals Area Host - Carries heavy things from one place to another
  • Jennie - Vice President - Strategizes

New Members

  • David - Penetration Tester - Combat Robotics - drill press enthusiast
  • Metz - Linux & FOIA, here to give a 300 seconds of fame talk
  • Mike - PC Repair & Arduino
  • Dudley - Computer & Networking History, Woodworking Present, looking for woodtools party
  • Ryan - helped start sinshop in Vegas, here to show Mike - not new, but an old-timer

What have you been hacking

  • Will is custom painting a nerf gun
  • Justin has been making an arm bracer costume prop
  • Heather made incense holders with a cool design
  • Mike - restoring his first PC, an IBM PS1
  • Sweet LED in lego truck!
  • Simon is sucking ink in and out of cartridges

Things that need doing around the space

  • People with items stored in lockers:
    • Please move into the lockers by the old laser cutter by the end of the week!
      • Or things will be moved for you.
  • Come help move the lockers this coming Tuesday!
  • Exit sign glass was broken, Erik fixed it, now it is broken again. He will replace it.
  • Clean the kitchen! Friday was a horrible mess... :..(
  • Check the dust collector - BEFORE you start
  • Ensure that dishes are washed before you put them back
    • pro-tip: washing dishes before you eat
  • Faucet in the kitchen is spraying water / creating a temporary fountain

Awesome Callouts

  • Tom for his work wiring and fixing of bad parts on the plasma cutter
  • Shelly shoveled the walk and something something statue!
  • Aaron Feigen & Andrew for shoveling the back
  • Erik for the door - it's still here!
  • Lyn for pi party and all those who brought pi & pie
  • Zen woodworking on Monday was really really good on Monday. Everybody helped everybody else.


  • Maker Faire Planner Meeting: Wednesday, 7 pm
  • Bike night: Wednesday, 8 pm
  • Screening of "Thirteenth": Sunday, 2 pm
  • Corn beef, cabbage, and a beer exchange - St. Patrick's Day: Friday, 4 pm - 10 pm
    • Non-member suggested donation of $5
  • Color and Calm Ourselves, Adult Coloring  : Thursday, 7:30
  • Know Your Rights Workshop: Albany Park, Saturday March 18 3253 W. Wilson Ave 33rd Ward Working Families
  • Smart Pool Table Project - looking for python developers and opencv people
    • See mailing list post for more details

Upcoming votes:

  • Wide drum sander vote proposal is being discussed on Google Groups
  • Spray paint booth & improving air quality
  • Maker Faire stuff


  • How much does the compressor output?
    • Ken & Ed to talk - questions about chillers
  • Simon wants to make a viewing wall

Thanks Justin for giving a tour!