Meeting Notes 2017-04-04

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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)

  • Jeremy | two week-old member | on an authorization mission
  • Griffin | was involved with makerspace in RI | laser cutter is the best
  • Edison | just moved to Chicago | looking for lathes & mills
  • Robert | studying manufacturing and CAD | bridgeport is pretty cool
  • Robert | visiting from Dallas | Director at the Dallas makerspace |
  • Erin | woodworker, functional objects, wood art | Rebuilding Exchange
  • Dave | works at Lost Arts | woodworking, design | looking for a place to apply finish
  • Shabav | projects | this is the place for projects
  • Boss enthusiasts

Two Random Members

  • Sam | Raspberry Pi dealer sent him our way
  • Jay | Found us online when there were 50 members | controller boards, IoT, RPi, metal

Board and Area Hosts

  • Jennie
  • Ray
  • Brian
  • Simon
  • Ed
  • Carl
  • Anna
  • Erik
  • Ron
  • Aushra
  • Skylar is the new CNC authorizer

Things that need doing around the space

  • We need people who want to work on member database and member management
    • Dallas maker space Maker Manager and WHMCS
    • Payments go through
    • Every member has RFID badges
    • Maker manager is open source
    • Operations are pretty much 100% automated
    • Robert from Dallas is working on a commercial solution -
  • Eric just posted a list of things he would like done to the Google Group - check it out! [1]
  • Compressed air into the woodshop - just needs to be done!
  • Scrap metal bin in hot metals has wheels - but they're insufficient for the amount of metal in the barrel.
    • Put some (sturdier) new wheels on, cut down the box.
      • Brian will help!

Awesome Callouts

  • Daron showed Ron how to do taps and dies to put in a hole for a sharpie bit
  • David for communicating and resolving the saw stop triggering

What have you been hacking

  • Ron made a bit for the shopbot that will hold a sharpie - shopbot plotter!
    • Ron also has a post-processor that will ensure that bit is not spinning
  • Larry made a piece on the mill for a sailboat: a cover for a deck fitting


  • Rubber gloves are in first aid kits
  • Maker faire - rumors! Whispered secrets!
  • We will be hosts for Chicago Open House weekend
  • NERP - Monday - Ron will talk to us about his Amazon Echo / Alexa skill Hello World project
    • Ray is going to NERP!
  • Pumping Station: One is turning 8!!!
    • Party Party Party - food, drink, music, 6:30 pm until later - April 22nd Saturday
  • TOOOL - lockpicking - tomorrow
  • Vote coming for drum surface sander
  • Woodshop authorizer and hot metals authorizer positions are open! Send the board an application.
  • Foamsmithing class on Sunday
  • Analog game night, Saturday




Who wants to give a tour? Thanks Daron & Ron!