Meeting Notes 2017-04-18

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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



Board and Area Hosts

  • Andrew - President
  • Jennie - Vice President
  • Ed - Director at Large & NERPer
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Lyn - events and the awesome upcoming party
  • Erik - General Area Host
  • Ron Olson - Hot Metals Area Host and fixer of things and hanger of curtains
  • Karl - Board things
  • Jonathan - CTO (Computer sTuff Ok) - lockpicking

New People

New People (name - where did you hear about us - what do you make/hack)

  • Bates - industrial designer -
  • Brett - woodworking, furniture interest
  • Daniel - woodworking, came for Python meetup, stayed for the saws
  • Had - needs more space and tools, making a chandelier out of bike drop bars
  • Ben - small metals, metals, woodworking
  • Zack - industrial design student
  • Marco - toolmaker, interested in raspberry pi, arduino, 3d printers, farmbot
  • Ron - circuit designs
  • Brandon - Android apps
  • Jax - props - interested in 3D printer
  • Renee - sewing
  • James - software, homebrew, 3D printing, arduino, woodworking
  • Martina - Ux design, photography, 3D printer, sewing, t-shirt printing
  • Kylie - UX designer - looking for laser cutter
  • Gavin - concert producer - woodworking
  • Ken - woodworking, welding

Things that need doing around the space

Awesome Callouts

What have you been hacking

  • Will made some foam costume things
  • Ron made some things on the PLASMA CUTTER
  • Lyn is making a party
  • Simon is making some synthesizer things


      • Saturday, 7 - late
  • Events calendar:
  • C2E2 is this weekend.
  • Earthday Science March - 10 am - 3 pm -
  • Maker Faire is... not happening this weekend. Soon, we hope.
  • Front doorbell wiring has changed. If switch is flipped up during event, the doorbell button will unlock the door.
    • Awesome callout for Erik!
  • Liability release box can be taken to your event - no unscrewing necessary.
  • Anime Central is coming up!
  • Stuff that was on top of the coat rack is now in lost and found.
    • Green bin underneath glass table at top of the stairs
    • Lost and found is part of tidy space policy, so can be ticketed etc.
  • Andrew is collecting clothing for patients in need at the Cook County ER in the bin in the lounge.
  • PS:One will be part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation Open House in October


  • Will Maker Faire happen?
    • Yes, says Ray.
  • How do memberships work?
    • $40 or $70 / month
  • Are machines first-come first-serve?
    • Yep.
  • How many 3D printers do we have?
    • Four! And many of them work.
  • Do we provide filament?
    • We typically have some filament. We recommend you bring your own for anything that's a consumable.


Drum Sander

  • Do we have one in mind? Is it going to require assembly?
    • Eric is researching a few. They don't usually require much assembly when new.

In person votes: 14 in favor, 1 opposed, 15 present.

Board and Space updates and conversation

  • What's the status of dust collection?
    • Sawstop is kicking up dust, even when dust collection is on.
    • Motor did double in power, but even so, suction is weak.
    • Possibly stoppage in the line.
  • Bylaw revision is moving forward, headed to lawyers for review
  • People are working on dispute resolution process too.
  • Andrew working on our Chicago business license.
    • If you see something that looks dangerous, let area hosts know. Let's ensure that we're safe and shipshape in case of inspection.
  • ADA compliance - recent conversation with architect about how to get there.
    • Small Business Association provides SCORE program: free counseling for this type of questions.

What needs doing around the space?

  • Lyn will need help on Thursday at 7:30 pm rearranging the lounge for the party on Saturday
  • There's a sheet for the Shopbot computer to protect it from dust. Throw it on top of the computer.
  • Add information about how to claim storage space to new member onboarding and education.
  • What's the status of creating new storage?
    • New storage units just need to be numbered by Erik.
  • Need to sort all of the socket wrenches and Allen wrenches in the space
  • Let's create a general to-do list for the space. It should be a physical object in the space. Go for it! Johnny might.
  • Clean something.
  • Come to the party on Saturday from 6:30 until the end of time
  • Define a place for brooms to live.

Awesome Callouts

  • Jonny appreciates all the authorizers for the great authorizations
  • Scott for working on broken window
  • Sam helped Aushra with plumbing on Sunday
  • Andrew repurposed canvas for party fun
  • Jesse for synth workshop hosting
  • Zoe for foam-smithing workshop
  • Ron for hosting tour
  • Lyn for making the party
  • Adam for hosting Fusion


Who wants to give a tour?