Meeting Notes 2017-04-25

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Meeting Minutes
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  • Intro to PS1 and what we're about. (2 mins MAX)
  • Tour leaves (new people)
  • Update from the BoD about what's going
  • Update from area hosts about what's going on
  • 8:15pm SHARP Voting time, if a vote is taking place
  • Tour returns post voting
  • Introduce the Board and Area Hosts
  • Other announcements
    • Things that need doing around the space.
    • Awesome call outs
    • Events
  • Let new members and visitors intro themselves, what are they interested in?
  • Questions
  • What are you working on?

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)

  • Crystal | furniture-making | wood-working
  • Sophia | stretchers
  • Ben | sculptor & painter
  • David | woodworking
  • Christine | with David
  • Gabrielle | electronics
  • Nathan | Jeweler
  • Matt in the Hat | hackerspaces
  • Grant | Electronics, woodworking, computers
  • Joseph | video games & everything

Board and Area Hosts

  • Andrew - President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Ed - Director at Large
  • Jonathan - CTO
  • Ray - PR Director
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Aushra - Small Metals Area Host
  • Matt - CNC Area Host

Things that need doing around the space

  • Tool organization! Andrew has been organizing tools. Join him!
  • Window repair - somebody could go pick up the glass somewhere north of us on Kedzie. Talk to Andrew.
  • Suggest or create an invoicing system that allows people to pay with cash or not PayPal.
  • Beer church could move to the other corner of the loading dock.

Awesome Callouts

  • Ron and Tom hung air hoses and extension cords and curtains, oh my.
  • Sam dismantled the old sink in the shop.
  • Tom for getting plasma CNC unit calibrated.
  • Lyn for hosting our birthday party!
  • Will for making birthday cake.
  • Shelly for decorating the cake.

What have you been hacking

  • Joseph made a synth
  • Aushra working on a cast aluminum cicada - and then it ran away. Anybody seen it?
  • Andrew pressed some shapes into metal with the hydraulic press and urethane.
  • Will finished his Greg cosplay head for C2E2
  • Ray is making a sawhorse barrier sign for the sidewalk
  • Tom made a roofrack, bumper, straight lines with the plasma cutter
  • Brian is in the process of building a vacuum-form machine
  • Grant is making a pair of one-handed keyboards


  • Brian is planning first-aid courses. Details to come.
  • Saturday is tabletop day. Come play games with us! Or go somewhere else!


  • The agenda changed?
    • The agenda changed.
  • Do decisions get made at this meeting?
    • Votes happen here. Not every week.



Thanks for giving the tour, Andrew!

Who wants to give a tour?