Meeting Notes 2017-06-27

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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.


Area updates

ELectronics Area

  • If you bring items from electronics to elsewhere in the space, please bring it back! Or don't bring it elsewhere in the first place.
    • A dremel kit is missing.

Hot Metals

  • Close the cylinder after using it. We used two cylinders of Argon in a weekend.

Small Metals

  • The four week series was completed!
    • Cast all weekend. Successfully burned out ABS. Had about a 50% success rate.
    • Challenges:
      • Investment process challenges - plaster setting too fast
      • Getting metal to temperature and keeping it there was a challenge too.
        • The TIG welder was useful
    • Wishlist: oxyacetylene and more ventilation
      • Is there an existing draft vote for ventilation?
      • Figure out how to store oxyactylene
        • Combustible cage with long line? Possibly in the boiler room?

General Area

  • Is there interest in a workshop on how to do network cabling correctly?
    • Talk to Erik. He'd like to teach some folks & improve cabling in the space.

What'd you hack?

  • Erik frankensteined two fitbits
  • Power racing teams went to Kansas City this weekend
    • Cars qualified 3rd & 5th
    • All of the cars finished!
    • Milwaukee in three weeks, Detroit in 4
  • Will made a clock from Adafruit box four
  • Ron O. wrote an Alexa skill that will give you speeds and feeds for MiG welding
  • Luis has been making guitar pickups (and made a guitar pickup winder). He'd like to teach folks. Stay tuned and contact Luis for more details!


  • Could we get a soda machine?
    • We do have a soda fridge, run by Will
    • If you just want a soda when you get in, you may want to just buy your own soda and keep it here.
  • If you want an RFID tag (or to set up your existing tag), talk to Casey, Sam, Ron
    • Front AND back doors work with RFID. This is awesome.
  • Key to hot metals gate appears to be gone.


  • Tomorrow is Tau day - double pi & pie!
    • Party tomorrow here, 7:30.
  • Saturday: Analog game night
  • Video game group happened on Sunday and was great. Modeling, coding, storytelling: we've got it all.
  • Congratulations to Andy on his newest project!
  • Jennie's restaurant is opening tomorrow!
    • Go to Kitchen 17 and check it out!
  • Air system may go down for Tucker to work on compressor.

General Announcements

Upcoming Events

Things that need doing or discussing

Awesome callouts

Intro to PS1



New People

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

Two Random Members

Board and Area Hosts

Things that need doing around the space

Awesome Callouts

What have you been hacking





Who wants to give a tour?