Meeting Notes 2017-07-18

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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 Host Updates


  • Anna is sorting donated surface mount components into binders. Hopefully they'll be available by the end of summer.

Small Metals

  • Vacuum Caster & Pressure Pot both work
  • Looking for a heating element / toaster oven that goes down 150 degrees


  • Working on resin printing
  • Considering a silhouette CNC paper cutter for arts and crafts area


  • Vote on Cube Pro Cartridge Resetter system happening next Tuesday. Send in your proxies!
  • What is the thing that looks like a car frame in the scrap area? Is it indeed scrap?
    • We think so.
  • Andrew V. is getting the "Build an 8 bit computer" class ready for August. Working on choosing dates.
  • Wolf is looking to get authorized on anything.

Artemis One

  • Matthew from the Remote Astronaut Crew gave a presentation about a project they're working on with Southside Hacker Space.
  • Solar eclipse is coming on August 21! Chicago is going to be 87% eclipsed.
  • NASA is supporting high-altitude balloon projects around the eclipse.
  • 11 teams are using high-altitude balloons to send up raspberry pi cameras for a live feed from space of the eclipse.
  • Will have a still camera, iridium satellite tracker, gopro, 360 degree camera
  • This team is the only team that isn't university funded - they could use your help!
    • Indiegogo budget is $11,000; total cost will be more
    • Ray has contact information if you're interested in collaboratig on a project in the future.
    • Email with link to more information will go out later. We'll make a blog post.