Meeting Notes 2015-01-27

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  • Intro PS1 and what we're about.
  • Let new members and visitors intro themselves.
  • Pick 2 random people to introduce themselves.
  • go over things that need doing around the space.
  • Awesome callouts.
  • Announcements.
  • Votes.


  • Brief overview of what PS1 is (<1min).
  • New members/visitors introduce themselves.
  • Introduce the board and area hosts.


  • Hot Metals and Tool Cage Area Hosts are Open
  • This Thursday at 7 PM we are having a Crappy Robot Competition sponsored by SIGBOT Special Interest Group on Robotics. Room is available for new contestants.
  • Monday is NERP. The topic is Code Composer Studio (CCS) by Texas Instruments, focusing on microcontrollers.
  • Saturday is Analog Game Night at 5 PM.
  • Wednesday is Python Office Hours. 7 PM.
  • Saturday at 2 PM Chicagoland Linux User Group is meeting here.
  • On February 7 at Noon Matt Triano is hosting a wood shop project day. Running ducting, moving tables, etc. Help is needed! The wood shop will NOT BE USABLE at this time.
  • Wednesday February 4 at 8 PM is TOOOL (The Open Organization of Lockpicking). This will include a class on "impressioning".
  • Sunday at noon is Beer Church.


  • 2015 Budget Vote
    • Yes: 34
    • No: 2
    • Present: 5
    • Total Votes: 41
    • Quorum: 37
    • Vote passes.


  • 9 new people introduced themselves.
  • 2 current members introduced themselves.
  • Two Area Host positions opened. See above.
  • Tasks:
    • Light needs to be fixed downstairs. Justin is on it.
    • Doorman Dave: Needs help inventorying equipment.
    • Need help pruning members' mailing list of ex members. Contact
    • Soda fridge in lounge is freezing up. It either has a bad thermostat, or the relay isn't turning off the compressor. This needs to be fixed or replaced. If anyone knows about refrigeration, or knows of a great deal on a working fridge, mail info@ and talk to Will.
    • People are needed to help answer questions for Python Office Hours. Talk to Sheila and Carl.
  • Announcements made. See above.
  • Awesome callouts:
    • Last year's board
    • Derek for staying over from last year's Board
    • Doorman Dave for making a virtual server
    • Shea for reorganizing the Arts and Crafts area
    • New Board for signing up to run the space
  • Vote taken. See above.