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* Al | found us through Google | working with python, wants to get into woodworking
 
* Al | found us through Google | working with python, wants to get into woodworking
 
* Keith | with roommate recommendation | bikes are fun |
 
* Keith | with roommate recommendation | bikes are fun |
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==== Two Random Members ====
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* Patrick | runs power racing series - next one is in San Mateo in May, then Kansas City, Detroit, Colorado. Milwaukee is in September www.powerracingseries.org, www.makerfaire.com | Member since 2010
  
 
==== Board and Area Hosts ====
 
==== Board and Area Hosts ====
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* Shellie - Arts & Crafts Area Host
 
* Shellie - Arts & Crafts Area Host
 
* Triano - Woodshop Area Host
 
* Triano - Woodshop Area Host
 
==== Two Random Members ====
 
* Patrick | runs power racing series - next one is in San Mateo in May, then Kansas City, Detroit, Colorado. Milwaukee is in September www.powerracingseries.org, www.makerfaire.com | Member since 2010
 
  
 
=== Special Announcement ===
 
=== Special Announcement ===
 
* We're officially a 501(c)3!
 
* We're officially a 501(c)3!
* Thanks to the previous boards of directors to make this happen.
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* Awesome Callout and thanks to the previous directors and those who made this happen.
  
 
=== Things that need doing around the space ===
 
=== Things that need doing around the space ===
 
* Please wash your dishes, either by hand or by dishwashing machine. Put dishes in and '''turn on.'''
 
* Please wash your dishes, either by hand or by dishwashing machine. Put dishes in and '''turn on.'''
* Sweep up the shop (and everywhere else that there is floor) and put tools away when they are not in use
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* Sweep up the shop (and everywhere else that there is floor) and put tools away when they are not in use.
* Take out the trash
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* Take out the trash.
  
 
=== Awesome Callouts ===
 
=== Awesome Callouts ===
* To everybody who made this possible
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* To everybody who made Pumping Station: One's nonprofit status possible
 
* Shelly Loke cleaned all the towels in the kitchen
 
* Shelly Loke cleaned all the towels in the kitchen
 
* Shelly & Gerald ran an event making chocolate truffles
 
* Shelly & Gerald ran an event making chocolate truffles
* Lyn hosted Pi Day yesterday
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* Lyn hosted Pi Day
* Sheila got plates for pi day
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** there's still pie and it needs to be eaten!
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* Sheila made an emergency pie plate run pi day
 
* Space planning committee for all of their work
 
* Space planning committee for all of their work
 
* Eric B for negotiating our lease with landlord
 
* Eric B for negotiating our lease with landlord
  
 
=== What have you been hacking ===
 
=== What have you been hacking ===
* Justin & Everett invented a new card game called Thai Pirate Rummy  
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* Justin & Everett invented a new card game called Thai Pirate Rummy
* Lyn made an Android app to doodle
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** Ask them for the rules
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* Lyn made a doodle app for Android
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** Four colors are available. (You'll be surprised what color didn't make the list.)
 
* Gregor made mozzarella cheese
 
* Gregor made mozzarella cheese
  
 
=== Announcements ===
 
=== Announcements ===
* Potluck after the member meeting on March 29th - bring food!
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* Everybody is invited: Potluck after the open house/member meeting on March 29th - bring food!
* Birthday party for PS:1 is April 2nd
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* Birthday party for PS:1 is April 2nd.
* Shelly is running a pathfinder game on Friday at 3, feel free to drop in later than that with a character
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* Shelly is running a pathfinder game on Friday starting at 3; feel free to drop in later than that with a character.
* Patrick needs to practice taking vitals to get his EMT certificate - see him for free blood pressure screening after the meeting
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* Patrick needs to repeatedly practice taking vitals to get his EMT certificate - he'll take your blood pressure after the meeting.
* Bike night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm in the shop
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* Bike night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm in the shop. Bring your bike, bike accessory, bike-related project, or bike thoughts.
* SIGBOT - Robotics Special Interest Group - is Thursday at 7 in electronics lounge
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* SIGBOT - Robotics Special Interest Group - is Thursday at 7 in electronics lounge.
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=== Questions ===
 
=== Questions ===
* Has anyone formatted a card for raspbian on a mac?
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* Has anyone installed raspbian on a microsd card for raspberry pi using a mac?
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** Dubi is setting up a pi for the first time
 
* Do we have t-shirts?
 
* Do we have t-shirts?
** There is a link on the website to get on-demand shirts
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** There is a link on the website to buy t-shirts
** [[http://psone.spreadshirt.com/]]
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** [[http://psone.spreadshirt.com/ You can get t-shirts printed on-demand]]
** But if you want to make it happen, do it
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** But if you want to make other t-shirts happen, do it
 
* Do we do anything with our sawdust? Can we donate it somewhere?
 
* Do we do anything with our sawdust? Can we donate it somewhere?
** There are stoves that burn sawdust - but that might be dodgy given the things that might end up in it
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** There are stoves that burn sawdust
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**if the sawdust contains elements that don't burn safely (acrylic, treated wood), that could be dodgy
  
 
=== Votes ===
 
=== Votes ===
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====[[Vote_to_Donate_SEM]]====
 
====[[Vote_to_Donate_SEM]]====
 
* [[Vote_to_Donate_SEM]]
 
* [[Vote_to_Donate_SEM]]
* Guests from the Analytics Lounge
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* Guests from the Analytics Lounge: Peter & Josh
* Peter & Josh
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* [[http://www.analyticslounge.org/ Analytics Lounge Website]]
** Wanted to have a place for equipment less focused on making and more focused on measuring & lab equipment
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** Goal is a place in maker culture for equipment less focused on making and more focused on measuring & lab equipment
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Questions and Answers:
 
* Analytics Lounge (AL) will pick up the SEM
 
* Analytics Lounge (AL) will pick up the SEM
 
* Ryan sponsored this vote
 
* Ryan sponsored this vote
 
* Analytics Lounge is working on creating a reduced dust environment
 
* Analytics Lounge is working on creating a reduced dust environment
* SEM had trouble getting data off
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* We had trouble getting data off the SEM due to it using floppy disks as storage
** We were able to network it
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** We were able to network it to get data off
** AL has expertise supporting older equipment
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** Analytics Lounge (Peter) has expertise supporting older equipment
** Considering converting VGA output to DVI so that the output can be streamed on the internet
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** Considering converting the SEM VGA output to DVI so that the output can be streamed on the internet
 
* AL membership model:
 
* AL membership model:
** Avoiding paid membership because not sure if there is a large enough user-base to fund the equipment they want
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** Avoiding paid membership because not sure if there is a large enough user-base for that model
 
** Anybody is welcome to come by on Sundays
 
** Anybody is welcome to come by on Sundays
 
** Want to get people involved and educated in using these scientific instruments
 
** Want to get people involved and educated in using these scientific instruments
 
** Goal is to build a community of mutual support and information
 
** Goal is to build a community of mutual support and information
** Looking into grant funding, depending on requirements
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** Looking into grant funding, depending on requirements from funders
** Planning on setting up a recycling operation for lab equipment
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** Part of the charter is a recycling operation for lab equipment
*** Process, cherrypick, and sell gear
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*** Plan is to process donations, rehabilitate gear that is worthwhile, and sell surplus
 
*** Have talked to freegeek about their experience with this
 
*** Have talked to freegeek about their experience with this
* If you want to take part, people are usually around on Sunday.
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* If you want to take part or check it out, people are usually around on Sundays.
* Considering instituting chaos hours - if somebody has checked in with RFID access, the space is open
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** Have chaos hours - if somebody is in the space, come by and they'll let you in
* Co located with a metal-working space
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** RFID tag access system provides up-to-date info of availability
** Their co-tenants (Chicago Metal) have a waterjet with a 55 x 100" bed]
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* Co-located with a metal-working shop (Chicago Metal)
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** Those folks have a waterjet with a 55 x 100" bed]
 
* Contact the analytics lounge at [[http://www.analyticslounge.org/contact/ their website]]
 
* Contact the analytics lounge at [[http://www.analyticslounge.org/contact/ their website]]
* Vote passes with 45 in favor, 0 against. 47 members voted in person or via proxy
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* Vote passes with 45 in favor, 0 against. 47 votes cast.
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*10 full members attended the vote.
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*37 full members voted by proxy.
  
 
=== Tour ===
 
=== Tour ===
  
Who wants to give a tour?
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Thanks to those who gave the tour! I missed exactly who all did that - Lyn, Shelly, and at least one more person.

Revision as of 00:41, 16 March 2016


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Agenda

  • 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.

Minutes

Intro to PS1

Bylaws#Purpose

Introductions

New People

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

  • Don | 3D printing | 12 year old wants to build a forge | learned about us online
  • Zack | industrial engineering | home from college out of state | son of Don
  • Joe | teaches imagineering class @ Montessori | built a robot that flew an autonomous powered parasail | learned about us online
  • Gregor | builds things that include tables. Oh, and a hydrogen processor | First came to a meetup a year ago
  • Al | found us through Google | working with python, wants to get into woodworking
  • Keith | with roommate recommendation | bikes are fun |

Two Random Members

  • Patrick | runs power racing series - next one is in San Mateo in May, then Kansas City, Detroit, Colorado. Milwaukee is in September www.powerracingseries.org, www.makerfaire.com | Member since 2010

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Simon - Secretary
  • Lyn - Director at Purple
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Shellie - Arts & Crafts Area Host
  • Triano - Woodshop Area Host

Special Announcement

  • We're officially a 501(c)3!
  • Awesome Callout and thanks to the previous directors and those who made this happen.

Things that need doing around the space

  • Please wash your dishes, either by hand or by dishwashing machine. Put dishes in and turn on.
  • Sweep up the shop (and everywhere else that there is floor) and put tools away when they are not in use.
  • Take out the trash.

Awesome Callouts

  • To everybody who made Pumping Station: One's nonprofit status possible
  • Shelly Loke cleaned all the towels in the kitchen
  • Shelly & Gerald ran an event making chocolate truffles
  • Lyn hosted Pi Day
    • there's still pie and it needs to be eaten!
  • Sheila made an emergency pie plate run pi day
  • Space planning committee for all of their work
  • Eric B for negotiating our lease with landlord

What have you been hacking

  • Justin & Everett invented a new card game called Thai Pirate Rummy
    • Ask them for the rules
  • Lyn made a doodle app for Android
    • Four colors are available. (You'll be surprised what color didn't make the list.)
  • Gregor made mozzarella cheese

Announcements

  • Everybody is invited: Potluck after the open house/member meeting on March 29th - bring food!
  • Birthday party for PS:1 is April 2nd.
  • Shelly is running a pathfinder game on Friday starting at 3; feel free to drop in later than that with a character.
  • Patrick needs to repeatedly practice taking vitals to get his EMT certificate - he'll take your blood pressure after the meeting.
  • Bike night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm in the shop. Bring your bike, bike accessory, bike-related project, or bike thoughts.
  • SIGBOT - Robotics Special Interest Group - is Thursday at 7 in electronics lounge.


Questions

  • Has anyone installed raspbian on a microsd card for raspberry pi using a mac?
    • Dubi is setting up a pi for the first time
  • Do we have t-shirts?
  • Do we do anything with our sawdust? Can we donate it somewhere?
    • There are stoves that burn sawdust
    • if the sawdust contains elements that don't burn safely (acrylic, treated wood), that could be dodgy

Votes

Vote_to_Donate_SEM

Questions and Answers:

  • Analytics Lounge (AL) will pick up the SEM
  • Ryan sponsored this vote
  • Analytics Lounge is working on creating a reduced dust environment
  • We had trouble getting data off the SEM due to it using floppy disks as storage
    • We were able to network it to get data off
    • Analytics Lounge (Peter) has expertise supporting older equipment
    • Considering converting the SEM VGA output to DVI so that the output can be streamed on the internet
  • AL membership model:
    • Avoiding paid membership because not sure if there is a large enough user-base for that model
    • Anybody is welcome to come by on Sundays
    • Want to get people involved and educated in using these scientific instruments
    • Goal is to build a community of mutual support and information
    • Looking into grant funding, depending on requirements from funders
    • Part of the charter is a recycling operation for lab equipment
      • Plan is to process donations, rehabilitate gear that is worthwhile, and sell surplus
      • Have talked to freegeek about their experience with this
  • If you want to take part or check it out, people are usually around on Sundays.
    • Have chaos hours - if somebody is in the space, come by and they'll let you in
    • RFID tag access system provides up-to-date info of availability
  • Co-located with a metal-working shop (Chicago Metal)
    • Those folks have a waterjet with a 55 x 100" bed]
  • Contact the analytics lounge at [their website]


  • Vote passes with 45 in favor, 0 against. 47 votes cast.
  • 10 full members attended the vote.
  • 37 full members voted by proxy.

Tour

Thanks to those who gave the tour! I missed exactly who all did that - Lyn, Shelly, and at least one more person.