Meeting Notes 2016-09-06

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  • 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.


Intro to PS1



New People

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

  • Kyle | woodworking, interested in welding | somebody mentioned the space two years ago
  • Mike | interested in wood, some welding history | found us on Google
  • Philip | Coding, Raspberry Pis, 3D printing | googled Hackerspace
  • Mary | Beads & Glass beads | STEM chairman with boy scouts, developing programming with robots for scouts | Bruce F. referred us
  • Cedric | working with Mary
  • Alan | woodworking | with Mary
  • Kevin | electronics, looking to expand into metalwork
  • Joseph | software, working on hardware & electronics | found us on duck duck go
  • Rayvon | software, wood | referred by another member

Two Random Members

  • Darren | here for 3 months | bike work, glass, wood, metal | was looking for workshop rental
  • Lyn | member since 2012 | tiny rubber,bands, acrylic, laser cutting, shirts | was looking for 3D printers

Board and Area Hosts

  • Justin - President
  • Lyn - Director at Large, Purple, and Wiiiiiild Events
  • Simon - President
  • Ron - Hot Metals Area Host
  • Anna - Electronics Area Host
  • Andrew - CNC Area Host
  • Michael - Director at large

Things that need doing around the space

  • Let the new space paint dry until Thursday, waiting for CNC plasma table to come in Friday
  • Once the paint is dry in the new space, we'll be moving things over to the new space in an orderly manner, with a stop in the dock for cleaning, maintenance, documentation before moving
  • Be ready to do stuff, sometime after this coming Friday!
  • Saturday: 2 10x4' 1/4" pieces of steel are getting moved from the School of the Art Institute to become tables. (Also getting cut into smaller pieces before getting loaded onto truck to move here.)
    • Meeting at 9 am at PS1 or a bit later at SAIC - contact Ron to come help
  • Put liability releases into the liability into the gray box upstairs or the safe in lounge 1.0
    • Could we put the liability waiver box downstairs near the door?
  • Suggestion: visitor badges for folks who are not yet members
    • Go ahead and make them

Awesome Callouts

  • Everybody who helped prep and paint the new space
  • Matt and Andrew for wrestling the shotblaster
  • Sue for donating salad, egg rolls, donuts
  • Folks in the woodshop on Friday night for helping new person with tablesaw
  • Jason for finding out information about laser cutter for the marathon invitation cutting session
  • Jennie for salvaging goods from the dumpster

What have you been hacking

  • Made coffee ice cubes to make iced coffee
  • Darren finished his bike & figured out his shifter. Next step: LED display on bike
  • Lyn created a battery holder for old laptop batteries to hook up to fans and things
  • Ron put together a raspberry pi powered time-lapse camera to record the new space
  • Simon built temporary lighting system with clamp lights and lifting poles


  • SIGBOT - Special Interest Group for Robotics
    • Thursday, 7-9 pm
  • Lockpicking - 8 - 10 pm in lounge
    • Come learn how to pick locks
  • Analog game night is Saturday, 5 pm until late in the lounge
  • Knitting Machines with Jesse - Friday, 6-8pm
  • Python Office Hours, 7-9 pm
  • Kicad training part 6 - Thursday, 7-9 pm
  • NERP, not exclusively Raspberry Pi - Monday, 7-9 pm
  • Solder, Stitch, and Code - Women's Electronics Workshop


  • How much does it cost to join?
    • $40 or $70 / month



Who wants to give a tour?

  • Thanks to Andrew for giving a tour!