Meeting Notes 2017-08-15

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Meeting Minutes
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Agenda

  • 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
  • Other announcements and discussion

Minutes

Area Host Updates

General Area

  • Erik fixed the water cooler

Hot Metals

  • Miller plasma cutter works again!
    • Why yes, it will cut cast iron
  • Ron is out of town for the next two weeks. Gas refills may be slower than normal, but there is coverage planned.

Electronics Area Host

  • 240 Variac is fixed! Just needs a ride from home.

Small Metals

  • Skilton brought in a central air blower. Could be the start of ventilation for small metals.
    • Need to run some ducting from the existing hole in the middle of the shop. We have the ducting (above the boiler-room), just need to rivet it and hang.

Wood Shop Update

  • Saw stop is offline. New brakes should be here on Thursday.
  • Welcome Donzell as our new woodshop authorizor

Member Discussion

How can I get authorized on the Shopbot and woodshop?

  • Check events calendar on the website.

Laser donation

  • Anna is donating a 150W Universal laser
  • Should be here tomorrow

Liability Work Update

  • Previously on liability update: Loaned tools are currently offline until further notice, due to work on liability concerns.
    • Our insurance doesn't cover tools that aren't covered by PS:One. We're working on adjusting our insurance to fix this.
  • PS:One owns the CNC Plasma Cutter Hypertherm free and clear. It is now back online.
  • Jointer and lathe in woodshop - looking to buy jointer. Working on lathe ownership information. Both are still offline temporarily.
  • Work continues on fixing all this up.

Slack at PS:One

  • Send Ray an email with your email address (press@pumpingstationone.org) if you want to join the slack channel.

Current projects

  • Will is working with leather and taking classes.
  • Ray vacuum sealed his packaged bottle opener.

Call for volunteers

  • Recruiting people to work on training, systems, digitization, waiver

Magnets

  • There are some free magnets hanging out in the lounge

Eclipse

  • It's happening next week. Go look!

Announcements

  • Southland Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday
  • Lost Arts is having a party on the 31st, celebrating their temporary closing.
  • Area Host Applications are open. Email vicepresident@ or check the google group posting.

Question

  • How can I claim an unclaimed shelf with stuff on it?
    • Ask somebody with tidy space powers to ticket the stuff on the shelf, then claim the shelf.