Meeting Notes 2011-12-13

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Meeting started at 8:01 pm

Role Call

  • Board Introductions
  • New People: Michael just checking the place out. Used to make robots for DARPA.
  • Eric interested in Arduinos, is making musical stairs, works for a Museum
  • Steve lives near by works with eric wants to work with computers and hobby stuff wanted to check out the space
  • Patrick interested in lockpicking, hardware mods, and programming.


  • Last meeting of the year!!!!! WOOT!!!!11!!
  • Christina Mini Maker Faire April 21st. Southside. Carl Shures High Schools. In between Notacon and Thotcon. Call for makers will be end of December
  • Shop electricity is half done - Tim still busted. Will use wire tracer.
  • Collection for Zach - Avner
  • Freescale competition - If we come up with a cool project they will pay for its components
  • 2012 Board Eligibility - Annual Meeting Jan. 17 be part of the change/decision/whatever. 72 people eligible!!
  • 300 Seconds to take place after the meeting!!!! - Ok I'm done with exclamation marks
  • Robert enters into the record "I also think that the membership should note that Rhys is in fact the incarnated hatter from Alice in Wonderland."


  • $500 budget for each area for next year to proposed and discussion is on the list. Anne and Shawn variants.
    • Yea=6+ 19 = 25
    • Nea=1 + 2 = 3
    • Present= 1


  • Safe space agreement was proposed and will be posted on the list. Anne and Shawn variants.
    • Anne=5+18=23
    • Shaun=1+1=2
    • Neither=1+3=4
    • Present=2


  • Fabric dying class possibly the 8th
  • Will almost done with his game and cut cookies with the lazor!
  • Shawn showed a space available near the California Blue line stop.


  • 300 seconds of fame after the meeting! - Just one last exclimation
  • DIY CNC Night Wednesday, December 14th @ 7:00pm cool talks tomorrow.
  • Haskell Programming on hold till next year
  • Lock Picking Wednesday, on hold till next year
  • Every third Sunday will be Chicago Open Science 6pm
  • No meeting the 20th or 27th but doors will be open. Next meeting will be Jan 3rd.
  • Jan 10th 300 seconds of fame is the election edition.
  • Put your garbage away now and stack your chairs
  • Happy Holidays everyone. No, seriously have a Happy Holiday or else.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 pm