Meeting Minutes 20131105
Chair Justin Triplett
- 51 out of 164 are voting members at the $49 rate
- Bruce W. - guest visiting, works at Detroit Medical Center. Matt A's Python Professor
- Paul - HAM radio operator, currently working on airplane landing gear
- Rob L. - HAM radio operator
- Razio A.- Tests materials for MI DOT, working on a CNC machine
- Brad J. - of www.wikihouse.cc, Working with Detroit Design Festival, wants to propose an open competition
- Nick P. - Likes couches and atmosphere (good for breathing)
Tree House Paint Job
- Max wants to paint leaves on the corrugated steel ceiling
- May need to talk to the landlord
- Off the record, landlord doesn't care too much
- But when we leave he has the right to ask us to change it back - According to Matt 0.
- Responses seem favorable
- China supply order from a month ago has started to show up
- Things are being restocked
- Dual pricing idea revisited
- Higher price for people who want to take items home
- Lower price for people who show what they do with their project
- Show and tell? That would be cool
- New Haas CNC is here
- Torq-Cut took 10 months to get it up powered and running
- Haas already has power
- Pallet loader needs to be aligned, but that's about it
- Thanks Alan and Jim
- Old one, aka the Torq-Cut 22, aka "The Small One" Is still here
- It's located where it is to make it easier to pick it up with a forklift
- Electric power is being lined up for the Torq-Cut because it is easier to sell a CNC when potential buyers can see it operate
- Priced somewhere greater than $10,000
- New workbench and fastener wall
- Blue bins need a new better home because they're cluttered on their current shelves
- Does anyone want to build new shelves?
- Alan went to a SECO training class and asked the instructor for tooling.
- A (literal) bucket of new tooling donated, cutters around $600 each.
- If only we had a bigger bucket, the instructor might have given us more...
- Steve B. Co-wardening the metal shop
- All the CNC crap is out of it, and now around the CNC machine.
- Miscellaneous Powerwheels car parts are spread throughout the shop need to find a new home.
Injection Modling Zone
- The small one is working
- Molds smaller than 3 inches in size
- Make them on the CNC
- Goal for big injection molder, operation in next 3 weeks
- Hobart welder running again, thanks Nate W. and Matt O.
- Training class by Jody happening
- Power issues
- Bed needs to be re-leveled
- That should be done soon
- If you're working on a project, try to make it a small one so that things get cut evenly until the bed is leveled
- How to use the joiner, planer to make a nice square piece of wood
- A class in another week or two
- Look for that on the calendar
- Laser cutter is working
- Class on Wednesday next week, check the calendar
- a small class because the Fab Lab is small, first come first serve
- Class on Wednesday next week, check the calendar
- Greg just did his first successful engraving
- Printrbot is off premises - Matt H improving it, fixing it, making it portable for public events
- Rostock is working - not portable after a number of attempts - ha ha
- Protomat CNC Mill
- Software we have is CircuitCAM3 for Windows 98, ok on XP
- Newer version works on Windows 7, CircuitCAM4, but hard to get
- CircuitCAM6 is expensive, but available in infinite 30 day trials via Virtual Machine
- All things operational
- Kiln 201 Class happened
- Fusing and Jewelry making
- Results show and tell
- Ceramics kiln not working? But you said everything was operational
- Was supposed to be done by end of October
- Still needs to be tested
- New cash donation box being made for people using materials in the cabinet
- Making a new rack for holding sheet glass - around December or January
- When you leave a piece of glass in the Kiln Zone you must label the coefficient of expansion
- Mixing different coefficients of expansion can result in an explosion in the glass kiln
- No news is good news
- Joseph Conrad donated a 3Doodler!
- Please don't leave trash up there
- iMac going to be updated to latest version of OSX at some point
- Orientations happen 2nd Wednesday of the month
- Anyone who wants to know about message boards, website, wiki, CRM, printers, then you should come!
- WiFi rework?
- A new SSID: i3Detroit
- It's the new preferred network
- Chromecast is on this network now
- There might be a bug with Cisco hardware and two character SSIDs, e.g. our former SSID "i3"
- So maybe that's what happened
- Still no warden
Bike Zone & Wardenship
- Jason D. is the warden! (yes?)
- How do you become warden?
- Show up to a meeting
- Request to be warden
- Discuss your vision for the zone
- Truing stand, bike stand, bringing in tools - Jason
- Classes, orientation - Jason D.
- How much time can you donate to bike zone?
- Working with co-wardens for busy summer season
- Will you be actively rejecting people who are using the bike area for non-bike related things? - Matt O.
- Not really, especially in the winter when there is less biking - Jason D.
- If there are any no objections, then go for it
- No objections, no member vote needed, Jason D. is warden.
i3 Classes: Goals & Strategy
- Terry W.
- What do we want i3 and the public to get out of classes
- First meeting next Wednesday (11/13/13) 7pm
- Goal: a proposal to i3 about class guidelines
Amateur Radio Class
- Paul, non-member, would need to team up with a member to do the class
- One member can host 10 guests at once
- A success - Maddie W.
- Thank you everyone
- Really good turn-out
- No one used the table saw!
- Mark Miles would prefer people to switch to the Amazon recurring membership dues payment option if possible
- It makes the account balances much easier to keep track of.
- Problems with your i3 payments?
- Email Ed so he can fix your account problem on a case by case basis
- Check email list for the relevant thread
- Mark will be on the road and unavailable for the next two weeks
- Where? the craft room
- Some materials stored outside of craft room
- Thread started by Kristoff M.
Open Design Competition
- Next year in Sept at Detroit Design Festival - Brad J.
- Designed an open source CNC plan that can be used to build house
- Looking at that, wanted to encourage more open design
- Festival wants to encourage local designers
- What is it?
- Competition open to anyone, designs must be open source!
- Phase 0: People submit designs through their hackerspace
- Anyone from the public can enter
- People from the public would either need to be sponsored as guests or given an i3 scholarship for 1 month
- Phase I: Fellows are chosen based on their design
- Phase II: Fellows have one month to be sponsored by their hackerspace in producing the design
- Materials funding is a question at this point, may be funded by hackerspace, but ideally funded by competition.
- At a minimum the hackerspaces will provide their fellows with mentoring
- Phase III (September 2014): Judging at the Detroit Design Festival
- Different categories of grading
- A measure of original creation will be required, not just a quick hack of existing open source designs
- The exact criteria are being worked out
- Competition will definitely funded for the prizes
- Right now asking if this sounds like a cool idea
- What do we get out of it?
- Supporting open design
- The competition will be fundrasing for the fellows in terms of prizes and the materials
- Recognition for i3, supports non-profit purpose of i3
- Competition with other hackerspaces
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- Justin Triplett
- Konrad Brown
- Andrew Meyer
- Matthew Gardeski
- Al Schwartz
- Jeff Bannow
- Nick Parrett
- Joe Zakey
- Steve Brook
- Brad Jensen
- Matt Huber
- Rob Lifton
- Terry Wynn
- Chris Prout
- Steve Nowicki
- Paul Deathos
- Greg Smith
- Matt Arnold
- Bruce Webber
- Brian Wennberg
- James Kemp
- Dave Scholl
- Nathan Warnick
- Adrienne Patterson
- Chris Allington
- Maddy Winans
- Matt Oehrlein