Regular Member Meeting 20130411
This meeting will be held in MIBS SRC3 format.
- 1 Time, location
- 2 Approval of prior minutes
- 3 Officer/Committee reports
- 4 Agenda
- 5 Adjournment
- 6 Minutes
- 7 Draft Minutes
19:00, Dallas Makerspace
Approval of prior minutes
- Financial Committee
- All bookkeeping completed for march: https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Profit_%26_Loss_Reports
- $11525.26 in the general fund, and $10k in savings.
- 144 members
- Operations and Facilities Committee
- Discussing solutions for replacing flooring.
- Currently considering both vinyl composite tile (like what's in the kitchen) or 100% solids epoxy.
- Discussing solutions for replacing flooring.
- Public Relations Committee
- Testing multiple themes and working to replace DMS's current wordpress theme.
- Security Committee
- New alarm system installed successfully
- Amateur Radio Committee
- AV Committee
- Planning to disband at the next board meeting, unless there are objections.
- Bio Committee
- Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee)
Note: The normal cut-off time for agenda items is the Sunday prior at 11:59pm.
Expanding The Space (Robert Davidson)
Discuss Leasing Building in the same Bldg as DMS and Vote on if we are going to go ahead and Lease the Bldg
Project Funding Request - PowerWheels Race League (Greg Needel)
Request Project funding for the Powerwheels race league http://www.powerracingseries.org 750 for the build cost of the car and spare parts (motors, batteries, materials + mechanics. The total cost of the team will be in the 2,000 range, and we hope to solicit outside sponsorship to make up the difference although 750 will get us to the minimum requirements for participation. The team will Race in Kansas at the end of June, with members who go paying their own way. If we win in Kansas we will have the opportunity to bring the vehicle to NYC in September for the Maker Faire. This is an event which is participated in by over 30 other hackerspaces and has been featured regularly in make magazine, hackaday and other publications. This should be considered as much a public relations project as an actual build. Participating this year is the first step to hosting a race in the 2014 season.
New 3D Printing Computer (Otto)
Problem: The 3D printer would be more usable if we had a better computer for it. The current computer is giving error messages saying "out of memory" and it's an old laptop with out of date specs.
Solution: Allocate $300 to purchasing an improved laptop for the 3D printer. This amount combined with the donations which have been pledged already should be sufficient for purchasing a much better laptop.
20130411 Membership Meeting 1945 Visitor introductions. 1953 Upcoming events Foto Friday Tanners event,Robot Expo, Saturday 20130413, 1030-14 Welding class, Event at WELD, digital dallas The Underground, next month Python fest International Table Top Day Party Saturday, Apr 27, 1100-2400 2000 Projects Paul Wilson and his tachikomo project, used the Polyprintr David Jannke's robots, Houston Police department event he is working on Robert D, announcing that he'll be working on half-inch air lines routed Paul B, project for programming for our security/door-access-control Nick S, building an LED RGB chandelier David J, mentioning the Power Wheels event 2007 Quorum has not been reached. (14 out of 26) Action item: Andrew to send an email reminder to the group regarding quorum not being met, and to have them reconsider their status as voting members. 2012 Officer/Committee reports President Treasurer Paul B reporting General fund is around $11k; about 150 members A few committees haven't spent their allocations yet. 2014 Committee Chairs Financial Committee All bookkeeping completed for march: https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Profit_%26_Loss_Reports 2016 Operations and Facilities Committee Paul B, talking about the cleaners visiting the space. Andrew L, still setting up the PO system. Discussing solutions for replacing flooring. Currently considering both vinyl composite tile (like what's in the kitchen) or 100% solids epoxy. 2022 Public Relations Committee, Nick S reporting Testing multiple themes and working to replace DMS's current wordpress theme. Possibly doing a Maker fair in Dallas Tanner event Robert D discussing WELD and Art/Love/Magic 2026 Security Committee, Andrew L reporting Meeting next week re: WIFI link Discussion about WIFI link New alarm system installed successfully -- https://dallasmakerspace.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=236 Amateur Radio Committee, Andrew L reporting Amateur Radio Field Day coming up, it is not on the calendar, June 22-23, Sat-Sun AV Committee, no report Planning to disband at the next board meeting, unless there are objections. Bio Committee, no report Classroom Committee, no report Craft Room Committee, no report Electronics Robotics Committee , Ralph G reporting May 1st, 1st wednesday of the month will have meetings Warehouse Committee , Paul W reporting Having a little better success keeping work surfaces clear 2033 Will be having a series of classes as an introduction to wordworking 2035 Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) Open Source Ecology Committee 2038 3d Fabrication Committee, John K reporting Question about some electrical problems Discussion Life Maker Committee, no report Andrew L adjourns meeting 2044