Regular Member Meeting 20130509

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This meeting will be held in MIBS SRC3 format.

Time, location

19:00, Dallas Makerspace

Approval of prior minutes

Prior minutes

Officer/Committee reports



Committee Chairs


Note: The normal cut-off time for agenda items is the Sunday prior at 11:59pm.

Old business

New business



Draft Minutes

20130509 Membership Meeting
Social meeting part
 DPRG Roborama, Perot Museum
  Saturday, 11 May 2013, Contest starts at noon
 Lockpicking class, Saturday, 20130511, 1600-1800
 RC class, saturday, 20130511, after the Lockpicking class.
 Other calendar items

1939 Paul B bringing meeting to order
 Questions about voting membership.
 Quorum not reached; continuiing with
 Committee reports
 3d Fabrication Committe - John K reporting
  Laptop needs more memory
 Amateur Radio Committee - No report
 Bio Committee - No report
 Classroom Committee - Paul W reporting
  Getting two monitors, for supporting two seperate classrooms.
 Craft Room Committee - Romeo E reporting
  Exacto Knives, brushes, paints, consumables.
  Some people want sowing, some want vinyl plotter.  Budgetted $650 to the Committee.
 Electronics Robotics Committee - No report
 Financial Committee - Paul Brown
  Do the books monthly; haven't done that yet, due to the new space requisitioning.
  Will be doing the PNL soon.
 Questions about the "spending freeze"
 Aerospace Committee - Romeo reporting
  Have the balloon back, if anyone has done high-altitude balloons, we are ready.
  Drone class
  Dallas Area Rocket Society contact.
  North Texas High Altitude Ballooning Association contact.
  Micro satellites, pico-sets, other RC community related parts.
  Please contact the aerospace committee with any questions or ideas.
 LifeMakers Committee - No report

 Open Source Ecology Committee - Paul B reporting
 Operations and Facilities Committee - Paul B reporting
  Replacing the flooring for the new space; the floor is trashed. We don't have permission to tear up the carpet.
  Looking for suggestions on any companies to go with for handling the flooring installation bits.
 Laser Committee - Paul W reporting
  Question about the suction vent
 Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) - No report
 Public Relations Committee - Otto W reporting
  Have a new Wordpress theme being
  Makerspace sponsorship
 Security Committee - Paul B
  Making programs for the security system. Steve W helped out with it last week.
  Door strike and RFID parts in the new space.
 Warehouse Committee - Paul Wilson
  New space; changes to the shelving, DPRG spot, and donation/free stuff.
  Paul W is busy through the end of the month; will have a re-org day early-to-mid-June.
  Three-phase in the new area, debate to moving tooling over to it or not.
  Looking for deals for shelving.  Please contact [email protected] if you find something. Or the membership list.
 (Classroom Committee followup by John F.
  The Onkyo is now broken.  The chip is fried internally.  Missing the HDMI cable, please return it
 New people introductions; visitors
 Paul B adjourning the meeting.