Regular Member Meeting 20131010

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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

$500 Project Allocation for the Halloween Party





Called to order by Andrew LeCody at 8:05 PM

Quorum met
New member introductions
Overview of events on the calendar and announcements
Project presentations by members

Committee Reports
3d Fabrication Committee - Pearce Dunlap
	Purchased second Poly Printer which is already in use ($1,800)
	Reminder not to monopolize both 3D printers
Amateur Radio Committee - Pat Hykkonen
	No report
Aerospace Committee - Romeo Espana
	No report
Automotive Committee - Luke Olson
	Area being used regularly
	Encourage members to request classes
	Need volunteers to help repair donated vehicles
Bio Committee - Andrew Floyd
	Seeking additional members
Civic Hacking - John Fields
	Events coming up in the next few months (see calendar)
	Urban sensor hack hardware and books received from Make (Andrew LeCody)
Classroom Committee - John Fields
	Send problems and questions to the classroom committee email ([email protected])
	Logistical setbacks but whiteboards should be up soon
	Speakers and sound system should be up shortly after that (after Halloween)
	Carpet has been patched in the Monroe classroom
	Chromecast loaned by Stan and roams between the televisions
	New document camera but it can be used for other things like magnifying circuit boards
Creative Arts Committee - Dawn Ellis
	Written report
	Wednesday night open to public (see calendar)
Electronics Robotics Committee - Daniel Jackson
	Thanks for keeping the room clean (has been noticeably cleaner)
Financial Committee - Paul Brown
	Written report
	Approximately 230 members
	Snack fund is losing money but getting closer to even
	General fund is .....
Foundry Committee - John Kuhlenschmidt
	Smaller kiln reached 2000F during testing
	Looking for additional members
Laser Committee - William Petefish
	Send problems and questions to the laser committee email ([email protected])
	Deep Freeze installed on the laser computer so files saved on the computer will be removed
	Please turn off the blower when not in use because it affects the building air conditioning
	Plans to route incoming air from the workshop to reduce affect on building air conditioning
LifeMakers Committee - Lisa Selk
	Looking for additional members
	Grill has been purchased and is available for use at the makerspace
Operations and Facilities Committee - Andrew LeCody
	Wireless data link to downtown Dallas is a work in progress
	New security cameras are hooked up and recording to a new computer
	Cleaning crews are cleaning the bathrooms but try to keep them clean
	Looking for location for a donation shelf
	Don't use the project storage shelf for donations
	Please don't store food here because the refrigerator was very moldy and nasty
Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) - Nicole LeCody
	No report
Public Relations Committee - Cone Johnson
	Dale Dougherty was at the makerspace
	Represented at the SciTech event
	Etsy Dallas sponsorship next month
	Halloween party in two weeks but leadership is needed
	Looking for someone to produce a promotional video
Workshop Committee - Greg Needel
	Thanks for keeping things clean and usable
	Some new tools and looking to get more tools like a welder
	Plasma cutter has some issues that are being worked out
	Loaned CNC router needs to be moved to the workshop
	Metal lathe is up and working with training on the way
	Horizontal band saw is being fixed up
	Ready to purchase gantry crane and split with automotive committee
	Table saw blades have been repaired and sharpened

Halloween party funding
	Requesting $500 for supplies, decorations, and food for a Halloween party
	Called to vote by Daniel Jackson
	Seconded by John Fields
	Yes: 24, No: 0, Abstain: 1

Meeting adjourned at 9:43 PM