Regular Member Meeting 20140814

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This meeting will be held in MIBS SRC3 format.

Time, location

20:00, Dallas Makerspace

Approval of prior minutes

Prior minutes

Officer/Committee reports

Committee chairs are requested to provide their reports in writing. Reports can be short bullet-points.



Committee Chairs

  • Amateur Radio Committee Meeting held on July 15th
  • We will begin design and building of our own HF antenna
  • We intend to begin construction as the summer cools down
  • Amateur Radio Technician Class underway, concluding with exam on September 8th
  • Amateur Radio General Class to follow
  • Dallas Neighborhood Map Data coming online this weekend; work session is happening either Saturday or Sunday
  • Classroom Committee - Gus Reiter
  • Creative Arts Committee - Haley Moore
  • Electronics Robotics Committee - Daniel Jackson
  • Financial Committee - Paul Brown
  • Foundry Committee - John Kuhlenschmidt
    • Having a Learning Pottery Video on Aug 30 at 11am. For more details see Events calendar or wiki Foundry Committee page
    • Created a Stained glass working on project shelves.
  • Laser Committee - William Petefish
  • Machine Shop Committee - Bryan Gangwere
    • Power should be connected to the HAAS, Bridgeport, and possibly the Colchester (I'm out of town and cannot verify)
    • Initial tooling package for the Bridgeport has been agreed upon. Will include:
      • Small selection of end mills
      • Face mill
      • Assorted 5C collets and a spin indexer
    • HAAS Training
      • Curriculum has been finalized and inaugural session has been scheduled.
    • Lathe
      • Needs have been assessed and tooling is being worked on.
  • Operations and Facilities Committee - Andrew LeCody
    • Thermostat for RTU #6 move to the lecture room, which should resolve the A/C issue there.
    • Pillar room is serviced by RTU #1, located in the small conference room. We are investigating moving it to the pillar room.
    • Floor mats for the doors have arrived, should be installed by Thursday meeting.
    • Roomba donated, now tirelessly* patrols the hallways for dirt.
    • First-Aid Kits deployed, there are now 4 in total. We still need to put a label on them that ops should be contacted if anything is used from it (so we can restock).
    • Project Storage revamp in progress. Please abide by the project storage rules.
    • New floor mats installed to help keep carpet clean. Please wipe your feet.
  • Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) - Steve Reeves
  • Public Relations Committee - Steve Blanchard
  • Workshop Committee - Alex Rhodes (pro tem)


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

Old business

New business

Discuss timing and requirements for open house / build out done party (Brandon Green)

$200 project allocation for Workshop clean cam project (Brandon Green)

Problem: Some people are not adequately motivated to clean up after themselves


  • Use crowd sourced analysis of time lapse video footage to publicly shame those who leave a mess
  • Use raspberry pi's deployed in ceiling above work areas that use camera and video processing to only record key frames of something happening
  • The wifi enabled pi's will have a website that users can go to when they find a mess, by looking backwards in time they can tag the offender
  • After being reviewed by someone to prevent false positives the picture is emailed out to the mailing list showing the member not being excellent
  • People will have more incentive to clean up, and more people will be motivated to come work on projects because they can expect a clean work area
  • $200 will be enough to purchase 2 rasperry pis($35), pi cameras($30), wifi adapters($10), power adapters($6)
  • Will be a group project with several scheduled build nights to involve as many interested makers as possible


Quorum was not met.