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Meeting #291 Agenda for March 22, 2016


  • Put “meeting tonight” sandwich boards outside doors 1 and 3
  • Remind members and guests to please park on the odd side of the street
  • Ask guests to sign the guestbook
  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Guest & New Member introductions


  • “I've always been more interested in the future than in the past.” – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper


  • Maker Plaza at UWM May 26-28 looking for mini make & take sessions (Ask Pete for more info)
  • Milwaukee Makerspace 2016 Board of Directors Elections - Nomination period at-large positions ends - voting begins
  • Kennedy Middle School Robotics Lab Fire - still taking donations! (see Brant)
  • Safety Note: Fire lanes MUST be kept clear at the space

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Tuesday night is trash and housekeeping night.
  • Meeting Adjourns

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Space Tour starts immediately following meeting, meet in front lobby.
  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests

What Did We Talk About

  • We saw
    • a very precise 3D printed pulley
    • a working steam engine
    • an electronic animated glyph for a role playing game
    • a display stand for earrings and chains and such
    • a drift punch made from our recent tool steel haul, made with a tool we made with a tool we made
  • Lexie, Lance and Chris went to St Louis and visited the City Museum, a very adventureland
  • Lance bought a can of Brutal Rust a paint which simulates rust in minutes
  • CNC mill donation period ends at the end of March - see Larry, post to the wiki, GET GOING!
  • Adrian is looking for the learn to solder kit, it's now under the bench
  • Tom has a source and will be bringing in sticky protective film, we can experiment and find uses for it
  • Stratasys training is happening right after the meeting


  • Evan fixed the leak on the self-filling water cooler. Well, tried to anyway, it's leaking again.
  • Steve gave great training on the 4×8 CNC router
  • Wolfgang did something, probably more than one thing
  • The old and new members of the board of directors!
  • Harvey has been emptying trash cans in advance of the Tuesday meetings

Guest and new member introductions

  • Alexis found us through the internet, and is interested in refinishing furniture
  • Jan and TonI found us through friends and she welds and uses plasma cutters
  • Ron (Shark) was referred by Bill**2
  • Rick and his girlfriend Kelly were introduced by a new member, and this is their second visit
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