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Meeting #294 Agenda for April 12, 2016


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


  • Invention is both the institution of problem solving and advancing human obsolescence. We were naturally selected to replace ourselves.“ – Aaron Diaz


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

Meeting called to order at 7:00

Madison Mini Maker Faire - Adrian needs people to help by:

  • printing wheels
  • drilling holes in wheels or poker chips

Carl pointed out that there are only a hundred-some-odd days until Maker Faire, and they need area champions for

  • fort building
  • rockets
  • the laser maze
  • the Artemis Starship simulator

Tom Gr has been going to auctions, and bought a bunch of fixed shield welding helmets, and a stack of angle grinders. See Tom if you want your very own fixed shield welding helmets. He will be selling drills and saws-alls (Milwaukee) which he is selling. Buy them to enable his bad habit of going to auctions.

The leather area champions request that you get trained before using tools in the leather area, and not borrow tools and not return them. Several tools have been abused, dulled, bent and otherwise maltreated.

The craft lab is missing a solid white plastic bucket, they'd like it returned.

Kendra is interested in copper enameling, and was looking for help.

We saw:

  • a Minion outfit!
  • Karl brought a hydraulic arm he made on the laser cutters and in the woodshed
  • One of our maker’s projects will be shown off on the Safari web site
  • Jon, Bob and Dan took a Dalek for ComicCon and took best of show!
  • The bog chair in the lobby
  • Carl made an end table to go with his coffee table, and boxes with the scrap wood
  • Lance added clear coat to his Makerspace sign


  • Linda was recognized by several members for helping them out in the craft lab
  • Mark has brought in Son of Megamax for a few weeks while some equipment in the 3D lab is repaired.

Guest introductions

  • Robert read about us several years ago, and it’s his first opportunity to visit
  • Joe and his sons stopped by, he has an acquaintance who is a current member. He restores old cars and motorcycles.
  • Jacob is the president of the Appleton Makerspace, and this is the first visit to another Makerspace
  • Matthew is on the board of the Appleton Makerspace, and HAS been to another makerspace before
  • Dave knows a few people who have visited, and doesn’t have enough space in his apartment
  • Todd found us through a current member, and wants to learn everything
meetingagenda/2016-04-12.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/13 00:31 by keithm