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Meeting #295 Agenda for April 19, 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


  • “Technology…is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” – C. P. Snow


  • Safety Note: “A GOOD SAFETY RECORD DOESN’T COME BY ACCIDENT” by Carlos V. Collazo

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Closing Thursday nights to the public - Keith
  • 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

Keith called the meeting to order at 7:05pm. He's our Secretary and wears a bow-tie :) We hope our fearless leader is safe and sound. (UPDATE: He arrived and has been confirmed to be safe & sound.)

Show & Tell

  • Carl made a table! It's heavy and made of concrete, with an agate cast into the corner.
  • Larry made a LEGO vehicle that picks up and moves cans!
  • Adrian made a drill jig to make LOTS of Nerdy Derby wheels! Available for use by anyone who volunteers to help produce wheels.
  • Carl & Marc made a new “Maker Profile” video. Watch it:
  • Akai broke his cell phone stand…and used the experience as inspiration to make something new & better! Version 2 also has more than the minimum quantity of flair.
  • Keith is embroidering some Star Trek logos due to a FREE program to do the FREE designs!
  • Tom installed a coolant system on the tools in the wood shop.

Member Recognition for AWESOMEness

  • Karen thanks Bill & Joe for assisting with her flat tire at the 'space!
  • Amy thanks Karen for teaching her how to alter LOTS of clothes!
  • Keith thanks Amy for taking notes!
  • Akai thanks Joe & Karen for assisting with transportation!
  • Steve thanks Bill for fixing the band saw in the wood shop! He fixed the seized bearings and now it's quieter.

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Mark is a new member as of a couple weeks ago. He works in engineering. Wants to learn more about welding, forging, 3D printing, laser cutting.
  • Todd is a new member, also as of a couple weeks ago. He wants to learn everything, but first the CNC router. He has some experience from sign-making.
  • Jessie Miller is a theatre-maker and this is her first meeting. She found out about us through her friend [and fellow guest?], Alex.
  • <> is a new member, as of a few weeks ago. He grew up around metal-working & fabricating. He was previously a line medic. Enjoys tinkering with things, and thinks the Makerspace is full of great people :)
  • Eric heard about us through a friend. Looking to get back into making, while he spends his days doing interior design.
  • Mitchell is a student at MATC, looking to learn more about welding at MMS.

Event Highlights - Lots is happening this week!

  • Tomorrow:
    • Steve has a CNC router training class @ 6:30pm for the 4'x8' CNC router.
    • Grillers' Night Out begins! Bring some food & fire will make it better.
    • Milwaukee Maker Faire planning / volunteering meeting at 7pm.
  • Thursday:
    • Board of Directors meets; members are welcome to attend! If you are a member & are interested in Championing “Makers Night Out” on Thursdays, please attend to voice your support or it will be cancelled.
    • Tom Gr is teaching Part 2 of Circuit-board making class,7:30pm in the Electronics Lab.
  • Adrian & team are going to the Madison Mini Maker Faire - go with them to talk about MMS & Maker Faire!
  • Scrap metal drive @ St Sebastian's school as a fundraiser - opportunity to teach youth how to take apart electronics for recycling and/or to purchase neat, random scraps. Look for more info on a poster at the 'space.
  • Gallery Night is June 3! Contact if you want a table space for showing and/or selling.
  • Carl astutely noted that there are only a hundred-fifty-some days until Maker Faire, and we need area champions for…
    • sign-making
    • drone field
    • fort building
    • rockets
    • the laser maze
    • the Artemis Starship simulator
    • If you are interested in any of the above, attend the Maker Faire planning & volunteer meeting tomorrow @ 7pm!
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