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Meeting #296 Agenda for April 26, 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 only as good as the people creating it.” – Clint Borgen
  • “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett


  • Cautious Chair Yoga!
  • Safety Note: be careful when doing chair yoga!
  • All of our machines have no Brains, use your Own

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:

  • Brant and some other members toured Pevnick Designs in downtown Milwaukee, where they make water features, including interactive waterfalls
  • Carl made 2,500 brochures for Makerspace, please take a few and pass them out!
  • Larry brought in a new tool for the machine shop
  • Annie made a kickass coffee table that is now in our lobby
  • Bill makes fishing lures out of beer caps
  • A set of pocket doors adapted into dry erase board holders
  • A handmade knife and handmade leather sheaf
  • A Gotenna (sp?), which claims to allow you to text via UHF frequencies


  • Jake wants to thank John, Wolfgang, Carl and Shane for help filming with the Kuka
  • Adrian thanks Harvey for doing 500 Nerdy Derby wheels
  • Carl recognizes Tom Gr for doing classes in Dip Trace to design custom circuit boards
  • Jake thanks Wolfgang for helping with a 10 x 10 wall of prison bars at the last moment (for a film. No, really.)
  • Marc thanks Wolfgang and Dan for coming up with the idea for electrifying his wife’s gourds

Guest introductions

  • Gabriel found us from his father, and is interested in knife and jewelry making and carving
  • Ron builds theatre sets and abstract art, and is interested in metal work, and found us through Maker Faire via a friend
  • Mckenzie is visiting us from Dry Hootch, and wanted to know if members would volunteer skills to help them out. They need help with vehicles, building construction and other things
  • Jesse used to come here with the 3D printing group, and realized he can come here and play instead of building his own 3D printer
  • Nancy used to be a member, and needs some help with aluminum welding. She flies electric motor gliders
  • John heard about us “a million times” and found us because he drove around and found a building with no windows. He is interested in starting his own business
  • Jesse used to be a 3D printer meet up attendee, wants to promote the Milwaukee Tech Engine group (MKETechEngine)
  • Jake does string art for music events and basic carpentry with LED strips. He wants to expand this.
  • Addy is a plumber and has some experience with solar thermal. He’s interested in metal work and fabrication, and the forge.
  • Franz is a designer from Bon Aire, and his wife is from Milwaukee. He’s been designing snorkel bikes. He’d like to find people to execute his prototypes.
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