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Meeting #297 Agenda for May 03, 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


  • “When technology makes it perfect, art loses.” – Brian Eno


  • CNC Mill Update
  • Safety Note:
  • 143 Days until Maker Faire Milwaukee!
  • Reminder: Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting is at 7pm, Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 (Tomorrow!)

Let’s all keep our heads, and other body parts, together

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Please remember to turn off the gas on the welders when you are done
  • Next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union there will be a film festival, which Jake has three films in
  • 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

Tomorrow is grillers night out, and Wolfgang will be bringing pizza dough, bring ingredients! Lance suggests a thread on who's bringing what…

Good luck to Rick's girlfriend on her surgery

Maker Faire is looking for area champions and makers, see Carl

Adrian is coordinating Madison Mini Maker Faire

Tom Gr. let us know that Tormach has offered us a show demo machine for 1/2 price, which we have raised. Project GO! Get your pledges in to Larry, either in person or in the donation box. Additional donations accepted to buy any bits and bobs it doesn't come with. Stay tuned for the request for help picking it up at Tormach.

We saw:

  • Wolfgang mentioned the coffee table from last week, made by Anne
  • Kathy made gears on the laser cutter with matboard that was donated to the craft lab
  • Lexie found out a week ago that she was contributing to the raffle at the stable, and made two sandblasted jars for sweets and treats
  • Lance made name tags on the laser cutters for the horses
  • Carl has been working on a concrete and walnut lamp, and steam bent a lampshade
  • Marc made steel fungus for his mom
  • Mark has the Taz back up and running
  • Steve made a watch stand for his inductive charging watch on the CNC router
  • Tom K. made a little bar
  • A rear faring for a recumbent bicycle
  • Jake needs to make a film for class, which had no script
  • Kendra showed off ornaments she has been cutting on the laser cutters
  • Rick assembled a cart for the space
  • A Singer sewing machine that's been converted to a scroll saw and used to cut quarters


  • Shane made a logo for Lexie
  • Marc thanks Jon on behalf of his wife Melanie for helping with her event this coming weekend
  • Jake thanks John, Wolfgang, Shane and Carl for helping with his film
  • Kayla thanks Carl for helping her out this morning
  • Steve thanks Joel for helping reconfiguring the door on the CNC area
  • Keith thanks Brant for taking care of the life safety checklist this month

Guest introductions

  • A visitor who has a new startup and is interested if the space can help
  • Mary and Gretchen are fashion designers, and are visiting from Milwaukee Fashion Incubator
  • Nick got a tour a few weeks back, went to MIAD for illustration 14 years ago. He's an urban middle school arts teacher
  • Josh is interested in woodworking, and other things…
  • Jonathan is a friend of Josh and is interested in CNC laser and 3D printing
  • Ash owns a print media design company, builds computers, and works part-time at the Museum of Wisconsin Art
  • Tyler wants to keep his landlord happy by keeing sawdust out of the carpet
  • A working artist hoping to work on carpentry skills
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