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Meeting #307 Agenda for July 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


  • “In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.” - George Carlin


  • Dr. Sheppard and others from USPTO will be vising next week during the meeting
  • Proposals for Bylaws revisions
    • targeting 7/19 for the initial discussion of proposed revisions, followed by a vote from 7/26 thru 8/2
    • allow board standing committees to help with workload
    • hardship suspension of membership
    • formally describe family membership and related rights
    • split election cycles to aid in continuity of the board of directors
  • Safety Note: Please turn out the lights, after verifying nobody is in the area you are about to darken!
  • Safety Note2: Capacitors can be bad painful. See Pete.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Tuesday night is trash and housekeeping night.
  • MMS is hosting the MPD's neighborhood safety meeting at the space, next one is on July 27th at 6 p.m.
  • Maker Faire is September 24th and 25th, and call for makers is closing soon. See Carl with questions.
  • Folks going to get the Tormach tomorrow meet immediately after the meeting to coordinate vehicles and such
  • Sand blaster training is immediately after the meeting
  • 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

Project Updates

  • Wolfgang showed off Scott Smith's pottery made with the raku kiln, which Wolfgang glazed and fired
  • Pete made a mini drill press out of scrap and drawer slides from the hack rack
  • Carl is working on a smart mirror running on Raspberry Pi for his tiny bathroom
  • Tom turned a hunk of steel into a smaller, lighter hunk of steel (nuts for the Groton mill, made on the Bridgeport)
  • Jake is making his senior film (look for it on Facebook and Indigogo - look for “Rook”)
  • Isaac finished painting his car, and finished the cooler holder for his car
  • Mark is working on a Core XY 3D printer
  • Keith spent 3 weeks building a cedar fence

Guest Introductions

  • Dave is from Texas and is moving to Milwaukee, heard about us from an auto shop and a wood shop
  • Todd has been aware of us since we started, and finally came to visit, currently messing around with motorized bicycles
  • Brian learned about us from gallery night, and is interested in wood, metal, pottery and electronics
  • Tanya found us from the entrepeneurs and inventors club in Racine, and is interested in programming and hald-held gaming devices
  • Erin came with Brian, is a photographer
  • Jill lives in the neighborhood, and saw the article in the Bay View Compass, and is interested in arts other than the ones she does currently. She brought her mom!
  • Jason is a recent college grad

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Wolfgang welded a muffler for a moped on the spur of the moment
  • Tom thanks Bill W for rebuilding the draw bar for the Groton
  • Tom Gr. thanks Tom K for teaching on the Bridgeport
  • Thanks to Tom K for cutting shelves for Amy
  • Marc thanks Wolfgang and Rik and Jake for help with his artwork, which was in a gallery show
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