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Meeting #320 Agenda for October 11, 2016


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


“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein


  • Fall 2016 Board of Directors Election - Nominations for President, Secretary and Director At-Large close tonight (at the end of the meeting)
  • Safety Note: In football a safety is worth two points. At the Makerspace safety is priceless!

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Rodney, a donor, has a bunch of wheel hubs, 304 stainless tubes, and 12 volt window motors
  • Maker Faire wrap up meeting at the Space tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.
  • Rick has decided to decline the nomination for Secretary
  • John Olson is building a “me-arm” on a laser cutter, and is looking for Pi or Arduino help with servos
  • Plasma cutting class at the space on Thursday at 7:30
  • Power wheels team is going to Maker Faire Pittsburgh next weekend
  • Monday next Carl and Kayla will be working on Fusion 360, on the big screen in the meeting room. Come along if you want to learn. 6 p.m.
  • 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

Project Updates

  • Kathy made a heart with leftover fabric from her Makerfaire T-Shirt, and she hosted a beading workshop and made a necklace
  • Kathy asks if people are interested in making masks out of craft foam
  • Matt made an over-the-door hook on the forge
  • Carl is a new member of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society, and brought his first picture of M-27
  • Bill pointed out some scrap wood that was donated, he's interested in selling some for gas money
  • A potential member brought a jumping jack, jacobs ladder, and rubber band catcher which she'd like to be able to make in the wood shop
  • Lance made a Pandemonium Wheel for Dracula vs the Nazis

Guest Introductions

  • Gary recently moved back to Milwaukee from Iowa City, he's a retired furniture restorer. He's interesting in doing some small woodworking projects.
  • Brian is a returning visitor looking to join, and is interested in the wood shop and metal work
  • Bob lives in the neighborhood, his friend Kim came last week and told him to come here. He designed the Milwaukee flag
  • Ben works in fibre optic construction, and is building motorized bicycles, he's interested in the forge
  • John is a software developer and he's interested in the woodshop, and the metal shop and how to sew
  • Don went to Maker Faire and is on his second visit. He's interested in 3D printing
  • Nathan moved to Milwaukee a year and a half ago, and has some woodworking experience. He has no space for tools
  • Ryan was here a couple of weeks ago, and visited us at Chase. He's a police officer and lives in the neighborhood, and is interested in woodworking and 3D printing. He'd like to join
  • Justin heard about us at Maker Faire, he's an engineer. He likes to tinker and do woodworking.
  • Gamon (sp?) heard about us from his doctor, it's his second visit. He's a self-described mad scientist.
  • Jared owns a small wood floor company in the neighborhood, and is interested in moving towards a more artistic vein. It's his third visit.
  • Simon is an artist/musician/Java programmer, he's the brother of Pepin. He's interested in lots of stuff including 3D printing.

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Jay thanks for Michael for helping her, and another member for helping her with the panel saw on Sunday
  • Pepin thanks Shane for training on the laser cutters
  • Kathy for giving ideas for a member's first project, and some tools to help
  • Tom thanks Kathy for painting Dennis' robot head
  • Chris thanks Lance for the new workbenches
  • Brant thanks Marc O for welding help
  • Thanks to Rick for the anodizing class
  • Pete, for apparently answering phone calls that are made to “Milwaukee Makerspace”
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