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Meeting #539 Agenda for August 31st, 2021


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Membership Sign-ups
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • Tonight's is from Jake Bissen
    • Don't lift with a twisting, jerking motion. Lift with your legs!


  • Maker Fair scheduled for September 24-26. Fair being hosted by MSOE
    • CALL TO MEMBERS: A link has been shared with members if you would like to display a project or sell your wares at the Faire,
    • Please sign up to volunteer! Members also received that link.
    • 2021 Maker Faire Budget of $10,000 approved by membership.
      • Faith F is taking the lead on signage for the Faire
  • Egg drop challenge September 7th during the member meeting. Additional info below
  • Flame Effects for the Artist Workshop, Sept 24 Sept 25 and 26th Viola, WI

Safety Note

  • Don't wear jewelry while using equipment
    • No one wants to untangle you from a machine, the paperwork alone is headache-inducing
  • Less-serious safety note: Check the structural integrity of the chair you're about to sit down into before throwing all your weight down onto it

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Be excellent to each other
    • Among other things, that means wearing a mask!

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Wednesdays: Ceramics and Cevezas at 7PM with Jeff M
  • Carl S: FUSION 360 classes are now held at NORWICH (moving from Lenox) at 7 PM. Classes can be attended in person, or virtually (Carl will send you the link). Thank you Carl. * These classes are now being recorded and are available for viewing on You Tube. Carl will send you the link * Reminder: * Member meetings on even numbered days will be held at Lenox * Member meetings on odd numbered days will be held at Norwich * This will allow for new members to tour each building and attend member meetings on consecutive weeks. * No heavy equipment in the newly paved parking lot for the next few months as the asphalt hardens. Pls reach out to Tom G, Dan J, Jake B or Rudy if you need to use a fork lift outside the building to load/unload. Do NOT attempt to use the fork lift outside the Norwich building. * Tom G shared there are paper printers (no, not 3D printers) available for members for a $30 donation to the Space. See Tom G. Printers are at Norwich, just west of the metal shop. *Nerdy derby and the need for scrap wood. Leave the wood at Lenox marked for the nerdy derby. *EGG DROP competition:** scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th. At Norwich 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
    • 2 categories
      • #1 Build from hack rack before meeting. Building is open from 6 to 7PM day of the competition.
      • Build for the next 2 weeks using whatever you would like.
      • More rules to be announced as people think of them.
      • Stay tuned!

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests
  • Begin Tour

What Did We Talk About

Project Updates

  • Tim C: 1st product to market - light for working under cars
    • Shared his first prototype and the final product
  • Lincoln: made a nice mid century modern birdhouse
  • Jake: Made 2 stainless steel tables in the welding area
  • Marcus: moved dust collector outside
  • Dan J and Tim C: new struts holding up vent stack to paint room
  • Wally J: has cherry sticks from the Zero brand refrig handles for members

Guest introductions

  • 17 guests
  • Tim C and Alden gave the tour
  • Bill R and Chris T signed up 8 new members


  • Bill and Bobby Coon - updating the leather working area
  • Jake for making the tables
  • Jake, Marcus, Tom G, Dan G: getting the dust collector outside the building and ready for install.
  • Mike T: helped Dan L with his radio
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