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Meeting #540 Agenda for September 7, 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

  • * This week's helpful hint is from “Top Tips” from the 50th edition of MAKE Magazine
    • YouTube is great, but don’t watch related videos! Watch what you came for and then get the hell out of there. You’ll be able to build an airplane with the time you save!


  • 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

  • Today's safety note is from Board member Marcus S:
    • First Aid kit at Norwich building is hung between the Women's and Men's rooms on the main floor.
    • The eye wash station is at the sink directly across the aisle from the First Aid kit.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Today's RULE comes from our Leather Working Area Champion Adam:
    • When working on the 4×8 table in the leather working area (in the east room at the Lenox building) or on the granite block, NEVER use dyes, paints or anything that can stain. These materials easily transfer to the leather being worked on that table and can ruin a person's project.

Member Topics and Announcements

* 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.

* CERAMICS AND CERVEZAS every Wednesday.

  • The goal being to rebuild our ceramics community.
  • BYOB and enjoy.

* 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.

*Adrian: discussed 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

  • Hapto made the dress she wore.
  • Jake discussed weld current set up, sanding belt table and power to everything. Got help from Dan, Marcus, Ken and Bill
  • DanJ: fixed wall where car backed into it at Norwich.

EGG Project: * Dan J: used a bunch of stuff off the hack rack * Jake: foam and gonad * Dan L: TP and electrical tape

  • Balloons with egg in it

* Mrs L: foam, gel toothpaste * Mike T: pop corn which expired in fall of 2016 * Bob R: huge glider with egg in the cockpit * Dan G: egg in foam * Hapto: string theory and a bunch of other stuff

Guest introductions

  • 8 guests
  • Tim C gave the tour
  • Bill R signed up 3 new members


  • Joe and Joe: cleaned the cabinets and helped update Bridgeport
  • Many folks that shared Halloween props and materials with Faith
  • Hapto thanked everyone that helped her get close to moving into her house
  • David and John for working in the woodshop
  • Bill Williams for helping to get machines close to working in woodshop.
  • Sarah got Mark glass beads to try out in sand table
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