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Meeting #541 Agenda for September 14, 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!
  • 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.

  • Need soda cans for Tom G can crusher at Maker Faire.
    • Pls bring your WASHED cans and place them by the alley door
    • 2 Years ago Tom crushed 1,000 cans. We currently only have ~150 cans.
  • Tom G requested help with welder board.
  • Tom G also needs help from electrical engineer

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

  • Jeff M: made 2 cups with a persimmon glaze
  • Mike T: teaching himself Raspberry pi connecting it with GPS for HAM Radio field work.

Guest introductions

  • 13 guests
  • Tim C gave the tour
  • Alden and Bill signed up 7 new members


  • Carl S: moved dirty clay material into a better bin
  • Jeff M: built storage area for glaze materials
  • Tony helped Steve P fix the Z axis on 4 x 8 router
  • Tony and Tom G worked on repairing the compressor and welder.
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