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Meeting #563 Agenda for February 22, 2022


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
    • Jon D: made an air mattress inflator with a small portable battery
    • George, Tara and Britney: bottle top table with people's flag of MKE as part of it.
    • Jeff M: made hold down with clamps with his 3D printer (circa 2013)
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
    • Jon D is going to be Secretary for 7 weeks
    • Marcus continues to work on the dust collector at Norwich
    • George thanked Bill, Hapto, and Marcus for help with bottle top table and starting his next project
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions
      • Jeff M
      • Bill R
      • Dan J
  • Prospective New Members
    • 8 guests attended the virtual meeting
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint comes from awesome member and former Board member Sarah, aka Hapto:
    • For the laser folks who cut many many tiny pieces and want to keep those pieces–and not lose them down the honeycomb or embark on the mind numbing task of individually picking them up….

The tulle scrap in the lab and the vacuum together make a nice catch all for the pieces you want. Shove about 5 inches (use the center not from the edge!) into the hose and hold the fabric firmly, and vacuum up the itty bitty bits and and when full, turn off the vacuum and transfer to the receptacle of your choice.


    • Most regular events will begin in person with the drop in Covid cases. Please check for messages on the members only google group from the events' hosts.
    • Fusion 360: NEW classes begin next Monday at 7 PM.

Safety Note

  • What do you call a member that asks to be retrained on a machine?
    • A smart, safe member.
    • Not 100% sure…….ASK!

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Before you begin to repair a machine, speak with the Area Champion.
    • It may be their machine.
    • They know the ins and outs of these machines and may save everyone time
    • We are always looking for folks to help with routine maintenance and repairs. We just want to ensure they know what they are doing.
    • The Area Champions will train you how to do maintenance and repairs correctly.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Next week's meeting is in-person at Norwich.
  • Tim C will be holding a 3D Printer repair class.
    • If interested, please post a message to the google group.

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
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