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Meeting #633 Agenda for July 11, 2023


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Norwich.

Member Project Updates

  • Tim: Glass shrimp; Anna: D 'n' D Erasable character sheet; Dave: Cast iron doodle bowls; Mike T.: Matt D., ham operator new tech.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Preston: Raymond and Tim TAs at last turtle class; Guy: Preston for teaching how to sandblast; Kathy L., Gaylen for showing 3D printer technique.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim
  • Callie
  • Mike T.
  • Anna
  • Rosie , Neon teacher
  • Stephan
  • Jon
  • Dave, casting
  • Preston

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 18
  • Second-timers: 3

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every second Sunday, 3 p.m., Lenox, Guardians of the Good Scissors sewing collaborative.
  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design/CAM class with Carl S. Starting next month will alternate between beginning and advanced class.
  • Even Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Paint Room/Spray Gun training with John K. May move to once-a-month, Saturday's. See message board.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: PAUSED UNTIL JEFF GETS BACK. Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Last Wed. of month, 6 p.m. the best Cerveza and advanced class.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup. Iron is a month off.
  • Wednesdays from 6pm-8 pm Bytes & Beers Arduino class with Bryan F. This week: Hang out.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich.
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7 pm, Lenox: 3D printer Basics Training. Bring a laptop with Prusa slicer.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP)
  • Second and Third Friday of Each Month at 6:00pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. This week: Beginner class

Special Events

  • Board meeting July 20, 6-8 p.m.
  • Tile and bowl cast iron workshop. $7 for 3×3, $15 for 5 x 5 or bowls for more. Contact Dave.

Safety Note

  • Don't rush. If you are the first person in Makerspace history to get an injury resulting in an ambulance run to the E.R., that would be bad on many levels. We love your safety. Don't rush.

Helpful Hint

  • The Makerspace has good equipment for threading and tapping, so if you want to make something that involves screwing one piece of metal into another, we can do that in the machine shop.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • All tools and supplies must be returned to their correct storage as soon as you are done using them.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Tim is looking for a co-president, onboarding for poss step-up
  • Woodshop support tshirts for $25
  • 2 pm this Sunday Casting workshop
  • Friday is game night, Norwich
  • Friday forge friday 6 pm
  • Stephan: Bike maint. class TBD. Contact Stephan.

Wrap up

  • Tours with:
  • Sign-ups: BOD
meetingagenda/2023-07-11.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/12 01:13 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan