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Meeting #644. Agenda for Sept. 26, 2023


  • Call to order at 7

Member Project Updates

  • Brandt H.: Dustwork going up in east room for lasers. Carl: Fusion 360 key design, 3D printed. Ann: Wall of hexes 3d printed for tool organizer. Hapto: Pretty colored lights box. Tim: Silk screen inuendo shirt. Kathy L.: Quilts for auction (Which opens Oct. 5).

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Bill Tim help organizing.
  • Brandt: New electric whips.
  • Anna: Brandt, and Paul S for laser expansion.
  • Stephan and John help with hackrack.
  • Tim: (Something).
  • Jon: Hapto, Brandt: Trimming tree on power box.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, Jon, Carl, Tim, anna, Bill C., Andrew, (vac fmr) goeff, hapto

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: n= 20
  • Second-timers: n= 7

Events for 2023


  • 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.
  • Most Tuesdays: Maker Faire planning meetings, 6 p.m., same building as regular Tuesday meeting.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: stained glass training with Bill Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Last Wed. of month, 6 p.m. May be CANCELLED This week. Check website.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area.
  • This Wed.: Rummage sale sign making. Come help Anna.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class. No class this week.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich. Come make small project.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP). Skipping this week because of Board meeting.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

Special Events

  • Woodshop fundraiser Auction item due date. (Auction live Oct. 5.)
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Ann, Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. before public meeting to help plan and be involved.
    • Is volunteers signup accessible via QR shown at meeting.
  • Sept. 30, Maya: Yarn Bombing linking party, fundraiser for efforts to support displaced LGBT youth.
  • Tim: You can add your calendar to your phone.


  • Guests dismissed for tours. To regroup later. Brandt and Anna.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Wood shop art auction still collecting things through the 8th of Oct. Kathy: Need not be MS project.
  • Makerfaire Nov. 4-5. MS booth, nerdy derby booth. Need volunteers for both. Use QR code to sign up. MS will buy dinner.
  • Discord: Join it. Better than Google groups.
  • Tim: Will be fundraiser for giant Prusa 3D printers.

Safety Note

  • Be careful around electricity.

Helpful Hint

  • Please turn off the lights if no one is working in an area.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • See the new 'fridge rules.

Member project in-depth

  • Kathys: Deep dive on Auction, how it will work, etc.
  • Doug P: Visitor from Boston Makerspace and short-term member: Compendium of projects and art, including much from Burning Man.

Tim Rules Project

  • Tim working on compendium of well-defined rules.

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up.
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