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Meeting #650. Agenda for Nov. 7, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by Dan at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Nathan made a guitar! I think!
  • Jean made a print by running leaves through a press and then painting over it
  • Kathy made a Medusa mirror out of stained glass
  • Anna made a glow in the dark resin molded item and coaster
  • Nathan made pumpkins in a previous iron pour
  • John made a bunch of 3D printed keychains for Makerfaire and later he will help you print your own if you want
  • Geoff melted some copper from his childhood home into gifts for his parents
  • Hapto made linocuts for patches at Makerfaire and then attempted linocutting wood!

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • John would like to thank Anna and everyone for Makerfaire
  • Callie would like to thank everyone for Makerfaire
  • Anna would like to thank everyone who volunteered for Makerfaire - over 400 hours!
  • Carlin would like to thank Chris K for Nerdy Derby
  • Tracy would like to thank John for helping deliver to Makerfaire
  • Markus would like to thank Dave for helping him cast lead
  • Tim would like to thank stained glass specifically for their presence at Makerfaire
  • Hapto would like to thank Eric for helping solder her project
  • Dan would like to thank Preston and Raymond for their help at Makerfaire

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Geoff L: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah D: BOD
  • Stefan: BOD
  • Tim C: 3D printers champion
  • Mike T: ham radio champion
  • Tim E: stain glass champion
  • Cherie: Leather working champion
  • Brian F: electronics champion
  • Jenn: Welding and Steel Tigerlillies
  • Dave: Welding and casting
  • Faith: Cosplay champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 15 introduced themselves
  • Second-timers: We didn't take count :(

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 at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill C and Tim E.
  • First and third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Check website. Sign up for a month of classes.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Norwich: Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class. On hold pending Bryan's wedding.
  • Most Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's (she/her some of the time) led sculpture collective at Norwich. Making a disco light for Party/ Wood Powder Coating
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please respond to the message on the Members@ Email List to reserve a spot—there are 4 spots per week).
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night. On for this Friday!

* Saturday (monthly) Long Arm Training - Check Members@ email list for dates and time. RSVP at

Special Events

  • Decor and Party Prep 6:30pm Nov 4th
  • Halloween/Makerfaire Wrap Party 7pm Norwich 11/10
  • Next Board meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 6 PM at NORWICH building.
  • MakesGiving scheduled for November 24th. Need a member to lead this important community based program.
  • Next Space Improvement Day, Sunday, 12/6 at BOTH buildings


  • Guests dismissed for tour by

Member Topics

  • Google banned us, ugh! New google groups is up and running. No widespread reports of issues with logins so far.
  • Prusa XLs have arrived! They are cool! 3D printing could use funds so please donate to them!
  • Makerfaire Wrap and Halloween Party! Please help volunteer in a variety of ways!

Safety Note

  • Don't look into the bright light when someone is welding or plasma cutting - it can damage your eyes!

Helpful Hint

  • Do not interrupt or touch someone while operating a tool! Stay back several feet and wait for them to have a pause in their work.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • The fridge rules have been updated and posted to honor the members who are here regularly. Mostly, make sure you label your food before it becomes moldy and squishy.

Member project in-depth

  • Mike T presented his camera project that monitors 3D prints while you're not in the room.
  • He spent $35 total
  • The camera has both day and night vision
  • The camera is accessible via browser link using a username and password.
  • The camera can pan and tilt
  • The camera has a siren you can set off if the printer were to malfunction. He then triggered it for thoroughness.
  • Could be useful for area champions to get one to monitor their areas

Wrap up

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