August 2, 2016

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Previous Meeting: July 26, 2016 Meeting Procedure Next Meeting: August 9, 2016


Time: 7:30 PM Space: Anchor Building, 2929 Spring Grove Ave.



  • Leave work surfaces clear!
  • New Noise Curfew - Quiet hours are 10:30pm to 7am until further notice.
  • Liability waiver legibility.
  • Swear at the wardens.
  • Have you checked the wishlist?
  • Shutdown Procedure - Go win the door prize.

Old business

  • People have waaayyy too much stuff at the space. We are going to remedy this at the Saturday cleanup.
  • Pallet racks - Tiffany didn't manage to win any. Where should we look next?
  • Books by the banks - Oct 15th from 10am to 4pm. Did anyone accept this?
  • PTDR - Detroit recap
  • Tuesday talk next week, Tuesday, August 9th is by Brad. The hole truth about drilling.
  • Scroll saw - need to start a vote on this to reimburse Kevin. It was $70.


Old Business

  • Housekeeping - same old same old.
    • Thank you a ton Dustin and Ryan! PTDR was everywhere, and now it is not.
  • Personal storage down here
    • We have a lot of members. If everyone brought down all of their stuff we would have zero room.
    • We are doing a saturday cleanup this coming saturday that is a little more chill. The following saturday is going to be a purge, so take your stuff home! Noon to four both times.
  • Pallet racks
    • Elly wants to have us buy pallet racks within the next two months
  • Books by the banks
    • October 15th
    • Can we try to get them to agree to soldering?
    • Jon and Elly are willing to staff it
  • PTDR recap
    • Went very well. Less busy than last year (possibly because it rained heavily a third of the time?)
    • Got interviewed by make magazine on their twitch channel
    • Got interviewed by Wall Street Journal and a local fox channel
    • A guy hand cranked a turbine to power a racer down the track
  • Next Tuesday Brad is doing a talk on more advanced knowledge of drilling
  • Scroll saw vote going up to day. $70 to reimburse Kevin/Ryan and $20 to buy a lot of blades for it.

New Business

  • Elly: Email from the white house, Senior Advisor for Making
    • Asked for some info about our space (how many members, how large of a space, etc)
  • Elly: Board meeting coming up on August 8th @ 7:30pm
  • Jon: Open finances
    • This has been brought up before, but some people had concerns about people seeing that and trying to come in and spend it
    • We will likely need to provide finances at some point due to our non profit status
    • No one besides Jim knows how much money we have which leads to people saying "we are spending too much and won't have any money in the bank"
    • Guy from another space has seen an issue with that when people noticed a particular area getting more funding than other areas
  • Brad: Brad's son wants to do a talk on Blender soon
  • Coy: Spindle/disc sander
    • Coy wants to know if the hive wants to purchase it for $350
    • Elly wants to get rid of some of the other sanders if we purchase this one
    • Nancy brought up that swapping one of the sanders from wood to metal working


  • Elly - First meeting as president! Continuing to move in to the new apartment so has some woodworking projects for that. Lots of hive stuff.
  • Ryan - PTDR, first meeting as secretary, wants everyone to know that he will be missing at least one meeting every month.
  • Greg - New COO! We have some open warden positions. Speak to Greg in person if you are interested.
  • Kyle - Helped with PTDR, loved it!
  • Dustin - Fab lab warden, recovering from PTDR
  • Dave L - Has been out of town a lot working on cars and many other projects
  • Coy - Hasnt' done much this week
  • Hodapp - Final exams
  • Parker - No final exams or anything for that matter.
  • Nancy - Went to mid ohio for indy cars, thinks the people who went to PTDR had more fun, working on house
  • Steve - Went to his first indy race, had a lot of fun
  • Gabe - Replaced the battery in his laptop and tried to roast coffee beans at home
  • Chris - Has been around before with Nancy
  • Will - Not yet a member, working on aquarium projects, got his kegerator up and running. Fun fact: the egg carrying part of a fridge is structural.
  • John - Was in Pittsburgh racing solar cars
  • Brad - PTDR, had a lot of fun, got to drive the truck up there and back. Wants to actually making something on the mill and lathe.
  • Alex - PTDR, put drawers in his kitchen cabinet.
  • Jon - Moved more stuff around at the apartment, cleaned one of the ACs down here, turned the dirt room vent fan in to a Snuffleupagus.