December 17, 2013
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|Previous Meeting: December 10, 2013||Meeting Procedure||Next Meeting: January 7, 2014|
Time: 7:30 PM
- Security camera setup
- T-shirts--design was sent out to list, email Ian if you want one
- Table Saw Search
- No meeting next week (Christmas Eve!)
- Mike (secretary)--looking more into DIYbio workshop
- Hodapp (m)--fermenting radishes
- Hutch (m)--working on making 2 stepper motors work together
- Nancy--(m)--was internet "fasting"
- Brad--new member--making magnetic pulsar
- Jason--(m)--roleplaying games
- Andy--guest, greenhouse designer, visiting the hive
- Brandon AKA Shadoxx (m)--bought a domain, and setting up website
- Jordan (m)--dealing with pre-holiday stuff
- Craig--Board member--has been developing google glass, playing with bitcoins
- Bill (m)--replaced a cadillac transmission on the side of the interstate
- Dave (m)--installed car radio system
- John--(m)--working on woodworking safety
- Ryan (m)--continuing sourcing parts for CNC router
- Coy (m)--creating VMs and webservers
- Jon (m, COO)--helped run camera wiring
- Ian (el presidente)--wired some security cameras and more
Updates on table saw search?
- John--Indianapolis table saw on Craigslist seems like a good buy, some other craigslist sellers have not responded.
- It's up on the wiki if you want to see specs.
- Table saw was $850.
- Some discussion of table saws followed
- Clarified that Sawstop is a certain brand of saw, with nice safety features (stops itself when it encounters finger)
- Ian talked to Sawstop--they will probably give us a discount as a nonprofit.
- Ian will contact them to find out how much
- Ryan--used Sawstops are hard to find
- Sawstops come at a price premium , probably $4K plus. Significantly more than the proposed $1K table saw budget.
- Jason showed a sawstop video.
More Discussion of Sawstop followed.
- How sensitive is it? Will it cut wet wood? etc
- Ian--there is no savings in insurance with the SawStop.
- Jon--Safety is great, but also consider that we could get a nicer saw in all other respects for a lower price.
- Dave--Shop tool committee should have more clear directions. What is the price point?
- Ian--if you want to be on the Shop Tool Committee Email List, please sign on! 
Discussion was ended, with more discussion by interested individuals after meeting.
- Recap--Mike is interested in setting up a DIYbio workshop, using Genomikon kit to let participants engineer a colorful bacteria
- This would probably be ~$500 to set up. $30 per parcicipant. Are enough people interested to make up the cost?
- Just a few people raised hands.
- Dave--more explanation of what this is/the purpose would be helpful
- Mike would like to do a January "2nd Tuesday" talk on this subject
- No meeting next week--Xmas Eve
- Ian--more camera cables were run this week, there will be more camera setup Friday evening if u want to help
- Ian--hive shaped cookie press is in progress
- T-shirts--check your mail, send a message to ian if you want one. He will send you the online order site.
- Joe--is the hive still looking for a spindle sander?
- Yes! We may end up buying it.
- Andy--has a wood lathe but no room to set it up, may set it up at the Hive.