January 19, 2016

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Previous Meeting: January 12, 2016 Meeting Procedure Next Meeting: January 26, 2016


Time: 7:30 PM

Space: Anchor Building, 2929 Spring Grove Ave.


Old business

  • Housekeeping
    • Leave work surfaces clear!
    • Noise Curfew
    • Liability waiver legibility
    • Warden help/suggestions from membership
  • Hive tool tour
    • Mill update
    • CNC update
    • Laser update
    • Gigabot
  • Tool purchases this year
  • Kirk's welding classes
    • Metal Prep and Welding Good Practice (class 1)
    • Cost: $60
    • Offered: Friday 1/22/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    • Saturday 1/23/2016 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    • Advanced Welding Fabrication (class 2)
    • Cost: $50
    • Offered: Friday 1/29/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    • Saturday 1/30/2016 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Library summer program interest
  • 4 votes today, in new business section


Old Business

  • House keeping
    • Noise curfew
      • Midnight to 8am. If you get complaints tell Ryan.
    • Warden suggestions! Email wardens@ -hive domain- if you run across broken tools, want to suggest purchases, etc.
  • Hive tool tour
    • The wishlist includes lots of suggestions for tool purchases! Feel free to add tools there if you want them.
    • Mill update - None
    • CNC router update - Now broken, Coy is working on fixing it.
    • laser update - None
    • Gigabot - Semi-running now! It will not home correctly, see the email on the mailing list before you try to use it.
  • Welding class
    • See blog or mailing list. If you are available to take either class on the two days they offered leave that in the eventbrite purchase. If a class doesn't get more than one person signed up for a day that day will be cancelled.
  • Library summer events
    • Anyone want to volunteer for this? :) Contact Lorin!

New Business

  • Lorin wants to include the Hive in another NSF grant. Gives us street cred for other grants. :)
  • Camp washington business association - Let's discuss it at the board meeting.
  • Power tool drag racing - San Francisco version. Brad is helping, but Jim has to be in Philly that weekend.
  • Brad is thinking of turning the RF-30 in to a manual/CNC mill.
    • If anyone wants to help contribute talk to Brad! A few things were already donated in years past.
    • We should discuss with Paul first, as it is his mill. Possible purchase?
    • Lorin brings up that we should focus on getting proper tools to make sure that the mills stay in good condition (torque wrenches, etc)


  • Ryan - Worked on the shapeoko and a data warehouse that "exploded"
  • Brent - HAM radio
  • Jim - Automatic door opener for his CNC
  • - lorin's student, working with linux
  • Lorin - Been chopping a lot of wood to keep his house warm.
  • John - Here to troubleshoot keycard access
  • Ken - Clearing a path in his garage so the FiOptics guy can get through it.
  • Tiffany - Took a weaving class
  • Mike - Tiffany's worse half, worked on his 3d printer, smoked ribs
  • Bill - Gigabot, BB-8 build
  • Elly - Etsy shop stuff
  • Jon - Tore apart the shapeoko
  • Alec - Has been playing with cambam to eventually use the CNC.
  • Dave L - Finally got his 1932 Gram Blue Streak from Connecticut
  • Greg - Lounge warden, took out the nat. gas pipe that was in the lounge.
  • Andrew - Has been learning how to draw
  • Kevin - Working on his ultimaker, looking in to going to San Fran for power tool drag racing
  • Coy - Order parts for the CNC that he broke, starting getting parts to make a plasma CNC
  • Hodapp - Rendered pig fat in to lard, discovered that suet and tallow are different!