March 30, 2021

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Previous Meeting: March 23, 2021 Meeting Procedure Next Meeting: April 6, 2021

Time and Place

Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Telecom

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  • Tuesday in-person open house meetings are cancelled for the time being.

Weekly Meeting Agenda


  • Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible
  • The following items are mandatory for all members, guests and others entering our space.
    • Wear a mask at all times in the 2701SG building, even if you have been vaccinated or are otherwise immune to COVID
    • Sign in at the front inner entrance
    • Maintain social distancing
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
    • Sanitize surfaces you come into contact with. Utilize the PPE station
    • Stay away from Hive13 for the prescribed periods of time if you have COVID-19, have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 or have been in a high risk situation or otherwise feel ill
  • Consider coming in at slow times, if you can
  • Please keep in mind - we're responsible for the cleanliness of the space. Please sanitize areas you've been in before leaving and focus on high touch points (light switches, door knobs, etc)

Welcome Guests!

  • About us
  • Introductions
  • What kind of things are you interested in doing/making?
  • How did you hear about us?

Recent Improvements


  • Throwing around ideas to be a part of Blink 2021
  • Wood shop is a disaster waiting to happen.
    • How can we make this less of a trip hazard?
  • Per Ralph; "still need to work out the safety system for the two lasers operating on a single chiller and exhaust system, but i am extremely confident this can be done for <<$100 so I'd like to propose a $500 - "Bring the small laser back to life" vote. If it is looking optimistic at tonight's meeting, I will buy the hardware from Cloudray tonight and hope the vote clears next week


  • AC Update?

Frisbee Round

  • What creative or maker related things have you worked on recently or want to work on?
  • Guests: How did you hear about Hive13? What kind of activities are you interested in?


  • Attendance
  • Lisa C, Kayla L, Dave V, Scott H, Dave S, John C, John O, Ralph B, Maddie V (guest), Jeremy Y, Brad W, Chris D, Jim D, Cyrina T (guest), Coy P, Drew K
  • Guests are from Precious Plastics
    • Really neat concept! Repurposing plastics into items - Cyrina had a pretty neat bowl made from solo cups
  • Recent Improvements
    • RFID is SO close. Team Chris may have it up tonight
    • Schwinn upgraded donated laptops to working state and got them usable
  • Wood shop
    • Clean up after yourselves ya filthy animals. The woodshop makes hella mess. Clean it up. Take out the trash. We shouldn't be patting people on the back for doing the bare minimum
    • (but also, thanks to everyone who is actually cleaning up after themselves)
    • We have material that can be used to solve massive air hose problem, just need someone to do it
    • Cord reels are in process
  • Ralph laser vote
    • Old laser setup was single chiller and single blower = not the most efficient or safe
    • Ralph going to buy things tonight since there's a sale - going to put up for vote ($300)
    • Ralph will keep progress updated in laser slack channel.
    • Also he'll post vote deets
  • AC Fund Drive
    • Whooooooa we're half way there
    • Whooooaaa gonna get some aiiiiir
    • Whoo!! If everyone paid a 13th month of membership, we'd be there!
    • To make a donation - contact Jim
  • Misc
    • Schwinn had started laser material settings at old Hive, got lost in move
      • Brad, Hively and Schwinn interested in reassembling that. Ralph has been in spaces that had a binder full of materials.
      • Having something like this for quick access = peachy