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June 2nd, 2015


  1. Approve draft minutes of the last meeting
  2. Consent Agenda
  3. Officer Reports
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Treasurer
    4. Secretary
    5. Public Relations
    6. At-Large
  4. New Business
  5. Old Business
  6. Member Reports
  7. Adjournment



Member Attendance
  • Shaw T.
  • Sarah S.
  • Peter R.
  • Scott H.
  • Geoffrey T.
  • Mike B.
  • Jeff C.
  • Joe V.
  • Darren B.
  • Allie G.
  • Harvey S.
  • Bill C.
  • Daniel D.
  • Lenore R.
  • Jack H.

Consent Agenda

  • Board Position: President
  • Candidate: Geoffrey Tattersfield

Geoffrey Tattersfield is elected the new president.

Office of vice president is vacant until the next business meeting.

Officer Reports

  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 06/02: $6305.82 available
    • WePay balance as of 06/02: $0
    • Square balance as of 06/02: $0
    • Total balance as of 06/02: $6305.82

  • This month's income:
    • WePay - $640.68
    • Square -$150.02
    • BB&T Deposits - $210
    • Total: $1000.70

  • This month's expenses:
    • UDI Rent - $0 (our rent check has not cleared yet.)
    • Linode - $20
    • Total: $-20
    • Note: June rent had not cleared as of today. It usually clears the 4th of the month

  • Income - expenses = $980.70

    • June Rent has not cleared, adjusted Income-Expenses after rent of $1560.85 = $-580.15

    • As of 6/2:
  • 22/33 Members had paid June Dues
  • 29/33 Members had paid May Dues

    • Member Rolls:
  • Student: 2 ($70)
  • Associate: 9 ($180)
  • Full: 22 ($1100)
    • Total Membership Income (Best Case Scenario): $1350
    • Our Biggest Expense: Rent: $1560.85
    • The Difference $210.85, is about 4 Full Members
Public Relations

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports

  • Jeff C.

For the Lakewood flea market hosted by the Scrap Exchange, there is no sign-up process; show up before 07:00 and spots are assigned in the order you show. Jeff will attend this Saturday.

On 2015-06-08 and 2015-06-09 speaking at the Durham School of the Arts to 8th grade students about 3D design concepts. Other ideas welcome.

Last Sunday met with a visitor from Penn State who is building a makerspace network. Gave her a tour of the space and explained our history and the history of other maker organizations in the area.

  • Scott H.

Teaching an electronics workshop on the afternoon of June 20th. This class is the second in a series of basic electronics. Will send an e-mail to the list so attendees can buy or bring projects to the class.

Motivates us to prepare a hackerspace passport stamp, using the Raptorcorn logo or something similar. Possibly make the passport books on a Saturday craft day?

  • Allie G.

Shows the mini Rocktopus earrings printed from HIPS.

  • Geoffrey T.

Have been hosting the Raspberry Pi meet-up for last several months on Thursdays, but will rename it to something more general to cover other microcontrollers.

At the last meeting used Flask with Flask-Socket.io to control a device through GPIO with a very small amount of code.

Recently got a Nook e-reader and was able to root it easily.

  • Daniel D.

Mentions a program named Jasper for the Raspberry Pi that recognizes voice to control GPIO pins or run other programs.

Starting a weekly project section on the web site to highlight any projects. Simply send the project ideas to the group mailing list.

  • Peter R.

Has SuperCollider running on Raspberry Pi, which is not available from the Raspian repositories. Had to compile from source including dependencies. Can now use OSC to control the Pi over the network.