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March 1st, 2011


  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
  4. Member Reports
  5. New Business
  6. Adjournment



  • Lenore Ramm
  • Marck Corzine
  • Jeff Crews
  • Peter Reintjes
  • JC Sackett
  • Alan Dipert
  • Justis Peters
  • Mike Broome
  • Lisa Lorenzin
  • Ashley Dipert
  • Darren Boss


Consent Agenda

  • Nothing

Officer Reports

  • Last month we consented to creation of a policy document, but no work has happened on it.
    • Over the next month, I'd like to put it together.
    • It could be a nice packet that gives new and current members everything they need to get the most out of membership
  • Lightning Talks: Huge success! Big thanks to everyone.
    • Need reminders to NOT TALK DURING TALKS.
    • Food signup
      • Three sets of Pita chips, little else.
    • Lots of new faces; it's incredible how well known we're getting in the area. We need to keep up the good work!
      • Inviting people in, hosting talks, and providing and event-space for like-minded groups
  • Intro to electronics class, coming up this Saturday: http://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/16724170/
  • The Winston-Salem Hackerspace is a go
    • Had a phone call with Neil Underwood, Winston-salem hackerspacist
      • They found a space for $180/mo!
      • They're interested in allying with us, and operating under the same name.
          • We need to investigate the pros and cons of an NC hackerspace umbrella org.
            • Pros: Sharing insurance, sharing 501c3 stuff
            • Cons: Lot of work, is it worth it?
            • We can always just point other hackerspaces to our resources.
          • Would this be less than it's worth? any pitfalls? ways it would be great?
          • This moved to wiki pages.
  • Down with the idea of resource sharing between NC hackerspaces.
  • Thinks this is the year that Raleigh is likely to start its space.
  • Hackerspaces global call in this Saturday at 4pm.
    • Chance to build the global community.
  • Extremely slow progress made on all online transactions
    • BB&T requires more costs than expected
      • $150 signup and $10 a month
  • Paypal: $1834.96, balance forward of ~$940
  • BB&T: $592.61, balance forward of ~$400
  • Reiteration of spam issues on wiki.
    • Best to sign up now, in case the wiki does need to be locked down.
Public Relations
  • No press release for the Lightening talks, more people
    • Is press release worth it?

Old Business

  • No old business

New Business

Move payment process etc to BB&T
  • It will cost $150 up front, and $10 recurring monthly
    • $150 up front includes Authorize.net, which works with our donated Spreedly
  • The treasurer will send out notes on how to transfer everything all over once it is set up.

Member Reports

Jeff Crews
  • Made a 3rd screen for screen printing
    • White is a very difficult color to screen print
  • At the restore, Jeff Crews found Thermafax overhead projectors
    • If they are still there, he will pick them up tomorrow.
  • Fablab is still on
    • 20 emails on the subject
    • Truck arrives March 14th or 15th
    • 3 hour slots, some of which are open to the public.
      • Times will be posted here
      • They're are partner windows, if Splatspace is interested in being partners
      • Talk to Jeff about figuring out volunteering
    • If nothing else happens on this, it will be here for at least 2 weeks
Justis Peters
  • Mindstorm was cool.
    • Not as much turnout as expected.
    • Did well at the event.
    • Kids really loved the event, thought it was great.
    • Great chance of connections and cross pollinations.
      • Mentoring. Robot camp. Other fun.
  • Sparkcon happens every September in Raleigh (15th-18th)
    • Opensource celebration of Arts and Creativity
    • Fayettville gets shut down.
    • Justis is involved in organizing it again.
    • Would love to see other members there.
    • Cyberspark again (looking at Makerspark, Netspark or something)
    • Looking for people who do video mapping, projection, &c, to work with sculptors.
    • Maker showcase
      • Best of Cyberspark oriented bits of Makerfaire


  • Adjourned at 7:46 pm