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May 7th, 2013


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



Proposal to complete the ballot before doing the full meeting. Accepted.

4 new people tonight.

Consent Agenda

Officer Reports


I got confirmation from the Durham Library that there is time enough for us to put together a children's Scratch day. On May 18 at the East Regional from 2-4 PM there will be a Scratch programming workshop in the children's area. Looking for volunteers to help.

About three weeks ago we learned that Lulzbot was giving away a 3D printer to a space with the best story. We submitted our entry and SplatSpace is one of the winners! Many thanks to Daniel Davis.

  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 05/17: $8499.19 available $8301.19 posted
    • WePay balance as of 05/17: $25.00
    • Total balance as of 05/17: $8524.19

  • This month's income:
    • WePay - $855.00
    • BB&T Deposits - $300
    • Total: $1155.00

  • This month's expenses:
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - $950.00
    • Total: $950.00

  • Income - expenses = $205.00
  • Maintenance fund ($155.45 + $20) = $175.45
  • Tool fund ($1534.41 + $102.50) = $1636.91

Mike and I met with Malcolm White from Self Help Credit Union. Self Help does not own any buildings that would meet our needs, but if we have any questions about finding properties, he's worth contacting again. He suggested we get together and walk the downtown area and make notes of properties that look good.


Final call for candidates for President. Announces voting procedure (paper ballots plus box).

Public Relations

New Business

On the ballot for President:

  • Jeff Crews
  • Peter Reintjes

Elections by paper ballot started at 7:35. Absentee voting by phone open from 7:30 to 8:30.

100% of the paper ballots counted by Shaw at 7:38, audited by Darren. Two absentee votes are relayed via phone.

Final vote tally as of 8:35:

Candidate Paper Phone Total
Jeff Crews 14 2 16
Peter Reintjes 1 0 1

Jeff Crews is our new President.

Old Business

Member Reports


Bar Camp is going on a week from this Sunday. It's entirely volunteer-organized. I'm recruiting volunteers to work that day. See me if you're interested. Ask me why Bar Camp is so cool. It is on NC State Centennial Campus in Engineering Building II.

Scott Grandis will be doing a workshop at SparkCon to teach kids how to write code. I'd love for people to get involved and influence it.

I just finished Computational Photography, a 5 week course from Coursera, which I recommend. The class is a mix of image processing and computer vision to do neat things.


The summer session at Durham Tech Community College is starting soon. Several space members have taken welding classes.


We're developing a photo booth that runs off a Raspberry Pi that posts pictures to Facebook for a university class. Looking for people to contribute to the project if you know Python.


I have been investigating a site HabitRPG (http://habitrpg.com), which gamifies tasks you want to improve by.


Recommends a cool app called Skywatch, a starfinding application for iPad and Android.