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July 2nd, 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



4 new people tonight.

Voting members present:

  • Jeff C.
  • Darren B.
  • Shaw T.
  • Jon S.
  • Mike B.
  • Peter R.
  • Pete S.
  • Mark C.
  • Joe D.
  • Phillip R.

Non voting members present:

  • James P.
  • Heather S.

Consent Agenda

  • Give associate members voting rights in the space; continue to reserve key access for full membership

Officer Reports


Consent agenda includes a proposal to extend voting rights, but not access rights to associate members. Call for discussion on this point.

The Durham library system has suddenly realized they want to host Scratch classes. I'll attend a meeting this month with a new group on a library about planning these events.



  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 07/01: $10040.06 available
    • WePay balance as of 07/01: $0.00
    • Total balance as of 07/01: $10040.06

  • This month's income:
    • WePay - $1365.00
    • BB&T Deposits - $114.25
    • Total: $1479.25

  • This month's expenses:
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - $950.00
    • Velleman - $39.23 (this was a special order, Scott has the cash which we need to get from him)
    • Total: $989.23

  • Income - expenses = $490.02
  • Maintenance fund ($195.45 + $20) = $215.45
  • Tool fund ($1825.35 + $245.01) = $2070.36

21 current voting members, 9 present. Quorum of 6 is met.

Reminder to the group about wiki spam cleanup. Please send Pete S. your wiki username for the whitelist.

Public Relations

There's a wiki page collecting suggestions for our web site rebuild. Please visit the wiki page if you have suggestions. The address was sent to the mailing list.

New Business

Single consent agenda item: passes 10 to 0 to permit associate members voting rights.

Old Business

Member Reports

Phil R.

Got an interesting e-mail after his article about hackerspaces was printed in Info World, thanking him for explaining what a hackerspace does. The correspondant now understands what her husband and son do when they

Darren B.

Building an automated chicken door for the coop. Explained the door closure mechanism which prevents the door from being pried up from the bottom. Harbor Freight had cordless drills with batteries and chargers for $10.

Joe D.

Building a miniature version of Anna's photo share booth. The enclosure will be smaller and portable. Anyone interested in working on that should contact Joe.

Also looking for help with running Linux on PowerPC G4 and G5s.

Shaw T.

Drew's Big Box of Stuff Part III is in the space:

Pete S.

Everyone should have a look at Peter R.'s computer vision project.

Peter R.

Has a video of the PACE project computer vision software. Vessel liquid volumes can be read without multiple pressure sensor tubes and inputs to a microcontroller.