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January 6th, 2014


  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. New Business
  5. Old Business
  6. Member Reports
  7. Adjournment



Member Attendance

Steven H. Martin B. Scott H. Sarah S. Shaw T. Mark C. Daniel D. Sean A. Mike B. Lisa L. Geoff T. Peter R. Jeff C. Hayley D. Bill C. Darren B.

5 first-time Visitors

Sean - Saw the Bullitron Beck - Museum of Life and Science Gamer’s Night

Consent Agenda

Officer Reports


Please remove your personal items from the space until we come up with a storage solution for personal projects.

Our lease at the old space ends January 15.

Internet is up in the new space with the same SSID and password.

Looking at improved access methods (RFID) so we don’t have the same issues with theft.


Proposes we can subsidize the main space by renting space in the ballroom to members for extra storage.

The wood shop has remained very clean since we moved in, but one person had left a mess on the surface. Proposes we use dollies or other storage to keep the tools beneath the work surfaces.


Report for 12/03/14 to 01/06/15

  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 01/06: $7401.66 available
    • WePay balance as of 01/06: $100
    • Square balance as of 01/06/15:$0
    • Total balance as of 01/06: $7501.66

  • December-January's income:
    • WePay - $1510.35
    • BB&T Deposits - $153.26
    • Square: $131.28
    • Total: $1794.89

Note: We had a few members pay for multiple months' membership and some with back dues in December, so this number reflects that.

  • December-January's expenses:
    • Snow Building Last Months's Rent: $1,500
    • 1st Month's Rent and Deposit at UDI: $2433.29
    • Rackspace:$16.54
    • Total: $3949.83

  • Income - expenses = $1794.89-$3949.83 = -2154.94
  • Maintenance fund ($201.01 + $0) = $201.01
  • Tool fund ($0 + $2738.49) = $2738.49 (we were not net positive, so did not add to the Tool or Maintenance Fund, this number was the number from last month)

We also have an outstanding check to UDI for January rent for $1560.85 that has been sent but not cashed. After that check clears, we will have $5940.81. Which gets us close to our 3 month rent buffer ($4682.55) that we wanted to be cognizant of.

PLUS! We had almost no moving expenses besides rents because:
1. Internet is free at UDI!
2. Donations of materials (boxes, shelving, lockboxes) and labor on moving days! Many thanks! Especially to Christopher Bumgarner who saved our backs and our cars by borrowing a big work truck!

Public Relations

Proposes updating the main web page.

If you have projects, Daniel will take photos or videos to document it.

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports

    • Scott Hall

Working on fundraising; contacting Northern Tools, Radio Shack, IBM, Lenovo.

There’s still stuff at the old space that needs to be moved. Proposes Saturday to move raw materials.

Hope to have the electronic workspace up in about a week and a half.

    • Member Comments

Hayley recommends we put our tool list on the Wiki to attract visitors.

Mark C. recommends we get the security system sorted before we advertise tools.

Member Reports

Steven H.

Working on the CNC lathe. Waiting on a larger spindle shipped from the UK so we don’t have to use adaptor plates.

Jeff C.

Should have the Lulzbot and Replicator running soon.

Reintroduces concept of adopting spaces to keep them clean. Volunteers to keep the 3D printer and cutter space clean.

Converting one old scroll saw to a hot wire cutter. Need a model train transformer or dimmer switch. Scott H has one.


Dismembership system.

RFID access for side door and suite door.

Donating iPac to the cabinet.

Peter R.

Phone is patched into the main room so people can call us.

Plans to bring the old 1940s oscilloscope to the Scrap Exchange. If someone wants it, take it before it goes.

Martin B.

Would be very nice to have a flyer for the space.

Shares a policy that works in labs where a note with a cell phone number that you answer to prevent things from being moved.

Jeff C.

The lock picking box now has about 20 graded locks and a decent set of picks. Start with the 1 pin and work up to the 6 pins.

Has laser cut more Splat Space tags. Take them if you can distribute them.

Stanford Biomedical finally shipped the Foldscope beta kit: foldable paper microscopes with tiny lenses and a smartphone mating system. ATX hackrrspace in Austin has already started tweeting images. If you have great ideas for what to use them for, please share them.