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4-2-2017_general

April Community Meeting Agenda:

DRAFT. If you have an item to add to the agenda, please let an officer know.

NOTE: All community meetings are open to members of the public. Attendance is encouraged! Please bring a potluck item to share.

Date: 2 April 2017

Time:

  • 5:00 pm Pot Luck
  • 6:00 pm Community Meeting

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Education: Darrel Knutson
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
  • Assets: Darren Moody
  • Facilities: John Murray
  • Rental: Darren Moody
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
    • Welding: John Murray
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning

2. Old Business

  • Paul Rosenberg Eagle Scout Project on Earth Day, 4-22-17

3. New Business

  • TBD

Minutes:

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report

Money in the bank, Josh now has access, taxes have been re-submitted

Josh will be ending Paypal, probably May 1st, he will work on announcing details and work out a ways for folks

  • Education: Darrel Knutson
    • Welding class canceled, only 1 registrant
    • Wood wokring class underway
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
    • As of today, 104 active members: 7 associate, 23 student, 74 sustaining. We have 8 renewal overdue, 33 lapsed, 22 new members.
  • Outreach: Charel Morris

In March we participated at the Spring Break festival at the Balloon Museum so a shout out for Troy Ross, Alice Shriver and Craig Goldsmith for taking some of their time and energy to bring both Maker Faire and Quelab to this event.

  • Troy taught a workshop on how to fly a drone.
  • Alice brought in her wonderful take on access through technology
  • And Craig and Kim built something to be interactive and had a great time.
    • Outreach – we have been busy and the invitations keep coming!

1. This next week some people from Albuquerque the Magazine are coming in to do 2 projects that they will photograph for the Magazines newish section Bucket List. We will find out what month they will be targeting this for and let you know.

2. For Saturday May 20th at Hispanic Cultural Center.

The second annual New Mexico Science Fiesta (formerly known as the ABQ STEM Fiesta) will be an exciting way to engage families and celebrate the importance of science and engineering in our communities.

We invite you to join us in providing hands-on activities at the 2017 New Mexico Science Fiesta on Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tiguex Park, in Albuquerque’s Old Town.

This year’s event also kicks off Albuquerque’s “Launch2Learn Summer Adventure Passport”, a program designed to provide connected learning activities across Albuquerque and promote healthy living during the summer months.

3. Monday April 24th at JCC

Patty Meyer, a program from the Supercomputing Challenge ( http://supercomputingchallenge.org/16-17/// )and one of your greatest fans! A few years back I worked at the very first Maker faire and attended a few of your workshops at the old house facility. I have worked with Bandit Gangwere and Drew Einhorn.

I am interested is asking the Quelab to either bring a whiz bang activity or demo up to the JCC in Albuquerque on April 24th from 9-1. We will have this years competing teams (around 200 students from around NM) to view tech demos or participate in an activity. Students would come by in small groups and participate. The other option is to have the students come in small groups down to the QUELAB to do exciting Tech things.

Why QUELAB? We want to expose students to the Maker community resource and get some publication about the QUELAB to the Tech community.

Are you interested? Can you accommodate us?

4. No date set: Cynthia, Nederland, and I'm a high school teacher at technology leadership high school here in Albuquerque. My students are currently taking an introductory class in solid works, and I thought it might be an awesome experience for them to experience class as a school trip excuse me. I was wondering if you could accommodate up to 60 students what days would be best to schedule a field trip if they're time a day that works best weather be in the morning or afternoon also do you by demonstration and are there opportunities for the students to have some hands on experience, so I know lots of questions, but thanks.

  • 5. And I am working on 2 date at the Railyard Market this summer! Maker Faire & Quelab have been represented every year at the Railyard Market and according to them we are the most requested guest artists at the Market!
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
  • Assets: Darren Moody
  • Facilities: John Murray
    • Darren & He fixed the parking lot light
    • We have a 10” table saw for evaluation for for sale
    • Looking at the swamp coolers for ventilation in the shop area
  • Rental: Darren Moody
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
      • All good
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
      • Renovation underway, walls mostly done
      • Both custom lights about ready to install, working on fixing the warped ceiling
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
      • Keep your benches clean, could use help orange tagging the equipment
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
      • A lot of projects sitting around, not properly tagged
      • Don’t use the tools in there for paper, only for fabric
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
      • - still need to order new honeycomb. Josh said he could get me a check – will follow up with him off-list next day or so and get that happening. Way behind.
      • - reorganizing lasercutter room – hoping to do this during next month or so, but my house is under contract and I have to move in May (after 23 years!), so time has been extraordinarily tight.
      • Some repairs this week, with the Z bed
      • Reminder from Adric to focus properly with the block
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
      • Metal shop is operating smoothly.
        No injuries reported.
        The 3-axis CNC Mill is under development
        All other metal working machines are operational
    • Welding: John Murray
      • Red darkroom sink moved to annex in ceramics area
      • Darren donated part of a nice table for the area
      • Dennis & Janus de-cluttered the area
      • Two Lincoln welders - finished estimate, probably $1500 each to fix, so Celeste will email the owner
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning
      • Evaluating the table saw for shop use
      • Rocket club working in the shop
        • Aaron suggested they stow stuff in totes like other members. Gonner
      • Darrel volunteered to be the second in the woodshop
      • Could use new blades for shop tools

2. Old Business

  • Paul Rosenberg Eagle Scout Project on Earth Day, 4-22-17

3. New Business

  • Clean up! We need to schedule a clean up day for the entire area, but particularly the shop area. A reminder to empty the shop vacs & trash cans when you are using them
  • Adric reminded us that the VOIP phones are setup in the space, can set some up where neede/wanted
  • We could use ethernet run into the annex, too.
  • Bandit told us that the Space Cadets are seeking suggestions on storage use in the east attic
  • Bandit talked about the Farmington event, if they want to travel with him
  • Bandit (as head of the Space Cadets) also reminded us that we need a third member-at-large for the Space Cadets

Adjourned @ 6:30 p.m.

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