2014-10-22 maker meeting

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Summary

Wednesday October 22nd
Start: 6pm
Finish: 7:05 pm

Location

@the space, 5502 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL

Attending

Mykel, Alvis, member
JC Porras, member
John Rhymes, member
Trae Watson, member
Russell Holcombe, member
Chris Lais, member
Shirley Hicks, member

Agenda

New

  • Upcoming Events
  • Projects
    • New Project - Mykel is proposing to build a 5' x 5' x 7' powder coat oven.
  • Time to shift the electrical account for our space over to our name
  • brighthouse cable internet connection being set up
  • exit signs are to be completed by the electrician this week
  • leak in pipe in rear room floor.
  • no more trash in dumpster until Tuesday, October 28th

Old

  • Upcoming Events
    • Woodlawn HS Dias de los Muertos event on Cornerstone lawn between DISCO & Regions bank, Saturday, November 1 - proposed RMM participation
  • Projects
    • Computer Lab update
    • Fiber Lab update
    • Rear Update
  • Maker Movie report
  • Request for nominations for Lab Hosts - Fiber Lab, Shape Lab, Computer Lab 2.0 - until November 1st.

Minutes

New

  • Upcoming Events
  • Projects
    • New project - Mykel is proposing to build a 5' x 5' x 7' powder coat oven, in addition to a portable paint booth. Likely to take 3 - 4 months, once rear workshop space is usable.
  • Electrical in our name
    • Time to set up the account in our name. Will require deposit equivalent to two months estimated usage.
    • Set up approved by membership present at meeting.
  • Insurance and city fire code compliance - new exit signs installed, just have to be connected. Final connections to be done by Myles the electrician.
    • Membership present approved the purchase of new fire extinguishers for the space.
  • Internet connection from Brighthouse Cable being set up.
  • leak in pipe in rear room floor.
    • Trae and Mykel have attempted to contact the landlord multiple times for help dealing with this. No response.
    • The concern is that the leak is causing the floor to swell. Mykel to get silicon tape to re-tape until landlord makes repairs. *work day thursday?
  • No more trash in dumpster until Tuesday, October 28th - we've filled it with plaster debris.

Old

  • Upcoming Events
    • Woodlawn HS Dias de los Muertos event on Cornerstone lawn between DISCO & Regions bank, Saturday, November 1 - proposed RMM participation.
    • Ella Smith is organizing RMM's participation, which will most likely involve showing The Clever Girl, with her chase T-rex, Alison. Ella is looking for assistance with the project, which will either involve dressing Alison for the festival or creating new themed add-on of some sort. Skills needed (or that can be explored) - art, paper mache, sewing(?) Shoot her an email if you are available and interested in helping. This will involve working with community kids.
  • Maker Movie report
    • As part of Birmingham's Design Week & Sidewalk Film Festival's eSeries, MAKER – the Movie was shown at the Red Mountain Theater Caberet space in the basement of Kress building, at 301 19th Street North.
    • Was a good movie - covered the different types of maker spaces, from educational, to the commercial TechShop, to biolabs.
    • Attendance was light - about 30 people.
    • Our own Shawn Peterson was a panelist, along with Bruce Lanier from MAKEBham, and Joe Birdwell from Montgomery's Foomatic space.
    • All who went enjoyed the movie.
  • Exit signs are to be completed by the electrician this week.
  • Cost of materials to deal with current electrical circuit issues (to ensure adequate supply) - est $2,000.00.
  • Nominations for Lab Hosts - Fiber Lab, Shape Lab, Computer Lab 2.0
    • No nominations received to date. Vote to be held during first week of November.

Back Burner

  • Sound room
  • photo lab
  • lab standing rules

Votes

Fire extinguisher purchase approved. 7 yeah, 0 nay.
Switch electrical bill to RMM's name - 7 yeah, 0 nay.