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** offer of the the possibility of housing their powder 3D printer at HacDC in order to experiment with alternative powder/binder media. Alternatively, hosting HacDC's 3D printer community of interest for a day of brainstorming/experimentation on alternative media for that printer.
** offer of the the possibility of housing their powder 3D printer at HacDC in order to experiment with alternative powder/binder media. Alternatively, hosting HacDC's 3D printer community of interest for a day of brainstorming/experimentation on alternative media for that printer.
* Alberto on (e)merge Art Fair and HacDC's Brad B helping build a visualization for it which will be branded with HacDC's logo.
* Alberto on (e)merge Art Fair and HacDC's Brad B helping build a visualization for it which will be branded with HacDC's logo.
* Absent member [[user:katie|Katie]]...
** participated in [http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en/event/DIY-GM-workshop-08_08 a build-your-own-Geiger-counter workshop] at [http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en Tokyo Hackerspace] on Monday night. She now has a simple working Geiger counter, consisting of a [http://freaklabs.org/index.php/Blog/Store/Announcing-the-Freakduino-Chibi-An-Arduino-based-Board-For-Wireless-Sensor-Networking.html Freakduino] motherboard, a [http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en/blog/tokyo-hackerspacerdtn-geiger-shield-dev-history NetRAD shield] daughterboard, and a SBM-20 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger%E2%80%93M%C3%BCller_tube Geiger–Müller tube] for sensing radiation. ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/missioncontrol/6025070774 photo])
** found a four-story ham radio gear store in Akihabara! ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/missioncontrol/6025526072 photo])
** reports that [http://www.hackersonaplane.info/hackers-for-japan/ Hackers on a Plane 9.0: Hackers for Japan] brings hackers to Japan this November, with a bargain of a presale price at US$1337. Check it out.


== Old Business ==
== Old Business ==

Revision as of 03:43, 9 August 2011

Note: This page serves as the 2011-08-09 Member Meeting's agenda (before the meeting) and minutes (after the meeting).

Time and Location

August 9, 2011

Meeting called to order at by:

Members Present:

Others Present:

Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Regular Member Meeting 2011 07 12

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report (Tim Slagle)

Here is the July 2011 financial summary: File:HacDC Financials July 2011.pdf

We came out a bit ahead in July due to additional member donations, the robotics class ($200), and $344 in cash collected from the tip jar. Membership revenue are still $600 short of our expenses so thanks to the generous members who are chipping in extra. We ended July 2011 with a reserve of about 2.5 months expenses.

In July, we had 43 paying members, three non-paying members, added two new membership subscriptions (Bjorn Westergard & Stephen Beuttel), and lost one member (Alan McCosh). Shahar Goldin also reactivated his subscription and chipped in for a missing month, so thanks and sorry for announcing his departure prematurely!

I found we were paying $6/mo for a fax service we were no longer using, so I cancelled it. We should have a plan for asynchronously receiving faxes - Google Voice?

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports

Toast

Brad B

Member Reports

  • Alberto on Smithsonian Institution's 3D Imaging Lab's:
    • loan of a CNC mill to HacDC. Call for volunteers to transport it, if necessary.
    • offer of a 1-hour tour of the 3D Imaging Lab for HacDC members, and
    • offer of the the possibility of housing their powder 3D printer at HacDC in order to experiment with alternative powder/binder media. Alternatively, hosting HacDC's 3D printer community of interest for a day of brainstorming/experimentation on alternative media for that printer.
  • Alberto on (e)merge Art Fair and HacDC's Brad B helping build a visualization for it which will be branded with HacDC's logo.
  • Absent member Katie...

Old Business

New Business

New Members

Adjournment

Adjourned at: