Regular Member Meeting 2014 07 08
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Time and Location
- July 8, 2014
- Called to order at _8PM_ by _Dan Barlow_
- Members present: 12
- Others present: 1
- Quorum met? No.
Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
- Martin, for roof expedition and photographic inspection of roof antenna condition.
- Julia Longtin (aka. juri) and Shawn Wilson (aka. AG4VE) for continued work assembling and commissioning our new 3D printers.
- Dan Barlow, Tommy Johnson, and anyone else involved in bringing us an engine hoist for deploying the optical table.
- Zach, for fixing the large TV.
- Lee & Martin for Field Day planning and antenna raising.
Tommy Johnson would like his engine hoist returned as soon as possible.
Vice President's Report
Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for June 2014: File:HacDC Financials 2014 06.pdf. We did not gain any new members. In May we lost three members: Ann Millspaugh, Griffin Boyce, and Sharad Satsangi. In June we lost Ken Kenworthy and Kasia Whiteis. We have 42 dues-paying members in good standing, 8 dues-waived members, and 4 members who are behind on dues.
Here is the Project Awesome spreadsheet for June: File:HacDC PA Projects-2014 06.pdf. We continue to have to dip into savings to pay our rent, so no dividend this month. :(
HOPE X is coming up. I have a spare bed in my room if you need a place to crash.
We have mesh radios on the roof that might actually be able to connect to things!
Toast is going to come pick up the unused arcade machine.
Project Awesome Reports
Dan cleaned the laser again, printing much better but not perfect. Don't cut particle board!
The ISC published an article recognizing the work we did last year for the grant.
We are working with HARC to mesh-connect the space.
We spent some money on HARC/Byzantium-related equipment for the mesh radios on the roof. Like outdoor-rated Cat 5E STP and connectors. We plan to expense these purchases with PA funds and the remaining grant money.
Lack of new funds comming in is starting to become mildly worrisome. This month's expenses include:
- End mills.
- Labeling tape.
- Magenta ink.
- PLA cartridges.
Considering a chop saw instead of a band saw. Still need to get research done and validated.
Have been extremely busy with tasks hoped to become profitable soon.
Photolithography fab has been scaled up even further to larger high-resolution board. Plans, talent, and supplies have been mobilized towards a simple, automatic PCB fab workstation, with throughput in the range of about a dozen of boards per hour, with full multilayer capability.
SEM work is in progress.
Presidential Suggestion: We have specific projects which get stuff done and we get recognition for. HARC is one such project. It's worth spending a small amount of space to setup a permanent HARC table in the classroom. We are not wasting space, we are spending it wisely on a project that we value.
HARC agrees to not exceed the footprint of the desk that Lee has procured. Vertical growth only, to the limit of 2' from the roof (as required by Fire Marshal.)
We voted in Ed O'Brien as a new member.
Adjourned at _9:26_ by _Dan_