Regular Member Meeting 2014 09 09

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Time and Location

September 9, 2014
Called to order at ______ by ______
Members present:
Members remote:
Others present:
Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Regular Member Meeting 2014 08 12


  • Dan Barlow - Identifying and obtaining better laser tube.
  • Julia "juri" Longtin - Bringing much needed funding to HacDC equipment.

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for August 2014: File:HacDC Financials 2014 08.pdf. We gained Celeste, Enrique, and Phillip as new members. We lost Ruben Duque, Elizabeth Smith, Dan Koestler, and Bjorn Westergard. We have 44 dues-paying members in good standing, 7 dues-waived members, and 2 members who are behind on dues.

Project Awesome

Here is the Project Awesome spreadsheet for August: File:HacDC PA Projects-2014 08.pdf.

Secretary's Report

I purchased a house this past Wednesday, so I'm busy and not at HacDC tonight.

I updated the members@ list with the latest regarding the HackDC situation. I will continue to pursue this issue as discussed with the rest of BoD.

The OpenPGP Card group order has arrived. I will bring the cards/readers to the Cryptoparty for people to collect their share. If you need it sooner, you'll need to schedule with me.

I have new signs for the bathrooms, but since I haven't been to the space in over two weeks I haven't had a chance to put them up. Next time I'm there I'll get them installed.

I also made ten copies of the space key, because we ran out last month, but as I haven't been to the space they're not in the BoD locker yet.

While I'm buying stuff for my house, I'll also pick up a replacement door handle for the pirate bathroom.

If there's anything else, you can call me up, but my phone currently gets no service in my new basement so don't be offended if I don't pick up, it probably means my phone didn't ring.

Director-at-Large Reports

Project Awesome Reports

Project LASER


We basically blew off yet another sprint last month because I was busy with the Crab-B-Q. (By the way, you can totally cook crabs in a smoker.)

We are slacking and we really need to pull it together soon. I'm just having trouble making time for things.



Have a ~$50 receipt for various screws purchased from Fastenal, mostly for the optical table.


For lack of incoming funding, the project coordinator (mirage335) feels that any purchase made from these funds must be well planned.


Member Reports



Finally designed the OpticalTableRobot. Similar to the FlexReplicator, supports multiple tools simultaneously. However, this platform is far more rigid (absolute accuracy expected to be <2um across the ~8'x4' work area). Surprisingly, it is also cheaper than a FlexReplicator, thanks to the free table and extrusions.

Julia Longtin has successfully sought investors, and plans to use the robot to manufacture large car parts.

Old Business

New Business

New Members


Adjourned at _______ by _________