Regular Member Meeting 2015 10 13

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Time and Location

October 13th, 2015.
Called to order at xxxx pm by xxxx
Members present:
Members remote:
Others present:
Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes


  • Mirage planned out the new space layout in good detail.
  • Mirage, Dan, Don and Enrique helped clean up the front basement room in preparation to move workshop equipment down there.
  • Mirage built the shelves at the new space with help form Nick, Bobby and Enrique.
  • Dan and Enrique went out to Community Forklift to look for building materials for the new space and basement.
  • Enrique facilitated a lockpicking class attended by 17 students and 3 instructors from TOOOL.
  • Julia has been keeping the space open, greeting guests and answering the phone during business hours.
  • Julia has been relentlessly representing HacDC at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market weekly.
  • Don spearheaded moving stuff out of the old space into the new space and basement.

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Top priority is to get all our equipment back online.

NetPLC has long been fully ready to replace the old occupancy sensor, as well as provide RFID/IoT physical access control. Our current space has a wooden door frame. Now we just need to install the electronic door strike.

Shelf screws joining the back posts are known to withstand ~150lbs each. Please do not approach that limitation until additional 2x4s have been added.

Moving went surprisingly well. We still have valuable resources AND walking space. Much thanks to Don for spearheading the physical moving process. Also many thanks to those who provided feedback on the space layout. However, our unfunded mandate to move did incur significant hidden costs. Setting aside >$1.5k for future moving services, construction, temporary/cheap storage, etc, would be wise.

Treasurer's Report

Secretary's Report

  • Lots of reorganization, lots of Outgoing stuff to move out, some still at my place unfortunately.
  • SEM work has moved onto vacuum gauge circuitry troubleshooting.
  • An Open Mapping class by Ed O. has been postponed.
  • The HacDC table at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market can't be just Juri. Please come help.
  • Don and Andrew were at the Silver Spring Maker Faire representing HacDC and HARC.
  • Many things were put on the back burner due to the recent move: laser cutter repair, SEM refurbishment, the large-format 3D printer, resuming Microcontroller Mondays, having a Raspberry Pi meetup, making T-shirts, doing a crowdfunding campaign video, making a billboard for sponsors or putting sponsors on the homepage, scheduling a second concurrent CTF meetup, etc.

Director-at-Large Reports



Project Awesome Reports




Member Reports


Borrowed some stuff to free up space, notably the high-power surround sound audio equipment brought-in by Shawn Nock long ago.

Please keep the shelves neatly organized and functional. Especially, please keep the top shelf free of debris, it is specifically intended for lighting, networking, and audio equipment.

Old Business

New Business

New Members


Adjourned by at xxx by xxx