Regular Member Meeting 2018 06 12

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Called to order at xxxx pm by xxxx
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Others present:
Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes


New Members

Old Business

New Business

Group equipment purchase proposal from District Makers' Collective

LIZ Dombrowski, Board President of the District Makers Collective writes:

So we heard from JBG Smith that they're selling Techshop's equipment. Here's the message they sent one of our members:
"Given the sheer amount of equipment in the space and the challenge of administering a piecemeal disposition to various buyers, we are only accepting bids from firms who can purchase and remove the equipment."
We're not in the position to buy that much equipment financially, so we're setting up a coalition of local makerspaces to see if we could pool our resources. We're also planning to work with our members to do an aggressive fundraising blitz. We know we need to move quickly.
Would you be interested in joining with District Makers Collective? It would be awesome to see Techshop's equipment split among the DMV's local makerspaces.

Project Awesome Reports

Project SUPPLIES - Mirage

Project EXPANSION - Mirage

Project HAMRADIO - Jeff

Project Electron Microscope (SEM) - Julia

Project Optical Table Robot (OTR) - Julia

Project CRISPR -Enrique

Ten words: "This kit includes everything you need to genetically modify frogs." Also, no. Spoke to Sarah from BUGSS and they might be interested in building DIY bio equipment at/with HacDC. For example, the gel electrophresis imager to compare DNA strand lengths, maybe a PCR machine to multiply/amplify DNA. Not sure who at HacDC is really interested though - let me know. No other progress to report. The existing CRISPR fridge is not cold enough to store reagents, although it can store fresh petri dishes and some reagents.

Project SpaceBlimp -Enrique

Our Global Space Balloon Challenge entry did not win the prize but it's pretty nice. Here's the document: Spaceblimp7_HackersSLS_GSBC-Report.pdf Several key team members are busy until later in July so no launch plans for SB 8 (might be 7B, long story). Please let us know if you'd like to join the group at spaceblimp@hacdc.og

Project Media Outreach - Matt

Project IT Infrastructure - Tom

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