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Agenda for 11-03-2015

Chair: Charlie Rysenga

Start Time: 7:30 PM


Experienced Members

  • Kevin F craft room warden painting, embroidery, software testing during the day.
  • Scott S. 1 year, Team lead i3 Detroit Sat.
  • Brian McPherson - Enjoys cycling, road in from Royal Oak

New Members & Guests

  • John royal oak electronics software. Found i3 via an online search for hacker spaces
  • Dan Pawlak - Interested in electronics and woodworking.
  • William McCune - Ferndale works next door at B Nectar tinkering and cycling.
  • Ryan interested in electronics hardware and software- Heard about i3 from B Nectar.
  • Asif Tanveer - ME graduate interested in drawing and tinkering. Found i3 via an online search for hacker space and DIY.
  • Zachary Nash - Interested in Metal shop and welding. Found i3 via an online search.

Show and Tell

  • Greg S. Rotary laser engraving and copper inlay.
  • Kevin - painting with multi-frames
  • Gary thermostat added weather station update added ESP8622
  • Cory - Nintendo power pad going to use for dance revolution.

Old Business

  • Barnes & Noble this weekend 1 slot on Saturday at 5PM. Henry B will do a synth demo. If attending please wear your i3 t-shirt.
  • Matt S had kitty pong at TedX
  • Attempting to form a makerspace in Pontiac using Oakland University as a base.

New Business

  • Jan Henry - Sewing SIG. Project runway, laser cutter with fabric and other sewing. Industrial machine coming soon.
  • Nate B. Jay Patel Amtech. Help with small business funding and startup. Oakland county has may resources for business startup.
  • Matt A. - mobile equipment storage area. wheeled items will have a space to live when not in use. Floor planning committee recommendations.

Zone updates

Bike Zone

  • n/a


  • Waiting for landlord contractor to finish up. No estimate yet. Greg S. will check for update.

CNC Zone

  • n/a

Compute Zone

  • n/a

Craft Room

  • Now with more X-Acto!
  • Missing glue guns

E Lab

  • Nate: high zone use prior to Halloween.
  • Brad used shop vac to clean the e-lab as the robot isn't feeling well.

Fab Lab

  • n/a


  • Dump used waste water into toilet to reduce clogs.
  • Do not dump outside. sewer drain is untreated.
  • Used solvents can go into solvent cabinet. Instructions printed on the front of cabinet.
  • Evan - it is my understanding that the plumbing is un-clogged, the bathroom just needs to be cleaned. If anyone knows otherwise please speak up.

Injection Molding

  • n/a

Jewelry Zone

  • Leora - working to schedule an i3 tor for the silversmith's guild.
  • 1:1 training send email to schedule

Kiln Zone

  • n/a

Laser Zone

  • Bumblebee is back up and running.
  • x/y still seems flaky. keep a log of activity.

Metal Shop

  • n/a

Sky Zone

  • n/a

Tool Crib

  • n/a

Tree House

  • n/a

Vinyl Zone

  • n/a

Welding Zone

  • n/a


  • n/a

Wood Shop

  • Greg S - nothing new.

Space Project Updates

  • n/a


  • n/a


  • Design and build a sat to be launched with cube quest.
  • NASA will send around moon and return to earth.
  • Talk to Scott after meeting
  • May have working meetings on Sundays from noon - 2 pm

i3 MotorSports

  • Matt H. - cleaning out stuff


  • Matt H. - nothing new


  • No update. Kevin will check with Ashley, see if he can move this forward.


  • No updates
  • Nate / Jamie


  • 8:00 pm

Broom Party

  • done prior to the meeting with motivating soundtrack

Lost & Found Party

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 30 minutes
  • Funds appropriated: $0
  • Attendees: 23

Action Items

no action items yet, Charlie.


no proposals yet, Charlie.


  1. Charlie Rysenga
  2. David Henry
  3. Jan Henry
  4. Steve Nowicki
  5. Dave Scholl
  6. Gary Morin
  7. John New
  8. Matt Huber
  9. Daniel Pawlak
  10. Cameron Geralds
  11. William McCane
  12. Vivian A Sanders
  13. Asif Tanveer
  14. Zachary Nash
  15. Greg Smith
  16. Matt Carpenter
  17. Roger Slykhouse
  18. Brad Tarratt
  19. Niki Weltman
  20. Scott Scheraga
  21. Nate Bezanson
  22. James O'Dell
  23. Leora D. (via hangout)