Minutes: Meeting Minutes 20181120

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Agenda for 11-20-2018

Chair: Jody


Experienced Members

  • Jody runs the welding zone and is on the board of directors
  • Vanessa is the new coordinator of the the kiln/ceramic zone
  • John hasn't been around much lately but he's here now

New Members & Guests

  • Hari just heard about i3 from a colleague today, he's an inventor
  • Matt (yet another!) just joined last week, he's interested in electronics and power wheels racing series.
  • Ben's an engineer at Ford, and Aisha has been trying to get him to come by. He does electronics and programming and has used the laser at Tech Shop
  • Novella lives with Aisha and Ben and is also here to check it out.
  • Drifter is a new member as of today

Show and Tell

  • Parasol - Jan and David - lightning parasol with illuminated lichtenberg figure acrylic handle.
  • Vanessa has a ceramic Michigan mug she fired in the kiln recently.

Old Business

2019 Budget

  • The board is just about to put out the request to Zone Coordinators for 2019 budget requests which will be finalized next month.
  • Members can let zone coordinators what stuff you'd like to see in the zones.


  • Mel just finished our first full tax return, because this is the first year we've been large enough to have to file this. Thanks for all the work on that Mel!

New Business

Upcoming Events

New Years Eve Party

  • POC: James O'Dell
  • Thinking about throwing a Mad Science themed Cardboard NYE party at i3!!
  • Create forts, costumes, decorations, etc out of cardboard, tape, paint, whatever
  • Theme: Mad Scientist Laboratory
  • Thoughts? Slack @jamesodell or macodis@gmail.com

See the Calendar for other upcoming events.

Zone updates

CNC Zone

  • Been collecting market price info on the pallet changer so we can list it for sale soon.
  • One person in the authorization process for the Haas

Commons Area

  • Working with Thomas on planning to build new tables for the Commons.

Craft Room

  • Some minor zone cleanup and re-organization.
  • Reminder: we're currently looking at which pieces of equipment to stock in the coming year, so let Kevin and Jan know what you'd like to see.
  • There's a table that still needs to be rebuilt from the last Potlock if anyone wants to take that on. Mostly just some woodworking.

Injection Molding

  • Not much new to report. Made nice progress this year in developing more advanced tooling and process controls.

Welding Zone

  • Looking and adding more metal fab capabilities in the coming year. Let Jody know what you'd like to see added.


  • Progress has been made on upgrading the wiki, base stuff seems to work on current mediawiki with some of the plugins. Now comes the fiddly bit, where we find between three and ten fiddly issues that are hard to demonstrate and come out of interactions between extensions.


Broom Party

Lost & Found Party

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 8:04
  • Attendees:

Action Item Summary

No action items.

Proposal Summary

No proposals.


  1. Mel G
  2. Jody R
  3. Hari P
  4. Benjamin L
  5. Novella C
  6. Chad D
  7. Matthew F
  8. Vanessa L
  9. James O
  10. Greg G
  11. John P
  12. Cyrille G
  13. Dave S
  14. Matt C
  15. Alec B
  16. Brian M
  17. Kevin F
  18. Mark F
  19. Mike F
  20. David H
  21. Jan H
  22. Drifter