|Doug Emes||President||Yes (remote)|
|Hannah Garbacz||Vice President||Yes|
|Paul Ingendorf||Floating Board||Yes (remote)|
|Michael Chow||Floating Board||Yes (remote)|
|Paul Ingendorf||CTO||Yes (remote)|
|Tim Givens||Facilities Coordinator||Yes|
|Theo Foster||Chief Legal Officer||No|
|Shawn Porter||Education Coordinator||No|
|7:08P||TVs||Doug points out the TV is no longer purple. New TVs. At least one TV is still somewhere in UPS's system.|
Hannah discusses classes and new scheduling software we are testing out. Brady agrees to be a guinea pig for the new class scheduling system.
Hannah reminds us to start planning for the holidays (PRESENT MAKING!)
|7:13P||FenCon||Hannah talks about FenCon, and talking about costuming. Request for persons who cosplay or build costumes to help contribute please visit #fencon in Discord.|
|7:15P||Arcade Setup||Tim talks about the new arcade setup he constructed from scrap in the shop, and the controllers he built using RasPi Picos. Excellent for game night! (see addenda for pic)|
|7:16P||Volunteer Call||Hannah requests a call for volunteers to help with the shop workbench. (see addenda for rendering)|
Hannah and Doug note that the new X-Tool diode laser is almost all arrived. Some parts are still in transit.
X-Tool is able to etch and cut very light things, i.e. paper, etc. A rotary attachment is also arriving. We have purchased extended warranty and support for the machine.
Doug notes that we need more safety training to help keep people from running the lasers with inch-high flames while cutting.
|7:28P||Lightburn||Doug notes the Lightburn license has been updated. This allows members to get a discount on the software. (From $120 to $30! Inquire on #laser in Discord for more info.)|
|7:32P||Open Floor||Hannah welcomes members to speak!|
|7:33P||Sewing||Tim wants to have more sewing classes. Are there plans for this? Costumers are welcome to host! Textile and prop-type knowledge are appreciated.|
A member inquires about leather crafting. He has interest in making leather armor and has made a leather bag/purse. He would like to teach, but is unsure about the resources TheLab currently has.
Doug mentions he has a few tools available, and gets very excited about various resources for making costumes and whatnot.
Another member is a Viking re-enactor and is interested.
|7:40P||Lasercut Airplane||Brady brings up lasercutting a lasercut cardboard airplane for a child's costume. General agreement that such a costume is adorable and fun.|
Tim asks if the new laser is running Gerbil. Doug and Hannah confirm it is. Secretary envisions a small rodent in a wheel powering said equipment.
Hannah notes that Lightburn's website is great for learning about how to lasercut stuff.
Tim asks if the new laser has built-in wifi. Hannah is unsure. Doug notes that Trogdor has built-in ethernet, perhaps a Raspi setup would be helpful. Hannah is hesitant because Trogdor is a whiny butt.
A member notes she has a degree in textile arts and is willing to teach something with yarn/crochet.
Olivia notes people will show up for Stitch 'n' Bitch straight up.
|7:48P||Group Meetings||It is generally considered an idea of interest to informally gather with topics of interest. i.e. fiber arts, 3D printing, etc.|
|7:49P||Costuming||Tim is interested in lasercutting craft foam and texturing with the new laser.|
Doug thanks those that showed up, both in-person and remote. He is most encouraging of "discipline office hours" for folks to show up and let others know they are available.
|7:53P||Knife Sharpening||Hannah notes we have a knife class in the works, it should be interesting to attend.|
The new mobile arcade cart Tim has constructed.
Tim's mockup of the workbench and French cleat plans in the shop.