Open meeting 3 June 2013

  1. BV Studios Open Weekend (14-16 June)
  2. More electrical sockets in the space (proposed by Ian S)
  3. Arrangements for use of the 3D printer (proposed by David W)

Barney Livingston, Jon Dowling, David Wyatt (minute-taker), Russell Dicken, David Henshall, Tarim

  • Air compressor (DW):
    • DW has seen one on the work noticeboard for £10 - 3l - do we want it? no tools - probably get it…
    • Generator (DH): if we had one we could set up outdoors - in the past we were invited to do something outside for the Civic Society? Tarim: better to hire one, we don't have to store it & petrol - & if you are doing low-voltage then use a lead-acid battery (+inverter) - battery might help, and also solve PAT testing problems at Maker Faires etc. - wait for an occasion & then think about getting one
    • DH: on a similar note, Russ was wondering about getting PAT testing eqpt & training - £400 total, £200 for kit & for training + insurance on top - not immediately but for the wish list… - might need top-up training
  • BV Studios open weekend:
    • Friday 14 June evening to Sun 16 June - Tarim can be around for some of it but not in advance - Richard & Anton cooking something up?
    • 3d printer: would be nice to run it - Ian & Russell might be able to run it for some time - & Alex's Rostock - print non-engineering parts, or maybe engineering!
    • John might run plotters - & vinyl cutter?
    • Ask Richard to bring Sketchy - & polar plotter, perhaps from Q
    • Arthur's projects
    • Anton woodturning?
    • Robert would like a list of what we're going to put on - doesn't want to be sued! Here we go: BV Open Studios 2013 - DW will email
  • More plug sockets (IS):
    • How? hanging from ceiling? too difficult - simplest & cheapest is to put them on the walls
    • Then how to get walls to tables? cable mats over extension leads
    • Where: IS suggests 8 more double sockets - on a certain layout
    • Who to sort it out? Have to speak to Robert. Has to be someone there during the day - Matt? Ed? DH will ask them
    • Lock: Tarim has been ringing locksmith (Simon Stadden) but he hasn't got back about costs… Tarim will pass on contact details to DW
    • Locks and security: DH has spoken to Penny: she & Robert would like to know who's using BV, so they are concerned about lots of Hackspace people using them - so what they want is that they directly hand out keys, arrangement is between BV and individuals not Hackspace - BV holds keyholders' addresses
    • Thursday nights are not a problem - enough people around to keep an eye
    • Seems like a good system in a way… -
    • Advantage is we don't have to chase people to get keys back from them
    • Send a list to Penny of current cardholders? Perhaps a good idea
    • Getting cards/fob to/from Penny outside working hours: get in touch with her by email & ask her to leave key in the hackspace in a named envelope
    • So we won't spend money on a new lock for the glass door, but will on plugs
    • Another issue: keys to the glass door for Thursdays and workshops etc. - have a small number given to responsible people and ensure they lock door later
    • DH will talk to Penny about this
    • DH has discovered that
  • 3d printer:
    • Standard process - induction + pay-per-use
    • Documentation: Russell will do this
    • Russell, Ian, DW will sit down & discuss induction
    • Consumables: we have a fair amount atm but we should hide the ABS so people don't use it - charge by machine time, £5/hr? or £1/hr for use of the machine with their own filament
    • Payment for inductions: £10 towards hackspace
    • Start making a collection of reprap parts? not really needed - enough members have them… - some other
    • Stick to PLA! instructions, sign on printer!
  • LAN party (JD):
    • DEE planning another workshop in “a month or so” on 31 May
    • Appropriate date: Sat 22 June?
    • IS will check & send an email to the list to announce it
  • Shelving
    • DEE interested in storage - about a shelf of
    • Issue of toilet just outside G11… DH to ask Penny if it can be brought into use
    • IS: we have enough parts to make another set of shelves on the end of the existing one - find out if building needs access to the drain underneath it, another space underneath window
    • Fridge is unnecessarily big for the usage!
    • Locker not an efficient use of space - put things on the racking
    • Space for proper set of recycling bins underneath space
    • IS will organise this
    • Paint the floor? maybe have a go… despite Dave S's father's scepticism
    • DEE's storage? under continuous review - we're happy to help them, and 1 workshop per month is reasonable, but more than that is perhaps a bit excessive - needs to be fair
  • DH: we helped out at IT MegaMeet at weekend (Russell, Anton, DH) (3d printer, Sketchy, Pizano Wheel) & won a Community Support Award
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