BOTLab members' meeting 28th Jan 2020

7pm, Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 at the Hackspace

  • Directors' report
  • Incident review
  • Complaints review
  • Proposals review
  • Ongoing projects
  • Rearranging Hackspace debrief + thanks
  • BV Open Studios 2020 (10th Year Conservancy)
  • Christmas party debrief + thanks
  • having spare filters for the air filtration system, hoover, and dust extractor on the consumables list
  • buying some more filters for the air filter and storing them on top of the air filter (
  • discussing/ coming to a agreement about how much dust is acceptable for both Hackspace and myself and ways to control it.



Directors' report

Incident review

Complaint review

Proposals review

Ongoing projects

CNC: Fully functional with the exception of extraction. there is a proposal for this that needs more support. An induction day is coming

  From AR: a request for a discussion on a way forward with the lathe, as progress seems to have stalled.
  Perhaps a call for any suitably experienced member to drive the project forward

Print Server:

Rearranging Hackspace

RC Still need to interate new equipment in G10
RC set a date for this, sort of a mini rearrange

MG - Updates to “Stuff Stickers and Storage Guide” to reflect new locations after the re-arrange, and to add the “no storage in the workshop” rule. See new version here.

BV Open Studios

It's the 10th BV Studio open doors event in Spring 2020.
Robert the building manager wants this to be an event to remember and bigger than the previous ones.
It was suggested to do a collaborative HS project but to leave planning until a bit closer to the event.
HS Has funds that can support activities and expenses for this event however the usual proposal system will apply.

Email and Website Hosting

Felix - We currently have basic shared hosting which we do not have admin access to and our current email setup is simply a forwarder to the personal email of the person responsible. Additionally we are totally reliant on a domain belonging to the UK Hackspace foundation, an organisation that isn't very active of late. We've been modernising the Hackspace web presence and in order to consolidate this and our email lists and membership database we would like to take on a VPS for the hackspace's web presence, and to have a domain which we control for email. In addition the upcoming access control database is going to need a home for its interface and off site clone. Approval for ongoing cost of £15+VAT PCM for hosting to be used for email, website, and wiki hosting and upcoming access control master database. £16+VAT PA for .org domain to remove 100% reliance on Hackspace foundation. These fall outside of our standard proposals process due to being an ongoing cost. This is to be run in parallel to our current solution while it is developed, with a full cutover planned by the summer.

Vanity Domain

In addition to a respectable .org it has been suggested that we should buy a .space vanity domain while we are at it.

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