August 30th Meeting Minutes

A total of 13 members and 1 guest attended the meeting.

Secretary Special Election

I will be stepping down as secretary of the Milwaukee Makerspace. Brant Holeman was unanimously elected as the new secretary.

Podium and Guest Liability Wavier

Elizabeth presented the finished guestbook. There was some concern about the wording of the guest liability wavier. Jason will investigate an alternate wording for the liability wavier and report back to the group. Right now we will keep the current wording for the guest liability wavier and move forward with completing the sign in podium.  Brant and Shane will be working on completing the podium.

Made in Milwaukee

We will be participating in Made in Milwaukee this Saturday September 3rd. Shane will be putting together a flyer that we can hand out at the event. Here are the ideas for the wording on the flyer that we came up with.

  • social club for skill collectors
  • physical space
  • for makers, hackers, tinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, hobbyists
  • Co-Op for builders
  • Like the YMCA – but with tools instead of gym equipment
  • Think tank with tools, evil scientists with good intentions

We will be unloading the trunk at Cathedral Square at 6am on Saturday. Tom will be packing the trunk on Friday night at the Makerspace. Any help would be appreciated. We will be bringing the following equipments and supplies.

  • Power Wheels
  • Power Strips
  • MakerBot
  • Egg-Bot
  • Giant Jacks
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Tables
  • Soldering Irons
  • Donation Jug
  • Arduino Float

Tom got the learn to solder kits from the Maker Shed in the mail. We will be handing them out and teaching people how to solder. Brant will make Milwaukee Makerspace stickers that we can attach to the kits. Jason recorded what times people will be volunteering at and posted it to the mailing list.

Guest Book From Grand Opening

All of the guest names and email addresses from the grand opening still need to be input into a spreadsheet. Brant volunteered to do this.

August 23rd Meeting Minutes

Made In Milwaukee

We will be participating in Made in Milwaukee on Saturday September 3rd. We came up with the following ideas at the meeting

  • Power Wheels demo
  • Beer Can Float
  • Arduino Float
  • Soldering Class or Demo
  • MakerBot
  • Egg-Bot
  • Giant Jacks
  • Show our videos
  • Create an info pamphlet to hand out

Adam will make a blog post on the website this week. Tom ordered and simple LED blinker kit from the Maker Shed that we can use to teach people to solder. We will be unloading at 6am on Saturday.


The new website is live! Members can login and start making blog posts at


BarCampMilwaukee6 will be at Bucketworks on the first weekend of October. The Milwaukee Makerspace will be a sponsor. Royce is thinking of giving an Arduino presentation. Everyone is encouraged to come up presentation ideas.

Tuesday August 16th, 2011

16 members and 6 guests attended the meeting.


Welcome Podium Updates

  • Elizabeth showed the draft of the wording for the new welcome sign. Elizabeth’s wording was accepted with minor changes.
  • Brent will cut the welcome sign wording on vinyl.

Upcoming Demos

  • Cam Bam Demo on 8/18 (Tom Gondek)
  • Dip Trace Demo on 8/25 (Royce Pipkins)
  • Maker Bot Demo on 9/1 (Drew Dominguez)
  • Welding Demo on 9/8 (Rich Neubauer)

Made In Milwaukee

  • Made In Milwaukee is on Saturday 9/3 from 9am to 11pm at Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee.
  • Adam Cohen volunteered to be the lead organizer for the event.
  • We will have 4 10×10 squares at the event.
  • Event Ideas
    • Soldering Class
    • Maker Bot Demo
    • Giant Jacks
    • Ruebens Tube Demo
    • Makerspace T-shirts for sale
    • Business Cards and info pamphlets
    • Egg Bot Demo
  • Volunteers are needed to staff the event all day. Contact Adam Cohen if you are interested.

New Website

  • The new website is almost done.


  • Ron noticed that we are missing two sets of alan wrenches in the shop. We will need to purchase a sets of alan wrenches if we can’t find the missing sets.
  • Pumping Station One is having a party on Saturday September 10th. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Screen Printing

Brent Bublitz gave a great screen printing demo at the makerspace on Thursday night. He showed a group of us how to screen print t-shirts without the need for any fancy equipment. I was amazed at how simple the process is.

Here are some pictures from the demo.