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.