July 28 2014

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Meeting Time: 6:00pm

Location: MakeICT @ 914 W Douglas


All members are welcome to attend, and non-board members can join the conversation when invited.


Legal/Financial/Membership

  • Treasurer Report (as of 7/28/14)
    • Bank balance: $ 17,248.86 (-730)
    • Paypal: $ 379.59 (+47.05)
    • Total: $ 17,625.45 (-682.95)
    • Wave Accounting - transactions imported!
    • Donation receipts via WaveApps - is this configured yet (Jens todo)
  • Membership numbers: 29 active (+2), 21 inactive (+2)
    • TO DO: Survey - Jens, Mike (being designed)
  • Social media: 735 Facebook fans (+16), 273 Twitter followers (+3)

Policies and Procedures

  • Standing rules - ok to vote for modification approval?
  • Board member expectations - Quiz: can you state our mission?
    • MakeICT mission statement: We innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture
    • Bios on makeict.org
  • Board member email addresses - any issues or questions?
  • Badges
  • Inventory control
    • Design created

Building Topics

  • Internet is active (hooray!)
  • The floor
    • Cost to seal the floor around $400.00 and involves quite a bit of labor
    • Discussion with landlord
  • Keys and access control
    • Keys passed out
    • Do we have a list of key holders
    • Access control system in progress
  • Signage
    • Question - Do we need to post we have studio space available?
      • We could do that in the front windows and on the MakeICT website

Long Term Planning

  • Opportunities we have to sell stuff
    • Discussion to have some supplies for purchase at MakeICT: Arduinos, starter kits
    • Sodas and snacks?
  • Tool rental from friend?
  • Startup Wichita and devICT Partnership - August 3 2014
    • Survey completed, 27 member email sent, 18 Yes, 0 No (Sunday, 7/27/14)
  • SCORE/SBA meeting
  • Future planning meeting after SCORE/SBA meeting
  • Site visits

Check on progress of Community Projects

  • Electric Microbus
  • Electronic Door
  • Arcade cabinet

Members' Projects and Recognition

  • Hey, board members, let's connect with our members and find out what they're making!

New equipment/donations

  • Video camera or GoPro to record workshops and other events
    • John has video cameras we can use
  • All so for larger venues a PA system might be good. (Hack one together)
    • TO DO: Mike will check on Freecycle to see if we can get a donation
  • What tools and supplies does MakeICT need?
  • TO DO: We need MakeICT donation form design

Events

Recent

  • July 26 - Dremel workshop
    • Need to create and post Instructables!

Scheduled

  • August 3 - SWICT and devICT Partnership
  • August 16 - Narrow-scope 3D printer workshop - will print designs from members - James L, Tom
  • August 23 - Little Free Library build (need to announce ASAP)

Potential future workshops

  • Build your own 3D printer workshop was discussed
  • SumoBot competition/workshop series - Ivan is planning on holding one
  • Another bike maintenance workshop (more specific topic)
  • Sewing workshop (collaboration w/ other ICT people)
  • CNC milling
  • Repeats?
    • Learn to solder
    • Arduino basics
    • Intro to CNC/Foam cutting

Any topics from members or guests who are present

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