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meetings:20110111_notes [2017/04/05 00:38] (current)
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 +Summary of last night’s meeting
 +The meeting was attended by approximately dozen persons. With representatives from Portland Machinist Guild and Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild attended, along with some persons from TechSmith and several teachers from the area’s public K-12 schools.
 +All parties are interested in the formation of a Lansing area public fabrication studio, also called a Maker Space or Hackerspace,​ similar to others such as; I3-Detriot, MakerWorks (Ann Arbor) TechShop (Dearborn), www.shoprat.org(Jackson) and All-Hand-Active (Ann Arbor). Links can be found at http://​www.highimpedanceairgap.com/​other-maker-pages-1
 +In short this meeting became the incubation of newborn “Lansing Maker’s Network”. With a goal of coalescing the different greater Lansing maker type groups.
 +We can shortly expect to see a (this) email group and from there group discussions on who, what, where, when and how we can coalesce, and proceed with the goal of providing a community, that can bridge the different area’s and multi-generational gaps.
 +Our take-a-way action items were:
 +Create the email Group
 +o http://​groups.google.com/​group/​lansing-makers-network
 +Next Meeting
 +o http://​whenisgood.net/​wkw22pm
 +Interest Survey
 +For representatives of other groups to solicit and gage support by their group.
 +Solicit support by other groups not attended
 +o There are quite a few arts and crafts groups that fall in with our goals.
 +o Is there a match with org’s:
 +§ K-12 STEM’s “Project Lead the Way” www.pltw.org.
 +§ ITEC
 +§ YMCA
 +§ Boy/Girl Scouts/Club
 +§ I5
 +§ Lansing Parks and Recreation
 +§ Home School Groups
 +o Along with other that may be interested in just a meeting space.
 +§ Ruby/​Phython Group
 +Possible group road trip to MakerWorks
 +Preliminary look for any grants or corporate sponsorships
 +o Discover what their requirements are.
 +o Micro Grant SOUP Events (like http://​www.detroitsoup.com/​home/​about/​)
 +Define a common workspaces requirements as a tenant.
 +Preliminary look for any projects either inter-discipline or not, that our new “Lansing Maker’s Network”, can mentor.
 +o Hosting a PineCar Derby, (similar but not too be confused with Boy Scout’s Pinewood Derby) with possible competition against other hackerspaces,​ such as I3’s recent Pine Car Derby.
 +o Host a Rube Goldberg contest. http://​www.rubegoldberg.com
 +o Hosting other Cub Scout/BSA
 +§ http://​www.scouting.org/​scoutsource/​CubScouts/​Activities/​Adults/​derbies.aspx
 +§ “Space Derby” http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Space_derby
 +(Wow - I remember doing this.)
 +§ Rain gutter Regatta
 +(Again – I remember doing this. lost memories)
 +o Intro Classes
 +§ Home Electronic Repair
 +§ Beginning Soldering, make your own blinking LED badge (9th grade and up, great parent/kid projects)
 +§ Micro-Computers for beginners, Arduino projects (9th grade and up, great parent/kid projects)
 +Michael P. Flaga, michael@flaga.net