Org Meeting Notes 2011-07-31

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Plans

  • Aim is to be in the position to secure our own premesis within 6 months
  • We need to Incorporate
    • Need 2+ Directors
    • Can use constitution from OneClickOrgs
    • Bob to look at how we go about incorporating
  • Need to set up a bank account
    • Look at cheap / free business banks

Meetings

  • Org Meeting - last Sunday every month
  • Public Meetings - 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month
  • Workshop Meetings - Other Wednesdays
  • Social Meetings -
    • To Be Decided
    • Take place at a pub

Spaces

The stuff we need in a future space:

  • Essential
    • Toilet
    • 750+ Square Foot
    • 10 Minutes from major stations (Picc, Ox Rd, Vict, Dgate)
    • Heatable
    • Internets
    • 24hr Access
    • Secure
    • Car Parking
  • Would Be Nice
    • Phone
    • Human-size door, rfidable
    • 3 phase
    • Prepay Meters
    • Storage Space

Short-term

Fundraising

  • Voluntary Donations
  • Workshops
    • Learn to Solder
    • Home PCB Design and Manufacture
    • Learn to Solder (SMD Edition)
    • Analog Electronics
    • Digital Electronics
      • Logic Gates
      • Flip Flops
      • Shift Registers
    • Microcontroller Programming
      • Arduino to AVR
      • PIC (ewwwwwwww)

Tooling

  • Things we have on loan
    • Dremel (Alex)
    • Drill Press (Andrew)
    • Solder Station (Bob)
    • MIG Welder (Andrew)
    • Electric Screwdriver (Bob)
    • Jigsaw (Bob)
  • Things that can be loaned
    • Reprap (Bob)
    • Mini Lathe (Bob)
    • Scroll Saw (Bob)
  • Things we Want
    • Laser Cutter
    • Mill
    • Lathe
    • Work Benches
      • Bob to price up building these
    • Band Saw
    • Clamps
    • Compressor
      • Sprayer
      • Impact Wrench
      • Die Grinder
    • Vacuum Former
    • Tweezers

ToDo

  • Sort Shit Out
  • Stickers
  • Prep for Makerfaire Brighton

Things to buy

  • Wood for workbenches
  • Boxes
    • Small
    • Large
  • Stickers
  • Business Cards

Media

We need to become more media savvy!

  • Stickers - Logo and QR code
  • Take more photos during meetings - Post to flickr
  • Paul to take over Facebook page, post events etc to it, keep up to date
  • Tom to keep adminning wiki - check for spam, set up infoboxes etc
  • Bob to update blog to new design - tie all the social media stuff into frontpage
  • Do more videos - Howto etc - post to Youtube / Vimeo