Meeting Minutes for 2010-09-29

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BUILDS Meeting

9/29/2010 6:30pm

John-Nicholas Furst

Kyle Brogle

Valerie Young

Russell Shomberg

John-Nicholas Furst

Sophia Valkenburg

Valerie Young / Keisuke Nakayama

Kyle Brogle

Additional topics

Meeting ended 7:03pm

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Meeting Minutes for 2010-09-22

Builds Meeting 3

9/22/2010 6:30PM

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Talk to Val for project funding. We have some funds available, and will be glad to help you in any way we can.

Kyle Brogle

  • Reminder: CS Connections event with Liberty Mutual coming up.

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Videogame collective
    • first meeting was on 9/21
    • first project proposal: creating a 2D maze game
    • programming in C++, using OpenGL
    • going to be developed and run on Linux
    • next meeting will be held 9/26 at 5:00pm in BUILDS

Russell Shomberg

  • SpiderVac
    • attempt to make a suction-powered vacuum backpack that allows one to climb up walls
    • designs are in the works; the math has already been done
    • rock on engineers!

John-Nicholas Furst/Kyle Brogle

  • Unix/Linux workshop
    • delayed due to awesomeness, great offers from the linux community to help
    • in the mean time, just come in and find Kyle/John for all your linux needs
  • Majordomo web interface
    • major progress being made
    • trying for a working demo by the end of the month

Valerie Young

  • Musical stairs
    • temp problem adding people to the mailing list
    • if you’re still interested and have not received emails, come and talk to Val to be put on the list.

John-Nicholas Furst

- poke the officers' brains
- come in whenever and just talk to us!

Ian Felder

  • BUILDS vegetable oil car
    • converting a car engine to run on vegetable oil
    • great for getting the BUILDS name out there
    • great for making friends with the environmental groups around Boston
    • really isn’t that hard to make, contact Ian for info
    • Brendan has tons of experience on working with Bio Diesel, talk to him for workshops.

Ranjit Chacko

  • Engineers without Borders
    • working on large, durable can-tennas for cell phones
    • in general, they work on projects to improve rural areas and 3rd world countries.

meeting ended at 7:02 PM


Replica Portal Gun

The aim of this project is to create a model of the “Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device” featured in the video game Portal.

Awesome replicas that other people have made: