Meeting Minutes for 2010-11-17

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BUILDS Meeting

11/17/2010

Kyle Brogle

MC

Valerie Young

* Musical Stairs
* All of the electronics are basically worked out (still working on arduino interfaces).
* The project group as of now is focusing mainly on mounting issues with hardware.
* Installation is planned for the Sunday prior to beginning of next semester.

John-Nicholas Furst / Patrick Ehrlicher

Kyle Brogle

Ian Felder

Kyle Brogle

BUILDS Brain Dumps

* coming up spring semester, BUILDS folk with expertise in some area are welcome to give Lectures/ presenations with all of the bells and whistles

MEETING ENDED 7:00 pm


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Meeting Minutes for 2010-11-10

BUILDS meeting

11/10/2010

Kyle Brogle

  • College puzzle challenge was last weekend
    • Great fun! if you’re interested in checking it out and weren’t there, check out the website for puzzles and solutions.

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup
    • Remember, the deadline for round two is Nov. 15
    • Even if you don’t think you can make the deadline with a pretty product, submit what you have. You can always re-enter in the spring.

Valerie Young

  • Musical Stairs
    • Updates: primarily planning circuitry and working with the interface.
    • Basically, if anyone has any experience working with user interfaces, contact Val or Ian.

Russell Shomberg

  • Spidervac
    • Still in R&D phase. Contact Rusty if you have any ideas/ want to help.
    • Also, if anyone needs any welding done, contact Rusty/Patrick. –>

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Builds Veggie Car
    • Pending email/ chatting with director of Sustainability at BU.
    • Still working on details and logistics.

MEETING ENDED 6:50pm

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Meeting Minutes for 2011-01-19

BUILDS Meeting

01/19/2011

John-Nicholas Furst/Kyle Brogle

  • Greetings and Happy New Year!
    • If you didn’t see it already, check out the awesome new monitor on the door!

Valerie Young

  • Musical Stairs
    • First off, congrats/mucho thanks due to all those who arrived early in the year and did such an incredible job on the model.
    • Work will continue immediately after today’s meeting.

Kyle Brogle

  • There’s a course this semester, CS212, a sort of “introduction” to programming with an arduino
    • The entire course will be centered around building ROBOTS.
    • If you’re interested, talk to Kyle/ sign up for yourself.

Ian Felder

  • Vegetable Oil Car
    • Bad news, the parts from the previously built car are no longer available.
    • Also, the build would have to take place in the Warren Parking garage (it’s cold).
    • The build will most likely start in the fall.

Jeff Crowell

  • CNC drawbot
    • It’s like a 3D etch-a-sketch that you can use to draw awesome objects.

Kyle Brogle/John-Nicholas Furst

  • New policies
    • Starting this semester, we want EVERYBODY who uses the room regularly to GET INVOLVED in projects
    • The website will be updated soon to accomodate Project leaders keeping track of members who are, in fact, involved in their projects.
    • The point is that BUILDS was created as a project space. Over the course of the past year, however, it has become more study- oriented.
    • This is not a BAD thing, but it is not the purpose of this space.
    • People are still welcome to study at BUILDS, we just ask those that use the room regularly to be actively involved in the spirit of BUILDS.
    • NOTE: THERE WILL BE/ARE TONS OF PROJECTS FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU CAN’T FIND YOU NICHE, CREATE ONE.

Danny Cooper/Monica Gribouski/Liam Wang

  • OpenGL
    • All those interested should contact the above.
    • Meetings are Tuesday nights.

Valerie Young

  • CLEAN UP THE ROOM.

Meeting ended 7:05 PM