Meeting Minutes for 2011-01-19

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BUILDS Meeting

01/19/2011

John-Nicholas Furst/Kyle Brogle

Valerie Young

Kyle Brogle

Ian Felder

Jeff Crowell

Kyle Brogle/John-Nicholas Furst

Danny Cooper/Monica Gribouski/Liam Wang

Valerie Young

Meeting ended 7:05 PM


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Meeting Minutes for 2010-11-17

BUILDS Meeting

11/17/2010

Kyle Brogle

  • Everybody say hi to Jim!
    • Again, the room can get messy pretty fast. Please do your part to keep everything organized and clean.

MC

  • Competition ran by Autism Speaks to develop tools/applications to aid people on the autism spectrum.
    • If you’re interested in helping (in conjunction with MIT Media Lab) work on open source software for the Project contact 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

  • Tesla Coil
    • Progress is now blocking on wrapping the copper wire for the coil
    • The project needs people to help wrap a LOT of wire before it can feasibly get off the ground
    • If you love epic-ness, contact Patrick/John

Kyle Brogle

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup
    • Submission deadline for the fall has passed, so if you haven’t yet submitted, gear up for the spring.

Ian Felder

  • Veggie Car
    • Progress is blocking on the finished project proposal
  • Reinventing the Disco Ball
    • plan is to create a spherical shell of RGB LEDs (individually addressable)
    • maybe plans to create an 8 bit display?

Kyle Brogle

  • BU and Friends Faculty Presentations
    • Any ideas for faculty who do awesome things to come down and give presentations?

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 2011-01-26

BUILDS meeting 15

1/26/2011

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Microsoft NERD Hackathon
    • Takes place on 2/11 to 2/12 from 6pm to 3am
    • Register online (so they know how much food to get (YES, THEY’RE FEEDING US)
    • Consists of CS and engineering students from all over boston and cambridge
    • There will be speakers from Windows Phone, Google, etc
    • NECH2011.com Go Register!

Kyle Brogle

  • LED Cube
    • It’s an 8x8x8 cube of LEDs
    • Great to develop your Electrical Engineering skills
    • The plan is for this project to serve as a companion to the “LED discoball”

Jeff Crowell

  • Laser-etch CNC
    • Contact Kyle/Jeff for more info

Valerie Young

  • Musical Stairs update
    • Progress is now well into the testing phase!
    • Blocking now on software updates and some final hardware tweaks

Kyle Brogle

  • Security CTF
    • Basically, it’s computer security capture the flag
    • You’re given a buggy server, and meet up with the other participants to protect your server from security attacks!
    • Run by MIT Lincoln Labs

John-Nicholas Furst

  • Projects
    • As stated before, BUILDS is about working on projects
    • The website has been updated so that you can create your own projects

BU Photon

  • Contact these guys for awesome physics-inspired projects
  • Current project idea is to construct an enormous foucault pendulum to hang from the roof of the science building.

Liam Wang/Monica Gribouski

  • MultiTouch Screen for BUILDS tables

Russell Shomberg

  • Blackhat Security talk @ PHO 309 10am-11am

Meeting ended 6:56pm