Meeting Minutes for 2011-01-26

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BUILDS meeting 15

1/26/2011

John-Nicholas Furst

Kyle Brogle

Jeff Crowell

Valerie Young

Kyle Brogle

John-Nicholas Furst

BU Photon

Liam Wang/Monica Gribouski

Russell Shomberg

Meeting ended 6:56pm


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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

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Builds Waste Vegetable Oil Car

Overview

This purpose of this project is to design a car that will run on vegetable oil supplied by the Boston University dining services.

Current Status

The project is being put on hold until the fall because it is cold, and the actual build of the car would be in Warren Parking Garage.

Key Updates

The parts from the previously built car are no longer available. 1-19-11 The proposal for the car is being created and will eventually be delivered to the director of Sustainability.

Project members

Ian John