Committee Meeting 2015.01.31

  • ACTION: TG: Check if we have some cashflow for a repayment towards towards [PRD]'s never-never: maybe $58.94 ?
    • Membership renewals for January not reconciled yet, but no, probably not this month
  • ACTION: MK: Bringing in CO2 fire extinguisher 20141207, forward claim through, get inspection for tagging them (expected cost: $110 callout, $25/extinguisher)
    • Done! No reimbursement required - thank you!
    • There are 4 little brand new ones
      • Receipt in the office filing cabinet, “CASH” written on top
  • ACTION: MK: send the login details through 20141207, re: FTP account to the Roleystone WAFreenet BTSync area backup
    • TODO
  • ACTION: JD can write up some bulletpoints re: tidyspace, Artist memberships, drama, acid, rain, will need help to formalise, to discuss this month.
    • Main thrust: Name your stuff, otherwise it will be disposed with prejudice
  • ACTION: JD: Announce 2014/15 committee to artifactory-core mailing list
    • Done
  • ACTION: TG&SM: to set up WC as second sponsored member
    • Paying quarterly
  • ACTION: TG to invoice: MK would like to renew at the corporate-sponsored $1200pa for December
  • ACTION: TG will chase up with WC re: CHCW, we expect a $250 request, which may turn into a Lotterywest grant
  • ACTION: WC leading the charge to write a first round project plan? Help needed? What next actions required?
    • JD: donated $250 for CHCW startup dues - thank you!
    • Multi-stage funding:
      • Raise some money
        • We can offer day? memberships now and discount 3 month memberships for membership at the CHCW venue?
        • Arduino kits?
        • Can we get some sponsored Maker books or magazines
        • Welding workshop
        • CNC/Laser house numbers
      • Go to Lotterywest to leverage that with a grant
      • Some assets and land maintenance are being offered by the members and council
  • LC1290 “Big Red” has been out since 20141212, dead HV PSU
    • Repaired and levelled 20150109!
    • It's now running on stepped-down 220V power as of 20150115 and the bed re-levelled on 20150117
    • Mad props to Adam, Doug, Steve, Bastian, Darryl Browning, Justin Richards, Nathan Thompson, Christopher Hall…
    • Order from via Adam Fiannaca, arrived
      • LC1290 replacement power supply HV PSU for 150W laser tube, USD$410
      • LC1290 replacement belts, USD$110 - two small loops, one large loop, one large cut-to-length belt
      • LC1290 focus lens - 20mm diameter x 63.5mm focal length, USD$50
      • DHL Shipping about USD$110?
        • Left Monday 20150105-1746 SHANDONG PROVINCE - CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC
        • Via Hong Kong, arrived and cleared Perth Customs on Wednesday
        • Delivery possible from Thursday 20150108-1245!
      • USD $680?
      • Total: AUD $830, was paid to Adam's account
    • Ready to install the HV PSU when it arrives?
      • Artifactory laser experts and wannabe-experts: clean the LC1290
        • Both the machines need regular cleaning/maintenance
        • cleaning the bed
        • inspecting/cleaning the mirrors, the lens
        • check the belts for the alleged damage
        • extraction declogging
        • the laser tube and the wiring has a layer of dust
      • Check mains voltages - the circuit for the laser area seems to be a few volts higher than the rest
        • Probably still within specs though, 253V or less, 99% of the time
        • Autotransformer installed, to step it down from 253V to 232V (aiming for 220V nominal), 10A maximum - thank you Steve and Doug!
  • Present: JM WC NB MK ChrisHall
    • JS stopped by briefly - will subscribe to the Google calendar
    • welcome back Daniel!
  • Apologies: JD BD SM TG
  • Absent: DO'M
  • Opened: OPEN (No quorum) 1130
  • Closed: CLOSE
  • Next meeting: Sat 20150228-1100, 4 weeks
    • Bring it forward if agreed by Committee


Status Accepted/Rejected
  • Instant Waste: Prices will be rising, as State Government prices for landfill have risen by 100-500%

Chairperson's Report


Treasurer's Report

    • Last known bank balance

Membership Officer Report

    • Approval of New Members
    • Current Numbers: X full, X concession, X visitor members
  • One member is on hold for the month of February, but has back dues

Events Officer Report

  • Previous
  • Upcoming
    • WC: Curry night is due! March?

Infrastructure Report

CHCW Update

  • Stirling City TODO status for RC rated capacity number:
    • exit light needs illuminating (battery replaced?) - design is fine
    • “No Egress” signs over both rear doors, as they only go to a closed courtyard
      • Can be bought from RSEA, Orrong Rd, Welshpool
      • 50 Pilbara St, corner Orrong Road
    • fire extinguishers
      • The new ones should be good for a year
      • Receipt in the office filing cabinet, “CASH” written on top
      • Old ones needed retagging
    • carpet edges need to be pinned down in some way so as not to be a trip hazard
    • spray paints and flammables into metal cabinet
    • …then an formal survey by Ray Barron (~$1000), then submitted to council
  • Perspex needed: WC will do a run for to Mulford's
    • About $10/cut? Haggle! Every time we bring it up, they give us a discount
  • Training of lasercutters is overbureaucratic
    • Streamline!
    • Operator responsibility:
      • Cleaning & maintenance, leave it better than you found it
      • Full cleaning weekly/fortnightly
    • Trainer responsibility:
      • Bring up the next generation of trainers
  • ACTION: MK: send the login details through 20141207, re: FTP account to the Roleystone WAFreenet BTSync area backup
    • TODO
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