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* '''Why:''' Health concerns from running the oil burning heater indoors without ventilation.
 
* '''Why:''' Health concerns from running the oil burning heater indoors without ventilation.
 
* '''How Much:''' At around $87.99 each we can get 3 for $263.97 with free shipping.
 
* '''How Much:''' At around $87.99 each we can get 3 for $263.97 with free shipping.
* '''Votes:''' ramgarden, opticron, strages, tscreighton
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* '''Why:''' We have the tower in parts and sitting in the shop. The grant money will be used to get it up and working. Once the tower's up we can also use it for other projects such as weather sensors, wireless networking, or community radio.
 
* '''Why:''' We have the tower in parts and sitting in the shop. The grant money will be used to get it up and working. Once the tower's up we can also use it for other projects such as weather sensors, wireless networking, or community radio.
 
* '''How Much:''' Not to exceed $300 (duh).
 
* '''How Much:''' Not to exceed $300 (duh).
* '''Votes:''' krs, [[User:Mono|Mono]] ([[User talk:Mono|talk]]), omegix.2
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Revision as of 08:20, 28 August 2012

Overview

The shop was recently donated $1,200 from DeepSouth con. This money comes without strings and we're doing ok finance wise (but don't stop donation!) so the board has decided to pass the savings on to you the member!

We've divided the money up to 4 pools of $300. We're going to use this wiki page to accept proposals to vote on what you want to do with the money. This can include shop improvements, tool purchases, anything that boosts shop moral (and is legal in the state of Alabama). Add your proposal to this page so that all will know. Make sure it includes a deadline of when this project will be completed and a detailed explanation of what you plan to do with one of the $300 pools. Feel free to include multiple proposals, but make sure they're ones that you and other named members can carry out. Each proposal should cover who (as in project leader and helpers), what (project details), when (start and completion dates), where (where in the shop this will live, where your event will take place, etc.) and why (why do you think this will improve the shop).

You're encouraged to vote for the four (4) best proposals. Add your name to the Votes line for no more than four (4) proposals. Voting and proposal suggestions end in September before the date of the next meeting. Money will be allocated at the September monthly meeting.

Proposals

Floor The Library

  • Who: Tim and Phil
  • What: Purchase and install 18 sheets of 23/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. OSB Tongue and Groove Flooring Board to continue reinforcing the loft floor.
  • When: September 15th. Fallback date of September 1st.
  • Where: Library area
  • Why: This is necessary to prevent injury at the shop, and improve compliance with building codes.
  • How Much: At $15.77 each, 18 sheets is $306.57 with tax. The remaining money will be shook out of the couch.
  • Votes: crashcartpro, Phil, ramgarden, tylercrumpton, Tuttle, opticron, strages, mog, Candleknight, preaux, korc, tscreighton, Mono (talk)

Spot Cooling

  • Who: Jeff and Phil and Anyone
  • What: Purchase enough materials to make at least two "portable" air conditioners at the shop.
  • When: Within 2 weeks
  • Where: One to go in the entryway, and one on a rolling cart to move to tables as needed.
  • Why: When we have groups of people in the office the air conditioner can't keep up, particularly if we're trying to cool the entryway. On the main floor the tables are sweltering at times.
  • How Much:
Item Cost Use
Window Units Free Cools air
Rolling Cart $80 Makes Spot cooling portable
Wood or flashing $50 To enclose the heat exchanger
Ducting $75 Providing an exhaust path
Blowers\Exhaust Fans (like the one for the fablab) $120 run air over the heat exchanger and out through the ducting
Total $325 (extra to be paid by Jeff Cotten)
  • Votes: omegix.1, strages

Shop Heaters

WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED SOME OF THESE FROM PHIL. THIS HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.

  • Who: Everyone?
  • What: Purchase 1 to 3 dish type electric heaters to place in the main shop area to focus heat on a table or area you'll be working on a project. Examples: http://goo.gl/cW6Do and http://goo.gl/UX68H
  • When: Any time before the weather starts getting cold again!
  • Where: Main shop area
  • Why: Health concerns from running the oil burning heater indoors without ventilation.
  • How Much: At around $87.99 each we can get 3 for $263.97 with free shipping.
  • Votes: ramgarden, opticron, tscreighton

Big Shop Heater

  • Who: Everyone?
  • What: Purchase 1 or 2 giant electric shop/work site heater to place in the main shop area to heat the area. Example: http://goo.gl/BNwm3 However at 4000 watts this might run the power bill up too high? Thoughts?
  • When: Any time before the weather starts getting cold again!
  • Where: Main shop area
  • Why: Health concerns from running the oil burning heater indoors without ventilation.
  • How Much: At around $149.95 each we can get 2 for $299.90 with free shipping.
  • Votes: ramgarden


Mobile Shop Cam Robot

  • Who: Candleknight & anyone he can rope into helping
  • What: Build (or buy) a video enabled, internet controlled, mobile robot.
    • Camera feed and robot control would be web based, so anyone could log in from anywhere and roam around the shop from the robot's point of view.
    • Would have a "home base" that would be it's default location as well as an automatic charging station.
    • Cat doors would be installed on the shop's internal doors to give robot free roam of the entire shop
    • Here are some examples to give you a general idea of what we would be building/looking for.
  • When: 3-8 weeks after proposal acceptance.
  • Where: Whole shop
  • Why: Improve morale. General awesomeness.
  • How Much: Two to five hundred dollars, with the difference to be covered by Candleknight and any other participating parties.
  • Design Specifics:
    • Coming soon! They're almost finished in my head...
    • Also, I'll make a little treadmill powered elevator, so the robot can go upstairs. ^_^
  • Votes: Candleknight, Omegix.3, dw

Glass Working Setup A

  • Who: Tuttle
  • What: This proposal for the 300 wing-wangs is to set up a glassworking area at the shoppe for the purpose of fabricating glassworks like sculptures, small scientific glass tools, glass tobacco pipe making, bead making, art, jewlery, or adding glass to projects.
  • When: Immediately following funding purchasing the kit happens, when it arrives an area will be setup in the arts and crafts lab the week following arrival of the kit, additional tools and glass will be purchased within the following month, then within 3-5 months if there is a large enough interest a class on glass working will be taught by tuttle. (hoping to see full completion of glass working area by late fall)
  • Where: In the arts and crafts section of the shoppe by the ventilation fan.
  • Why: The shoppe already has a nice selection of wood working, some metal working, and fabricating equipment but lacks some more common material working for artistic purposes.
  • How Much: $420.00 the remaining $120.00 + S&H will be covered by tuttle. (if interested members wish to donate to this project to upgrade the project they may, but it is not necessary)
  • More Details: The kit that is being mentioned ( http://www.sundanceglass.com/kit-420-glass-pipe.htm )more supplies at ( http://www.sundanceglass.com/index.htm )
  • Votes: Tuttle, Mog, Phil

Glass Working Option B

  • Who: Tuttle
  • What: A glass working fusing kiln, for doing glass working. Things like, sculpture, bead making, art, jewelry and adding to the glass working area etc.
  • When: Upon successful funding* And by the end of fall.
  • Where: Arts and crafts area
  • Why: The shoppe already has a nice selection of wood working, some metal working, and fabricating equipment but lacks some more common material working for artistic purposes.
  • How Much: $424.00 + S&H. The remaining $124.00 + S&H will be covered by tuttle (if interested members wish to donate to this project they may, but it is not necessary)(*IF both projects some how simultaneously get funded then the kiln installation will take place one month later)
  • More Details: The fusing kiln that is being mentioned ( http://www.sundanceglass.com/glass-bead-fusing-kiln-caldera.htm )more supplies at ( http://www.sundanceglass.com/index.htm )
  • Votes:


*Glass Working additional supplies/accessories to A/B

  • Who: Tuttle
  • What: This proposal is here if there is a high enough demand for a glass working area to add additional tools, glass, and supplies to either of the other glass working setups. Including forms, shaping tools, multiple kinds of glass, bead making rods and sharpers, jewelry making accessories, etc. Basically completing the necessary items needed to set up the glass working area 100%
  • When: By the end of fall
  • Where: Arts and crafts area
  • Why: The shoppe already has a nice selection of wood working, some metal working, and fabricating equipment but lacks some more common material working for artistic purposes.
  • How Much: $300.00 in additional materials, tools, supplies for glass work projects. (if interested members wish to donate to this project they may; to help complete the setup.)
  • More Details:glass ( http://www.sundanceglass.com/lgglassr.htm )tools (http://www.sundanceglass.com/lgtools.htm)
  • Votes:

Fundraiser Seed Money A

  • Who: Treasurer
  • What: Money set aside to pay for up-front costs for make shop fundraisers. The first profits of the fundraiser would always go back into the seed money pot for the next fundraiser.
  • When: When fundraisers get planned
  • Where: N/A
  • Why: Currently fundraiser start-up costs are paid out of pocket by members. This puts a burden and a risk on the planner.
  • How Much: $300
  • Votes: Preaux, Omegix.4, opticron, Phil, Mono (talk), RAMGarden

Fundraiser Seed Money B

  • Who: Treasurer
  • What: Money set aside to pay for up-front costs for make shop fundraisers. The first profits of the fundraiser would always go back into the seed money pot for the next fundraiser. This is a second $300 towards the Fundraiser seed money for a total of $600.
  • When: When fundraisers get planned
  • Where: N/A
  • Why: Currently fundraiser start-up costs are paid out of pocket by members. This puts a burden and a risk on the planner.
  • How Much: $300
  • Votes: opticron, Preaux

Vending Machine Compressor

  • Who: Alii (and hopefully help)
  • What: Purchase and install this compressor in the Vending Machine so it works again. http://rldn.net/F8w
  • When: Sept 22 or Sept 29.
  • Where: The Vending Machine
  • Why: The vending machine currently does not cool the drinks. This replacement part will have it working again.
  • How Much: $358.22 (extra covered by Alii and hopefully others)
  • Votes: Alii, Phil, strages, tscreighton, tylercrumpton, Candleknight, Mono (talk), RAMGarden

Put Up The Antenna Tower

  • Who: Ham radio operators
  • What: Build the foundation and fixtures for raising the antenna tower. Install grounding, an antenna, cables and building pass-throughs to the ground station. As much as we can do given the $300 budget, at least getting the tower up.
  • When: TBD
  • Where: ML256 building exterior and ham radio station.
  • Why: We have the tower in parts and sitting in the shop. The grant money will be used to get it up and working. Once the tower's up we can also use it for other projects such as weather sensors, wireless networking, or community radio.
  • How Much: Not to exceed $300 (duh).
  • Votes: krs, Mono (talk), omegix.2, strages