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= Instructions =
 
  
Congratulations and/or condolences! You're reading this because you're participating in a meeting of Noisebridge!
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Topics for discussion
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Meetings should be limited to an hour when possible. Shorter is fine, but avoid rushing.
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+ explain what noisebridge is - lots of new people here
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+ patrick philantropist thing
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+ Michael - usf? or something
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+ ryan - we have a 360 degree camera! what do wre want it for (GOTO LINE 120-ish)
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+ j wants to talk about developing a steam program  (GOTO LINE 136-ish)
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+ mitch - controlling robots with brains  (GOTO LINE 190-ish)
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+ alu - vr / ar developer from LA - 3d scanning noisebridge piratebox p2p sharing  (GOTO LINE 228-ish)
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+ quinn - has led lights for sale  (GOTO LINE 216-ish)
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+ lizzie - mill bits
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+ ryan - noisebridge being a fiscal sponsor for publishing certain media?
  
You should read this instructional section thoroughly, and treat them as a guideline for how to host a meeting of Noisebridge. There are three ingredients to an [[Excellent]] meeting: A number of note takers, some facilitators, and participants.
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What is noisebridge?
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Meetings are just one of the tools used at Noisebridge to create net forward progress on whatever it is we're all trying to do. Meetings aren't the only way to make decisions or have discussions, and in fact its usually a much better idea to talk about things outside the meeting before dragging the entire community kicking and screaming into it.
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j - Noisebridge is a nonprofit 5013c educational org to so you can go ahead and create you can teach you can learen you can build many cool things as long as you follow our one and only rule that is to be excellent to one another.l you don't need to pay dues, you don't need to pay fees to come to noisebridge. but we like donations. but you can come here for free.
  
== Note Takers ==
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mitch -everyone is always welcome here. it's always free. bring your friends. everything here happens because we're bad at it but we do it anyway. doocracy!
# Confirm last meeting was saved
 
# Take new notes
 
# Save and share the notes at the end of the meeting (instructions at the bottom).
 
  
== Facilitators ==
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lizzie - anti-harassment policy eytc
  
There are generally two kinds of facilitator roles at a Noisebridge meeting:
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Patrick philantropist thing
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* Stack taker - Useful when a lot of folks want to hop on the discussion stack. This gives everyone a turn to have their feelings heard. Usually only works when there is exactly one stack taker.
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patrick has been coming. wants to be a philantropist.
* Moderators - Keeps the meeting moving and prevents everyone from wasting too much time on one subject. Anyone is free to pick up moderation and move the meeting along.
 
  
In general, moderators should:
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ryan - philantropy is responsibility over noisebridg.e you need to know how to protect the space and close it if you're the last. and be willing to give tours?  you dont need to be here every week or anything just come and go wen you feel like. as long as there's nothing wrong with your money you can be a philantropist.
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
 
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
 
* Speak only minimally yourself.
 
* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
 
* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
 
* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
 
* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
 
  
== Participants ==
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"I actually forgot we should go around and introduce everyone"
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+ jeremy has been hjere since june. software, ai haskell.
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+ adrian - new here! first time! never been here but mentioned before to jeremy that he made friends and tried to start a noisebridge once. a few years later he organized a series of big robot scholarships. He can help with that stuff. Does embedded systems and lives in the city.
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+ lxpk - started a robots group. wanted an adrian. there wasn't an adrian :( but there's a poster. all can be adrian's. lxpk teaches gamebridge / mixed reality / vr / etc. Making a noisebridge.
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+ michael - undergrad at usf. wants to enlist members for on-campus media project. "on the docket". new here. interested in immersing himself. "when did you say gamebridge is starting?"
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+ adam builds stuff. hardware electronics physics. if you do that cool.
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+ matt - doesn't do do. breaks a lot of stuff. broke drill bit. wants donations for drill bits.
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+ ryan - the noisebridge person for quite a while. am here mainly on tues for gamebr and meetings. comes here more often for other little projects. and is trying to work on a couple little noisebridge projects. yeah. will talk more about this later.
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+ scott - formal background is intersection of education and technology. helps companies prototype physical devices. curious about everything. likes lasers and other peoples projects.
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+ nicole - programming, teaching, trying to laser.
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+ cwlx - venture capitalist. looking for the cool new thing. interesting ideas. talk to cwlx.
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+ patrick - programmer datascientist tensorflow thing machine learning neuroscience. not clothing. but neuroscience. no clones. maybe sleep-deprived. neuroscience. kind of hacking.
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+ lizzie - electronics, security, get distracted easily with projects
  
Everyone at a Noisebridge meeting who has consented to participating in one is a participant!
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+ jeff - marine engineer. really tiny robotos.
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+ quintessa -likes music a lot. artistic. nice. main projects are music and dorkroom. likes reducing reverb and cutting foam. sells lights.
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+ rafael - electrical engineer. old thinkpads. bothering people and learning. helping foamcutting
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+ chris - producer / composer / visual programming languages / processing. in the right place.  "we just started to discover the huge processing people. there's like seven of them" - jeremy
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+ steve - theoretical physics. software. creative coding, processing, etc. more interesting in statistical mechanics and deep learning.
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+ also steve - broadcast engineer. reneewed interest in nerding. game design. looking to do that here.
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+ mitch - today was really fun I met one of the people who started burning man long ago and hung with him all day in his little teeny office on ??? tower in oakland. started cacaphony society, which when he visited sf as an adult he came out of montgomery bart. a bunch of weirdos were handing out flyers saying "yuo may already be a member of the cacaphony society". teaching new friends arduino. project-based education vs fucking tests. talks. cofounder of noisebridge in 2007. focusing on getting giant brain robots working before their first performance before april 7.
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+ j "that's hard to follow up. I'm just j. Passionate about education and took over mitch's circuit hacking classes. I've been teaching that and teaching outside of noisebridge. talking to schools of all kinds about why education is exciting? I want noisebridge to be even cooler."
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+ Greg - has been coming ehre for a long time.
  
* Say your name before you talk.
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jeremy "if anyone wants to add anything to the agenda add it now."
* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
 
* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
 
* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
 
  
  
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alexpeak - "like I was saying everyone wants robots. if I can help restart roboti groups I'm down."
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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge]. Date: FIXME THE DATE HERE Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderators: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.
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"Let's go back to philantropy"
* '''One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.'''
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does anyone want to sponsor patrick?
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alex peake - "you're a data scientist? I'll sponsor you. Kind of a joke but I moved in with zephyr because he said he's a data scientist".
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mitch - not cool
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steve - "I'll give you the keys to my living room"
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mitch - does anyone have any objections?
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lxpk - do you understand closing up?
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p - explain that
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alex - [words about closing the space]
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ryan - make sure all three doors are closed.
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jeremy - turn off hot things. make sure windows are closed.
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mitch - "I definitely you need to have know the responsibilities before becoming a philantropist and then you can become a philantropist next tuesday"
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jeremy - "anything else?"
  
== Meeting Summary ==
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nope
FIXME FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST
 
TLDR what happened at the meeting:
 
* Announcements:
 
* Finances:
 
* New members:
 
* New philanthropists:
 
* Consensus Items:
 
* Discussion Items:
 
  
= Introductions =
 
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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Michael - usf (mamondello@dons.usfca.edu)
<blockquote>Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."</blockquote>
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* Introduce any experimental or unusual moderation techniques that may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
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Doing an on-campus media project audio slideshow. Would like to do recorded interviews with members of Noisebridge - basically discussing a topic of the sort of quote unquote diy ethic. wanted to talk to members / philantropist to talk about your experience of the palce, the value it has, and what you guys are working on. lasers, unity, etc etc, clones? good start.
* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
 
** What's your name
 
** What do you do
 
** What do you maintain at Noisebridge?
 
** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
 
  
= Short announcements and events =
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talk to michael if you want to be interviewed!!!\
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short! One or two sentences please!
 
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
 
* Don't hog everyone's time since we all just want to hack!
 
  
= Safe Space =
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alex "where does it go?"
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michael - "write-up and interview on student-run newspaper of usf"
  
'''Note:''' This section is experimental.  We discussed it at [[Meeting_Notes_2016_06_28]]. We're going to try it for the next meeting, and see how it goes, and then discuss in the discussion section how it went, and how we'd like to tweak it.
 
  
Noisebridge is a safe space.  '''Invite a volunteer to describe''' what that means.
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email michael!!
  
Some specific points you might prompt the group to touch on, if it doesn't happen naturally:
 
* What to do if you feel uncomfortable.
 
* Noisebridge strives to be radically inclusive. What does that mean?
 
* Noisebridge has an antiharassment policy. What does that mean?
 
  
= Participation =
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Invite a knowledgable volunteer to describe who can participate at Noisebridge, including:
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anything else? - jeremy - questions
* Describe how to get an rfid key for the door system
 
* Describe how to get access to slack
 
  
= [[Philanthropist|Philanthropists]]=
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(\__/) This is Bunny. Copy and  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[Philanthropist/Pledge|Philantropy]], and the application process.
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(='.'=) paste Bunny to help him
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Any applicants must have their sponsor present to vouch for them.
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(")_(") gain world domination
* If there are no objections, they're a philanthropist! Their pledge should be handed over to the [[Secretary]] posthaste, after which their token will be updated to give them the 24/7 access they've earned(?)
 
  
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
 
<blockquote>Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community and space better than it is today.</blockquote>
 
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Mark down a check or other indicator on every open application to keep track of how many weeks they've been read out.
 
* Anyone eligible to join this week should
 
** introduce themselves,
 
** answer any questions members may have for them, then
 
** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
 
* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
 
* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
 
  
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mitch - "two people came in"
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tayopa (sp?) - very silly things - a little bit of datra analysis for a video game (long story) and also optimizing ???.
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elf (sp?) - likes making brain models? interested in third-generation ???
  
= Financial Report =
 
* Funds in bank:
 
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
 
* Any other details by those participating in handling our financials
 
  
= Consensus =
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ryan - 3d camera
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* '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]
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ryan has a 3d camera? or noisebridge did. a camera called the aura. a very high-end 360 degree livestreaming video camera. delay is about 11s but that's it's still very very good we've tested it a couple times and I was interested in figuring out what everyone wants to use it for. Anyone who knows how to use it can just borrow it if everyone here trusts them to use it. If there's any noisebridge meetings that we might want to record in 360 or stuff like that, but consent on video especially if live.
* It is important that everyone in attendance understands at least:
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Alex - some people on noisebridg eodnt want to be videod because elite. we can make a little light umbrella to hide people. we can control the 360 bit a little bit.
** Blocking with verbalized principled objections.
 
** Why we use consensus over other approaches to decision making.
 
** How consensus isn't a legislative process
 
** Why consensus isn't applicable to some things like conflict resolution, resolution of time sinks, and the like.
 
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
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ryan - what ideas do other people have?
''(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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mitch - 3d modelling things for 3d printing or VR and if there are any projects or areas of noisebridge for virtual tours.
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alex - I just met someone who has a tango phone who was capturing model of the space. going to combine it with 360 camera. if you want to capture something and share it with the world we'll put it in the virtual reality exhibit that we're making.
  
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
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patrick - when is maker faire?
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
 
  
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alex - early may. two hundred thousand people making!!! in san mateo fairgrounds.
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ryan - maker faire is 1/10 of sf.
  
= Discussion =
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jeremey - cut it short. talk to ryan.
  
Longer discussion items belong here. This is the last part of the meeting so that people can break off and continue their discussion afterwards.
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j steam power
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j is j again. has been teaching at noisebridge. is passionate about it. the next step is that we are developing a STEAM program
  
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Science
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technology
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engineering
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art
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math
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^
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STEAM
  
== Discussion Items ==
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If anyone is interested in the actual development and scientific research (because along with developing the program we want to go ahead and have studies about the effectiveness of the program. not only to ourselves but to everyone! we want to prove hackerspaces are good. if you have info or know anyone interested in academic research, bookkeeping, accounting, or writing grant applications, please come to j.
  
If any important discussion happens, it should be happening after forward progress is made during consensus.
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Scott - going to an egineering school. sees people with funding. shirts that control data? who owns that data. what data? sensors, right? they create data? but I guess it is data. but who owns that? I guess we own it. who has access to that? who can modify it? "I don't know". people at funded startups. Real conversation. People developing this technology had not thought of this. You make different decisions when you've exercised or eaten or had sex. we also need to advocate for "SHIP".
  
= End of Meeting =
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(\__/) Este es Bunny. Copiar y
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(='.'=) Pegar a Bunny para ayudarlo
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(")_(") Ganar dominación mundial
  
# Return the [[membership binder]] to its rightful location.
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# Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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Scott says:
# Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker, robot, or robothacker.
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"#STEAM is an explosive disaster w/o a vessel to contain it & give direction - a SHIP.
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Story-telling
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History
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Interpersonal Skills
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Philosophy"
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We DO need the power of STEAM!  We just need to make sure we're thoughtful about how that power is harnessed & the direction in which it takes humanity
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== Note taker posts the notes ==
 
# Clean and tidy the meeting notes including removing all these really verbose instructions.
 
# Fill out the short summary at the top listing just announcements, consensus items, discussion topics, and names of new members and philanthropists.
 
# Copy paste the notes to the [http://www.noisebridge.net//Next_meeting next meeting] page. (They will become [[Last meeting]] at midnight.)
 
# Email the meeting summary to [mailto:noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Discuss] and [mailto:noisebridge-announce@lists.noisebridge.net?subject=MeetingNotes Noisebridge Announce] lists.
 
# CC on the email treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members and philanthropists.
 
# Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
 
# Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
 
  
== Fun things to do after ==
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j loves it. we want it to really be involved and nice as possible, but open to everyone. not only can noisebridge benefit from it but other hackerspaces have a guideline too. We're going for a grant from the NSF. Up to 225k! If we do get it it will be very good for noisebridge but the fact that we'll be able to do things like 3rd-party bookkeeping and accounting that will alleviate a lot of the background work to run the space. If you've never done accounting it's a real pain. So I'm looking at ways to help.
* Reprise of the [[Hackernationale]]. [This is anarchy - we do what the wiki says!]
 
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now (if it doesn't happen '''before''' any given Meeting).  Ask others around the space or check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
 
  
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mary - something about annihilation?
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jeremy - there's an education slack channel!!!!
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j - if you know anything about grants or getting funding please join #fiscal-sponsorship.
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mitch - robot brains
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"demo!" - jeremy.
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"did anyone come in that didn't say hi"
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francis (?) -- just hanging out
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frank -- freecad?
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joe likes to eat food
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"go ahead mitch"
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mitch - has been playing with tech since childhood. born a geek. technology as scott brought up is really powerful. if you play with it without knowing consequences you'll make the world worse. no way around it. one of the things I love about noisebridge and hackerspaces is that they attract people who think about these ramifications. This isn't the case in the larger technology culture. Many people use their skills in dangerous ways. Mitch has been playing with notions of consciousness, physical psychology, brainwaves for decades now. And is really fascinated. Friend Kal (?) has been making big robots and small robots. He has an exhibit in this 1940s suitcase. you open it and it looks like a horror movie. has a hand that comes out of a grave and starts scraping. met him at robotics conference in vienna austria that only has robots that make cocktails. Mitch and kal (?) are collaborating on a project with giant robots. Mitch is working on the brainwave interface. Friend Masahiro in Berlin made the electronics. It's  a good EEG for only $250. As good quality as medical data but only $250. Mitch uses that to control the five motors of the robots (robot arms) which go 16' tall. They have beetle pincers rather than hands. Two people, one for each arm, try to get the robots to kiss. But these things can kill you!!! At first mitch designed the hardware and went to recompile the code to put new code on. he was sitting just like that and as soo n as the code uploaded, all 5 motors went on full speed. Robots want to kiss but almost killed mitch.
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[videos]
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The first time Kal tried to control it he got a little bit nervous.
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[video]
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"Bad, bad panda".
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[Some longer video]
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First performance at the lab. 3 blocks away, on 16th. April 7, 8th, 9th. Ticket price is $8. if you want to come but can't afford that Mitch can put you on guest list. thelab.org. http://www.thelab.org/
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"Have youy considered a big red button to stop?"
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"That would be cheating. But I did it anyway".
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3d scanning noisebridge
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[quick demo]
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skip me and come back next
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?? - second time here. from japan. will get tour after meeting.
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(\__/) Este es Bunny. Copiar y
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(='.'=) Pegar a Bunny para ayudarlo
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(")_(") Ganar dominación mundial
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quinn - leds
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"So i have these RGB leds. Bought them on amazon. RGB but want RGBW Too long to return them but perfectly fine. I paid $15.98 per set. There are three sets. $17 per or best offer?"
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mitch - are the individually addressable? nope. whole strip makes one color?
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quinn - they're not like that.  but maybe controllable per color.
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talk to her if you're interested in getting them. or helping with the dorkroom. going to cut foam. Also women here get on the slack channel!!! and show her what you're doing. Not enough and sometimes depressing. Empower thyself!
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VR
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Aru -
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anonymous piratebox p2p sharing thing. new image for the pi zero. created a virtual peer-to-peer island. the project is on hackaday. if you search for avalon or metaverse you can find documentation there. wants to 3d scan noisebridge for vr.
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ryan - did you get consent?
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a - no people in it.
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lock for a/v box
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lots of keys in a locked box. might open it. also mischief can pick it.
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mill bits
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mills bits break! but if we have mill bits we cna make pcbs. please donate.
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ryan - if you have questions about mill bits or harbor freight ask ryan.
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[vr demo interlude]
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noisebridge fiscal sponsorship
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ryan is writing some articles for fun. doesn't want to be restricted to the whims of any of the big publishers he knows. would rather go through publishing within a mini-nonprofit-style publisher for journalism. it doesn't really need much money but a bit of background stability and oversight. so that if we send them out for republishment then we still have journalistic control. whereas if you're just a journalist media companies can change a lot. but as an educational institution noisebridge could tell them not to do that.
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"are there other people who want to write articles or do reviews?" reviewing other peoplese' contents with analytical and educational mindset.
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let's just stop it there, if anything interests you. if you're new find us and we'll give you a tour! great meeting! enjoy! hack! robots!
  
 
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Topics for discussion


+ explain what noisebridge is - lots of new people here + patrick philantropist thing + Michael - usf? or something + ryan - we have a 360 degree camera! what do wre want it for (GOTO LINE 120-ish) + j wants to talk about developing a steam program (GOTO LINE 136-ish) + mitch - controlling robots with brains (GOTO LINE 190-ish) + alu - vr / ar developer from LA - 3d scanning noisebridge piratebox p2p sharing (GOTO LINE 228-ish) + quinn - has led lights for sale (GOTO LINE 216-ish) + lizzie - mill bits + ryan - noisebridge being a fiscal sponsor for publishing certain media?

What is noisebridge?


j - Noisebridge is a nonprofit 5013c educational org to so you can go ahead and create you can teach you can learen you can build many cool things as long as you follow our one and only rule that is to be excellent to one another.l you don't need to pay dues, you don't need to pay fees to come to noisebridge. but we like donations. but you can come here for free.

mitch -everyone is always welcome here. it's always free. bring your friends. everything here happens because we're bad at it but we do it anyway. doocracy!

lizzie - anti-harassment policy eytc

Patrick philantropist thing


patrick has been coming. wants to be a philantropist.

ryan - philantropy is responsibility over noisebridg.e you need to know how to protect the space and close it if you're the last. and be willing to give tours? you dont need to be here every week or anything just come and go wen you feel like. as long as there's nothing wrong with your money you can be a philantropist.

"I actually forgot we should go around and introduce everyone"


+ jeremy has been hjere since june. software, ai haskell. + adrian - new here! first time! never been here but mentioned before to jeremy that he made friends and tried to start a noisebridge once. a few years later he organized a series of big robot scholarships. He can help with that stuff. Does embedded systems and lives in the city. + lxpk - started a robots group. wanted an adrian. there wasn't an adrian :( but there's a poster. all can be adrian's. lxpk teaches gamebridge / mixed reality / vr / etc. Making a noisebridge. + michael - undergrad at usf. wants to enlist members for on-campus media project. "on the docket". new here. interested in immersing himself. "when did you say gamebridge is starting?" + adam builds stuff. hardware electronics physics. if you do that cool. + matt - doesn't do do. breaks a lot of stuff. broke drill bit. wants donations for drill bits. + ryan - the noisebridge person for quite a while. am here mainly on tues for gamebr and meetings. comes here more often for other little projects. and is trying to work on a couple little noisebridge projects. yeah. will talk more about this later. + scott - formal background is intersection of education and technology. helps companies prototype physical devices. curious about everything. likes lasers and other peoples projects. + nicole - programming, teaching, trying to laser. + cwlx - venture capitalist. looking for the cool new thing. interesting ideas. talk to cwlx. + patrick - programmer datascientist tensorflow thing machine learning neuroscience. not clothing. but neuroscience. no clones. maybe sleep-deprived. neuroscience. kind of hacking. + lizzie - electronics, security, get distracted easily with projects

+ jeff - marine engineer. really tiny robotos. + quintessa -likes music a lot. artistic. nice. main projects are music and dorkroom. likes reducing reverb and cutting foam. sells lights. + rafael - electrical engineer. old thinkpads. bothering people and learning. helping foamcutting + chris - producer / composer / visual programming languages / processing. in the right place. "we just started to discover the huge processing people. there's like seven of them" - jeremy + steve - theoretical physics. software. creative coding, processing, etc. more interesting in statistical mechanics and deep learning. + also steve - broadcast engineer. reneewed interest in nerding. game design. looking to do that here. + mitch - today was really fun I met one of the people who started burning man long ago and hung with him all day in his little teeny office on ??? tower in oakland. started cacaphony society, which when he visited sf as an adult he came out of montgomery bart. a bunch of weirdos were handing out flyers saying "yuo may already be a member of the cacaphony society". teaching new friends arduino. project-based education vs fucking tests. talks. cofounder of noisebridge in 2007. focusing on getting giant brain robots working before their first performance before april 7. + j "that's hard to follow up. I'm just j. Passionate about education and took over mitch's circuit hacking classes. I've been teaching that and teaching outside of noisebridge. talking to schools of all kinds about why education is exciting? I want noisebridge to be even cooler." + Greg - has been coming ehre for a long time.

jeremy "if anyone wants to add anything to the agenda add it now."


alexpeak - "like I was saying everyone wants robots. if I can help restart roboti groups I'm down."

"Let's go back to philantropy"


does anyone want to sponsor patrick? alex peake - "you're a data scientist? I'll sponsor you. Kind of a joke but I moved in with zephyr because he said he's a data scientist". mitch - not cool steve - "I'll give you the keys to my living room" mitch - does anyone have any objections? lxpk - do you understand closing up? p - explain that alex - [words about closing the space] ryan - make sure all three doors are closed. jeremy - turn off hot things. make sure windows are closed. mitch - "I definitely you need to have know the responsibilities before becoming a philantropist and then you can become a philantropist next tuesday" jeremy - "anything else?"

nope


Michael - usf (mamondello@dons.usfca.edu)


Doing an on-campus media project audio slideshow. Would like to do recorded interviews with members of Noisebridge - basically discussing a topic of the sort of quote unquote diy ethic. wanted to talk to members / philantropist to talk about your experience of the palce, the value it has, and what you guys are working on. lasers, unity, etc etc, clones? good start.

talk to michael if you want to be interviewed!!!\

alex "where does it go?" michael - "write-up and interview on student-run newspaper of usf"


email michael!!


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anything else? - jeremy - questions

(\__/) This is Bunny. Copy and (='.'=) paste Bunny to help him (")_(") gain world domination


mitch - "two people came in"


tayopa (sp?) - very silly things - a little bit of datra analysis for a video game (long story) and also optimizing ???. elf (sp?) - likes making brain models? interested in third-generation ???


ryan - 3d camera


ryan has a 3d camera? or noisebridge did. a camera called the aura. a very high-end 360 degree livestreaming video camera. delay is about 11s but that's it's still very very good we've tested it a couple times and I was interested in figuring out what everyone wants to use it for. Anyone who knows how to use it can just borrow it if everyone here trusts them to use it. If there's any noisebridge meetings that we might want to record in 360 or stuff like that, but consent on video especially if live. Alex - some people on noisebridg eodnt want to be videod because elite. we can make a little light umbrella to hide people. we can control the 360 bit a little bit.

ryan - what ideas do other people have? mitch - 3d modelling things for 3d printing or VR and if there are any projects or areas of noisebridge for virtual tours. alex - I just met someone who has a tango phone who was capturing model of the space. going to combine it with 360 camera. if you want to capture something and share it with the world we'll put it in the virtual reality exhibit that we're making.

patrick - when is maker faire?

alex - early may. two hundred thousand people making!!! in san mateo fairgrounds. ryan - maker faire is 1/10 of sf.

jeremey - cut it short. talk to ryan.

j steam power


j is j again. has been teaching at noisebridge. is passionate about it. the next step is that we are developing a STEAM program

Science technology engineering art math ^ STEAM

If anyone is interested in the actual development and scientific research (because along with developing the program we want to go ahead and have studies about the effectiveness of the program. not only to ourselves but to everyone! we want to prove hackerspaces are good. if you have info or know anyone interested in academic research, bookkeeping, accounting, or writing grant applications, please come to j.

Scott - going to an egineering school. sees people with funding. shirts that control data? who owns that data. what data? sensors, right? they create data? but I guess it is data. but who owns that? I guess we own it. who has access to that? who can modify it? "I don't know". people at funded startups. Real conversation. People developing this technology had not thought of this. You make different decisions when you've exercised or eaten or had sex. we also need to advocate for "SHIP".

(\__/) Este es Bunny. Copiar y (='.'=) Pegar a Bunny para ayudarlo (")_(") Ganar dominación mundial


Scott says: "#STEAM is an explosive disaster w/o a vessel to contain it & give direction - a SHIP. Story-telling History Interpersonal Skills Philosophy" We DO need the power of STEAM! We just need to make sure we're thoughtful about how that power is harnessed & the direction in which it takes humanity



j loves it. we want it to really be involved and nice as possible, but open to everyone. not only can noisebridge benefit from it but other hackerspaces have a guideline too. We're going for a grant from the NSF. Up to 225k! If we do get it it will be very good for noisebridge but the fact that we'll be able to do things like 3rd-party bookkeeping and accounting that will alleviate a lot of the background work to run the space. If you've never done accounting it's a real pain. So I'm looking at ways to help.

mary - something about annihilation?

jeremy - there's an education slack channel!!!!

j - if you know anything about grants or getting funding please join #fiscal-sponsorship.

mitch - robot brains


"demo!" - jeremy. "did anyone come in that didn't say hi"

francis (?) -- just hanging out frank -- freecad? joe likes to eat food

"go ahead mitch"

mitch - has been playing with tech since childhood. born a geek. technology as scott brought up is really powerful. if you play with it without knowing consequences you'll make the world worse. no way around it. one of the things I love about noisebridge and hackerspaces is that they attract people who think about these ramifications. This isn't the case in the larger technology culture. Many people use their skills in dangerous ways. Mitch has been playing with notions of consciousness, physical psychology, brainwaves for decades now. And is really fascinated. Friend Kal (?) has been making big robots and small robots. He has an exhibit in this 1940s suitcase. you open it and it looks like a horror movie. has a hand that comes out of a grave and starts scraping. met him at robotics conference in vienna austria that only has robots that make cocktails. Mitch and kal (?) are collaborating on a project with giant robots. Mitch is working on the brainwave interface. Friend Masahiro in Berlin made the electronics. It's a good EEG for only $250. As good quality as medical data but only $250. Mitch uses that to control the five motors of the robots (robot arms) which go 16' tall. They have beetle pincers rather than hands. Two people, one for each arm, try to get the robots to kiss. But these things can kill you!!! At first mitch designed the hardware and went to recompile the code to put new code on. he was sitting just like that and as soo n as the code uploaded, all 5 motors went on full speed. Robots want to kiss but almost killed mitch.

[videos]

The first time Kal tried to control it he got a little bit nervous.

[video]

"Bad, bad panda".

[Some longer video]

First performance at the lab. 3 blocks away, on 16th. April 7, 8th, 9th. Ticket price is $8. if you want to come but can't afford that Mitch can put you on guest list. thelab.org. http://www.thelab.org/

"Have youy considered a big red button to stop?" "That would be cheating. But I did it anyway".

3d scanning noisebridge


[quick demo] skip me and come back next

?? - second time here. from japan. will get tour after meeting. (\__/) Este es Bunny. Copiar y (='.'=) Pegar a Bunny para ayudarlo (")_(") Ganar dominación mundial


quinn - leds


"So i have these RGB leds. Bought them on amazon. RGB but want RGBW Too long to return them but perfectly fine. I paid $15.98 per set. There are three sets. $17 per or best offer?"

mitch - are the individually addressable? nope. whole strip makes one color?

quinn - they're not like that. but maybe controllable per color.

talk to her if you're interested in getting them. or helping with the dorkroom. going to cut foam. Also women here get on the slack channel!!! and show her what you're doing. Not enough and sometimes depressing. Empower thyself!

VR --- Aru - anonymous piratebox p2p sharing thing. new image for the pi zero. created a virtual peer-to-peer island. the project is on hackaday. if you search for avalon or metaverse you can find documentation there. wants to 3d scan noisebridge for vr.

ryan - did you get consent?

a - no people in it.


lock for a/v box


lots of keys in a locked box. might open it. also mischief can pick it.

mill bits


mills bits break! but if we have mill bits we cna make pcbs. please donate.

ryan - if you have questions about mill bits or harbor freight ask ryan.

[vr demo interlude]

noisebridge fiscal sponsorship


ryan is writing some articles for fun. doesn't want to be restricted to the whims of any of the big publishers he knows. would rather go through publishing within a mini-nonprofit-style publisher for journalism. it doesn't really need much money but a bit of background stability and oversight. so that if we send them out for republishment then we still have journalistic control. whereas if you're just a journalist media companies can change a lot. but as an educational institution noisebridge could tell them not to do that.

"are there other people who want to write articles or do reviews?" reviewing other peoplese' contents with analytical and educational mindset.


let's just stop it there, if anything interests you. if you're new find us and we'll give you a tour! great meeting! enjoy! hack! robots!