Weekly Staff Meetings/2012-08-28

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* Location       : XinCheJian
* Scheduled Time : 19:45
* Start time     : 20:15
* End time      :  20:55
* Staff Present  : Paul, Kevin, Valentin, Stephany, Freda, Edward, Min Lin, Lio
* Others Present : Sherry, Sunny Jr, Spencer


Accomplishments (from last week)

  • Edward (!!!), Sunny, Paul, Lio for roboracing workshop and being participants
  • Spencer, Edward and Sunny Jr. on swarm robot progress
  • Lutz for winning robot competition 3rd place at Campus Party
  • Alex and James for good progress on CNC
  • Michael is back! YEAAAH!

Reports

  • Roboracing Workshop 201208 and Roboracing Event 201208 - 26 Aug (Edward)
    • 14 persons! Cover the prize money! 20Y per robot!
    • Expected a higher turnout for race
    • No winners of autonomous race
    • 20 PCB events (enough components for 15 fully assembled)
    • Swarm event: Barcamp September 8th? September 15th?
    • TODO(Edward): do a blog post about the workshop and roborace
      • Analog Line Follower
      • Picture and prize description
    • TODO(Mika): nice decorative image for blog post
    • TODO(MinLin): send image of racetrack to family that wants to do a family event
    • TODO(MinLin): follow up for future Arduino workshop
  • Swarm robots
    • Talk with sunny about his design of next version of swarm robot
    • Edward to redo the power supply for autonomous robot
    • Workshop September 8th for Swarm Robot?
    • "10 Dollar Robot" - Design Challenge - Deadline: Sept. 15th
    • Sharing interest from Barcamp event
  • Surveys
    • TODO(Kevin): preliminary analysist summary of the survey
  • Bamboos: Paul sent email to Susan
  • BarCamp Shanghai involvement (September 8th) - not there
    • TODO(Spencer): "turn your project into a kit" talk
    • TODO(Ricky): Lophilo talk
    • TODO(Valentin): Social glasses talk
    • TODO(Lio): door lock talk
    • TODO(Gilbert): Linux experience talk
    • TODO(Paul): secret project talk
    • TODO(Jackie): olfactive talk
    • TODO(James): CNC machine talk
    • TODO(Alex): space gambit talk
    • TODO(Stephany): 3d printing (recruiting and announce classes) talk
    • TODO(Freda): cats rescue talk
    • TODO(Lutz): prepare "Build your own infrared seeking robot" talk
    • TODO(Sunny Jr): micro-arduino talk
    • TODO(Roger): urban farming talk
  • open/closing scheduling changes/updates
    • TODO(Mika): confirm close on Thursday 7pm
    • Spencer: open on Saturday 10am - CONFIRMED
    • TODO(Roger): confirm close on Monday
  • WISS International school wanted workshop (Analog Line Follower)
    • TODO(MinLin): take the lead
    • 50 students of grade 9 (15 years old)
    • limited budget (what is it?)
    • weekday morning 9:30am to 2pm
  • Seats
    • TODO(David): all computers were pushed to the left, where are our 5 workstations? other groups pushing our stuff aggressively to the side, making our seats there uncomfortable.
    • TODO(David): be present at the next meeting to discuss this
  • Faren Issue 法人 (Legal Representative) - Paul Adams
    • Paul has volunteered to be Faren
    • TODO(David) is taking care of Faren follow up
  • New Members Orientation: next one Friday Sept. 21st
    • TODO(Ricky): prepare for the event
    • Free beers, soft drinks and chips
    • Group making activity
    • Announcement for new members
    • Leae, presentation
    • use video, schematic, livecast, etc
  • 3D printing workshop - Saturday Sept. 22nd
    • TODO(Valentin): to draft out the prices for 3d printing workshop
    • Proposed workshop content:
      • for people already know how to use 3D design software, follow the workshop to design and print out an object with 3D printer
  • "Maker faire" (maker carnival) Shanghai - November 2nd to 4th (Friday - Sunday)
    • Projects selection: need at least 40 projects in total
    • TODO(MinLin): taking the lead
    • Location: Century Park, Pudong.
    • Exhibition, hackathon, workshops, guests from abroad
    • DF Robot needs help! interns! people! budget! marketing material
    • Goal: better than Beijing ;-)
    • Workshops: at least 10 with material (to get sponsorship)
      • TODO(DFRobot): Soldering
      • TODO(Edward): ALF (show off useless machine)
      • TODO(Mika): LED heart (to be confirmed)
      • TODO(Paul): Joule thief and interactive plant
      • TODO(Lutz&Spencer): Swarm robots
      • TODO(SunnySr): squishy circuits
      • TODO(David): Ardublock
      • TODO(Valentin): Social glasses
    • Sell DIY kits, t-shirts []
    • TODO(Mika, Yihan, Valentin): LOGO, sticker, t-shirt, posters, event flyer, logo pin, hackerspace passport, SH maker faire stamp, workshops stamps

Pending events:

Marketing