Weekly Staff Meetings/2015-04-21
Staff Meeting Notes 2015-04-21 Attendance: Roger, Kevin, Amanda, Lucio, Andi
Discussion: Relationship with Xinfab
- There is the urgent need to discuss with Xinfab about our relationship.
- We plan to have a serious and extended discussion about this topic at the beginning of the next meeting.
Discussion: Active Projects
The big cleanup
- More work space
- Need to move to boxes away from under the table
The Meetup Groups
- What are the goals?
- Talking, learning, sharing
- Roger: Robots is ok
AMANDA's Awesome Website
- ONE WEEK FROM NOW
- AMANDA will make Instructables happen.
- But that's what he promised.
- He will present next week
- Roger has some stuff in there.
- LUCIO will do measurements, send to AMANDA
- AMANDA will order ONE just to pilot
- Amanda take Autodesk
- Sent Bosch, some other tool company
- Can give tools
- 100,000 RMB sponsorship in tools (no woodwork ones unfortunately)
- 30,000 RMB needed
- Priced by Amanda on Taobao
- Please Amanda, send document to staff
Wednesday Open Night
- Announcing / Preview of upcoming workshops
- AMANDA will give it
- AMANDA to send it
- Don't need to talk about it
Quadcopter Drone Workshop
- Andrew runs it
- Saturday morning
- 1600 for kits, 300 for workshop
- We need to come up with some principles on the pricing (no ideas)
- They need to clean up
Arduino Workshop beginners
- Saturday (10am - 12noon)
- SEAN: Sunday Afternoon: 1-3 pm
Arduino Workshop (level 4)
- LIO: Sunday 10 am
- Details on xinchejian.com
- Needs someone on site to help out
- For future reference -- GET THE INFORMATION BEFORE
Team Building Workshop
- It went well!
May 17th - Sunday
- Jingan activity center
- Need projects, need support, need a white face.
- Amanda to quote JAaC
May 23rd - afternoons
- workshop from JAaC
- AMANDA to arrange
June 6th - afternoons
- workshop form JAaC
- AMANDA to arrange
- nelson: hackjam, 12 hours of full hacking, no pressure, staff/members on site to help projects
- promote things like: best beginner hack, best project
- Don't focus on projects to be completed during the event
- organic ideas
- two to four times a year is enough
- Don't put high stakes, no high prized gifts.
Workshops to Run
- Someone from Nanjing Makerspace
- Lio, sure. Whenever. Will sleep on it. (follow up)
Unmask V2 Workshop
- Paul and Simone. will sleep on it. (follow up)
Design Thinking Workshop
- Azure and iHan agreed, but want to limit scope for half a day and control size
- PAUL pass on contact info to AMANDA.
- Solarplane nothing to do
- Needs to improve
- AMANDA to investigate, get them to send details
- Do it themselves
- We will do something for money
- AMANDA to investigate
Nanjing Makerspace Conference
- Want someone from Xinchejian to present
- AMANDA to go
- PAUL will find it, and send to everyone
- Person had an unhappy experience
Xinchejian / Xinfab Relationship
- Lucio / Xinfab - I have to go.
- T-Shirt design competition??
- Total failure
- Need to get a digital design
- Kevin is now taking over the t-shirt manufacturing
Xinchejian Website and Wiki
- http://xinchejian.com - Print out a FAQ. Kevin to help draft. Amanda and everyone else interested will add and edit.
- http://wiki.xinchejian.com - Kevin has spent time to improve it. we all care.
Xinfab: Lowering Prices for 3D Printer
- 2 RMB per gram for people who need no help
- If you still need help. 4 RMB some help or you pay for Sean's time. 10 RMB.
- How to handle this?
- Chinese: Amanda, Mika
- English: Lio, Paul
- PAUL to help finish the History of Xinchejian - WIP
- David Li -- removed from Staff. But still on Cofounders and Previous Staff Members.
- Sean Purser-Haskell -- needs to do more staff time.
- Bernie -- to be left off, until more time to contribute.
Also Xinchejian Google Apps clean up:
- felix - never used
- sophialin - never used
- jmkalin - Jonathan Kalin - last login 2011
- jrosen - Joshua Rosen - last login 2013
- ziyunpeng - last login 2012
- rockets - last login 2011 (fine right?)
- Xinchejian Finances Spreadsheet: Xinchejian Finance Spreadsheet - Google Doc
- Xinchejian FAQ Document: Xinchejian FAQ - Google Doc
- Xinchejian Intro Board: Xinchejian Intro Board Google Doc
Fun Places near metro
- Amanda to Organise
- needs to be low impact
- not to link to websites from XinCheJian
- no thanks
- members asked about wood working tools
- propose members to make a list