Weekly Staff Meetings/2015-05-05

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Staff Meeting Notes 2015-05-05
Attendance: Paul, Lio, Amanda, lucio, non-name-guy


Wood Working

  • members asked about wood working tools
    • propose members to make a list
  • list sent to staff, needs approval, and space allocation.
  • guy from wood working shop to help prioritize.

Inactive members

  • why not many people use the space
    • Andy - no instruction
    • Lio - We do a shitty job communicating what "this thing actually is"
    • Amanda - Most people look to learn through education, workshops, lots of beginners.
    • Lucio - I hate that we are becoming a school, learning in a typical way is not what we do but have become, we are fashionable, people pay to become a hacker. We are missing the point of a Hackerspace. maybe a worldly tour. We should be a Hackerspace, and that's what we got known for, our financial stuff should that helps us should be contained.
      • Proposal - HAckertour.. worldly, create a 'hipster hackerspace' to make money.
      • Proposal - Intercom System, or RFID System.
      • Proposal - XinFab switches spaces with XinCheJian

AMANDA's Awesome Website

Lucio - XinFab

  • Wants to stop political problems between XinFab and XinCheJian.
  • Not happy with the relationship between XinFab and XinCheJian.
  • Doesn't want to deal with stuff between members.
  • Feeling like being someones bitch.
  • XinCheJian is backing out of the deal in Lucios eyes and always being tested.
  • Proposing that we separate from original obligations, proposing that XCJ maintains its own equipment from Machine Room and 3d printers. and close the door.



  • LUCIO will do measurements, send to AMANDA (no have just yet)
  • AMANDA will order ONE just to pilot
  • Aamanda waiting for reply.


  • Sent Bosch (still in discussion), Festool also
  • Can give tools
  • 100,000 RMB sponsorship in tools (no woodwork ones unfortunately)
    • coming to talk on friday (Bosch).

Discussion: Relationship with Xinfab (delayed until after lucios birthday)

  • 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.

Wednesday Open Night

  • Video from Simone about training tools
  • Lio and Andy hostly



Sunday morning 10am Arduino lvl4

  • For Serial workshops it needs to be taken slower.
  • No mixxed groups, totally newbies
  • Asked for different exercises
  • suggests opening an electronics workshop.
    • Roger suggests to say sorry, dude, no have!

CPP - feedback

  • SEAN: Saturday Morning: 10am
  • went well for 3 that had the program
    • needed a way to send files/ share files between people.
    • had issues trying to load wiki.. people need to be on XinCheJianMembers
    • needs to be clearer that they need to install shit first!
    • big bold letters
    • if computers had internet that work would help for idiots that done read.
    • clearly state punishment

= solidworks 2014 (4 weekends ddudes!)

  • weeeeeeeee


May 16th - Saturday

  • Lucio
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • Running in XinFab space - agreement on 50/50 split cost

May 17th - Sunday

  • 10 am to 12 am - Sean has agreed
  • Jingan activity center
  • Need projects, need support, need a white face.
  • Amanda to quote JAAC

May 23rd - afternoons

  • workshop from JAAC
  • Upcycling
  • AMANDA to arrange

June 6th - afternoons

  • workshop form JAAC
  • TBD
  • AMANDA to arrange

Workshops to Run

PCB Workshop

  • Lio, sure. Whenever. Will sleep on it. (follow up)
    • June sometime soon. eaglecad, something to do.

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.
  • done

Big Events


  • 103 members

Xinchejian Website and Wiki

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.

Xinchejian History

Staff Update

  • 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?)