Category Archives: Meetings

Reminder of the first and most important Business Planning Committee meeting this Sat 1-5pm

The Doodle votes are in and THIS Saturday (Jan 4th 2014) is the first meeting of the Business Planning Committee. This group of people will ensure that EMS has the financial wherewithal to move into a bigger and more expensive place. We will do this by crafting a business plan with the following pillars (so far): membership dues, hosting classes, and co-locating individuals and small groups in need of office and or meeting space. The group will also negotiate our lease and deal with the legalese of lease signing etc..

Even if you did not sign up please please participate in this committee.  Without everyones help EMS can not take the necessary steps to stay together.

Board Elections and Annual Meeting

The EMS annual membership meeting and board elections are coming up very soon.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 PM.  The meeting will take place at Eugene Maker Space.  If you want to vote in the board election, please make sure you have your dues paid up for the month of December and you filled out the membership form and waiver at some point in the last year.  We will have an online voting system so if you can’t make it to the meeting you will still be able to cast your vote.  More details on this to come!

Annual Meeting and Board Elections

It’s just about time for us to hold our first annual meeting since Eugene Maker Space was founded!  The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00PM.
At this meeting we also have to elect our new board.  There are currently five positions on the board and all members in good standing will get to vote to fill those slots.  We are working on an electronic voting system that will allow you to vote online in the event that you cannot make it to the membership meeting or otherwise do not wish to attend.  This should help us reach our quorum so we can officially elect the new board right away.  More details about the electronic voting system will follow, but the most important thing to note is that the polls will close on Saturday, December 8th at 2:00PM.  That is exactly one hour after the meeting starts.  This will give candidates some time to speak their peace before the votes are all cast.

Do you think you might want to run for a board position for 2013?  Please do!  This is your chance to step up and make a difference in this community.  If you think you want to run for a board position, please send an email to the discussion list or talk to some members in person to let us all know why you want to be on the board and what you can bring to the table.  Another member must nominate you for a board position.  If you wish to nominate someone for a board position, please send an email to the discussion mailing list with a subject line of “NOMINATION – Member Name”.  That will make it easy for us to keep track of nominations.  Nominations will close on November 30th, so make sure you get all of your nominations in before December 1st.

We encourage all members who are interested in this voting process (or are interested in running for a position) to familiarize themselves with our current governing documents.  You can review the most recent version of our governing documents on the EMS wiki:

If anyone has any questions about any of this, feel free to email and one of us will help you out where possible.

Tonight’s Open Shop

What happened at Open Shop Night tonight?

Weston’s project was to make new wheels for his cardboard robot. He had designed some and wanted to print them on Rick’s 3D printer. Darrell showed him how to use the printer, and they worked together to get two new wheels printed. Here is the robot with his new wheels. He looks pretty excited about them.


After the new wheels were installed, Weston let the robot roam around the lab for a while.

Ionel, Darrell, and Weston also compared notes on OpenSCAD. I (Bob) built a metal box. After that, I tried to drill out a 5mm coupler to make a ¼ inch coupler, but the hole went off center.