Plenum/Meeting minutes/2019-07-12

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Idea/Overview: Plenum

Date/Time: July 12, 2019 - 20:00
Attending Managers: Patrick
Attending Members: Keno, Erik, Johannes


Here's the list so far - please don't hesitate to add more! If you won't be able to attend, you can add your comments here or in the discussion to take part anyway :-)

Project Presentations

Let's take up to 2 × 20 minutes before each plenum to show others what we're working on! If you are interested in talking about your projects, please announce it here and/or via the Mailing List:

  • Erik will tell something about the Ikea-Haken-Projekt with his son, and his first experience with micropython
    • The Ikea-Haken broke easily and are not available anymore, therefore Erik 3D-printed them.
      • They are designed with OpenSCAD and printed in PETG (stronger than PLA)
    • Erik showed some color-changing filament he bought for his school.
    • Micropython on an Adafruit Trinket M0
  • <please add your idea(s)!>

Recap of the last plenum

  • Repair Café: if they decide to host an event in the limited space we can open up for it (basically only the common room) we are looking at a date in October - Lukas will stay on it

New (and newly available) tools at the space

=> also see "Wish List"

Collaboration possibilities

Who's not in our Mailing List or Telegram Group yet? Also check out Category:Community!


The Bahnstadtfest is happening next Weekend (July 20th). We still need people to volunteer for the setup in the morning as well as for our stand during the day. Please ask around who will be available. We also need some further projects to show.

euVENTION Hackathon Support

As announced over the Makers list: The CoMakingSpace will be supporting the euVENTION Summer School's Hackathon on Saturday, July 27. This is a great opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a Hackathon and also help to raise awareness of the CoMakingSpace.

Patrick and Ciaran will help support the Hackathon participants with developing prototypes for their project challenges. We will have an array of Arduino, Raspberry PI and other electronic kits as well as 3D Printers to help with the rapid prototyping. Afterwards, the kits will be available for the CoMakingSpace to use for other events, seminars or projects.

If there is anyone interested in joining the fun, as a supplemental volunteer, please contact Ciaran directly to discuss the details.

Note: Our 3D Printer farm comes from supporting this same event two years ago. Great that the farm can return to it's roots for a Hackathon holiday before coming back to its home here at the CoMakingSpace.

Do-something days

Current projects that are looking for collaborators


closed issues since the last plenum
new issues since the last plenum

Please discuss the suggestions for roll-up posters, Lukas would like to order them by Monday so any feedback would be very valuable!


Area Patron Update

Area Patron Update Members Feedback
Electronics Bench Johannes The soldering station, that was on loan by Luca has been broken. No one has come forward, yet. Martin and Johannes have implemented the Pi Lab any feedback/thanks?
3D Printer Farm Luca & Kim any update? any feedback/thanks?
Woodturning Lukas Micha brought two new tools - anyone curious? Then I'd try to prioritize their documentation... any feedback/thanks?
CNC Router Johannes any update? any feedback/thanks?
Fridge & Freezer Kim & Johannes Freezer handle has been broken again... Johannes prints new holders any feedback/thanks?
Drilling Table Keno any update? any feedback/thanks?

Who else would like to become an Area Patron (Eckpate)?

  • wood workshop, e.g.:
    • sanding corner
  • Metal Workshop, e.g.:
  • lathes
    • grinding
    • welding
    • hand tools
    • Precious Plastic

Seminar Ideas

We need a Seminar for July and the months after!

  • Erik wants to do a MicroPython seminar, but still needs a couple weeks for 'playing around'.
  • There is interest in another PlatformIO seminar.

open discussion (general improvements, etc.)

What did I do since the last plenum?

  • Setup of Pi Lab
  • The Raspberry Pi in the Common Room should be more stable now regarding Bluetooth Playback.

What am I planning to do until the next plenum?

What went wrong?

Nobody likes bad surprises - please remember that anything wrong with amy piece of equipment should be reported and shared with the others immediately! One can open an issue, send an eMail around, talk to a only takes a few minutes!

The 3d printers have had some issues lately that could be due to some filament used. In general they are often not cleaned up well enough.

The drill bits are handled very badly and some (e.g. the 16mm spade bit) have been bend.

What went well?

We're getting close to 70 members! Four people joined last week :-D

What should get done at the space (new issues)?

Next Meeting

a Wednesday in August: temp. 7. August, but due to the low number of members attending a fixed date could not be found.