Plenum/Meeting minutes/2020-02-05

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general idea/overview of dates: "Plenum"

Date/Time: 2020-2-5, 20:25-21:20
Attending Managers: Lukas
Attending Members: Georg, Erik, Pia, Philip


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 :-)

Recap of the last plenum

  • progress of the renovations:
    • electricity:
      • bad luck with rat-chewed cables last week (see Mailing List or Telegram Group), but we're back on track now
      • lights are hung and theoretically working!
      • inspection can happen tomorrow (Johannes: 95% certainty, this value kept increasing throughout the evening) :-D
    • outside doors have been fixed
    • vehicle workspaces are ready for use
    • fundamental safety features are installed: first aid kits, fire extinguishers, emergency exits
    • rats: will be an ongoing topic for a while, but not blocking anymore...
      • we have two traps in the workshop floor, holes in the other rooms and especially into neighboring halls are widely sealed
      • cables have gotten an extra protection and are not in the animals' way now, so no reason to chew on them again...
  • missing until re-opening now: only the electricity inspection!!

Seminar Planning - Tor 4

As the first "Tor 4" beginner course on March 21/22 is getting closer, we are still looking for helpers:

  • "Precision Tech Meets Art" (Keno)
    • idea: intaglio printing with OpenPress and laser engraved [[Acrylic Glass|acrylic glass]; templates laser cut from cellulose acetate to spray paint on canvas; screen printing?
    • May 23/24
    • support offered: Erik, Leo, ??
    • planning via do-something #174
  • Final Event
    • June 27 plus evenings of the week before
    • should consist of very visible afternoons/evenings with project presentations and discussions

We are sponsored with new equipment for these courses, so your involvement will have a great impact on the Space!

Bauhaus Cards

You can now get Bauhaus bonus cards to support the Space! It won't change the price for you, but with every purchase you'll collect provisions for the Space - even more than through Amazon Smile.

Just let Lukas know if you would like to have such a card!

New (and newly available) tools at the space

=> also see "Wish List"

  • the laser cutter is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!
    • lots of preparation will be needed before it can be commissioned, help is of course very welcome ;-)
  • new chop saw needed
    • We have funds for it through the "Tor 4" courses (see above!
    • Philip has a contact who could get Bosch tools a lot cheaper! Keno could also get 10%

Collaboration possibilities

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


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

  • although we're very close to opening the Space again with the minimum functionality, there are still plenty of ways to increase order and comfort
    • for example, there are "issues" about installing a water line to the future kitchen, garbage collection, guiding visitors to the new place - just take a look!
    • feel free to add anything that's not in the list yet!


Please share your experiences with just about anything - the more people are creating wiki content together, the better!
=> have a look at current "wiki" labeled issues where help is especially welcome :-)

  • major edits this week: we've simplified and combined a couple of separate introductions into the drill introduction and the heat introduction! Make sure you're up to date on the new versions before using the machines again, as always ;-)

Also check out current projects that are looking for collaborators if you're a team player!

Area Patron Update

Area Patron Update Members Feedback
Electronics Bench Johannes any update? any feedback/thanks?
3D Printer Farm Leo & Kim any update? any feedback/thanks?
Woodturning Lukas restored the woodturning corner tonight before leaving any feedback/thanks?
CNC Router Johannes any update? any feedback/thanks?
Kitchen Kim & Johannes any update? any feedback/thanks?
Drilling Table (and screw/nail stuff) Keno any update? any feedback/thanks?
Metal Lathe Luzian any update? any feedback/thanks?
Sanding Corner F.Huchinson (supported by Luca) any update? any feedback/thanks?
Laser Cutter Erik any update? any feedback/thanks?

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

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

Open Discussion

  • question: are stored items, vehicles etc. insured against theft?
    • Lukas: no, only against break-ins (i.e. with visible signs of forced entry) - so make sure you lock your van/locker/etc if you want to be safe!
    • also, best keep a list of valuables and give it to Patrick from time to time

Next Meeting

Friday in March: 2020-3-6, 20:00