November 30th, 2015 by orion
We need your help to give us feedback so we can make decisions on what new tools to buy, improve on communicating to members, and asking for volunteers.
We’ve changed wording/added questions from the last survey, so even if you took the last one – please still visit www.tinyurl.com/TCINPUT
It doesn’t matter if you are an active member or not, we’re interested in hearing what you think!
If you prefer – a paper version of the Survey can also be found in the front entrance under the Volunteer/Event Bulletin Board.
Thank you for Your Time!
October 27th, 2015 by MechaVile
Hello Twin Cities. As some of us remember the Hack Factory hosted a premiere party for a show called How To Make Everything in which the host, Andy George, makes everyday items from scratch. It’s well produced and quite informative.
Check out a couple episodes on ye olde Tube of You’s here:
Well they liked Hack Factory so much that they’re coming for another tour of the facility to give us a spot in an upcoming sidebar series called Meet The Makers where they go back to the locations for a better look at the crafters who helped Andy on his quest.
On Thursday the 29th some crew (maybe even Andy himself, oooooo!) will be filming the area and projects starting from 5pm to whenever they get enough cool stuff, which I imagine will be around 7pm but is as of yet undecided.
They’d like to see sparks fly, things in operation and projects being projected upon. Makers making things as making makers make. So cancel your date plans, brush the dust off your green tag and swing on by if you’ve got something cool to work on.
We’ll need a lot of clean space to set up in so an impromptu cleaning salon will commence on Wednesday to prepare. Time: Undesignated. Whenever there are bodies and impetus.
September 11th, 2015 by orion
September 26th 10am – 6pm
Focus: Member Storage and Classroom
It’s here again folks and you know you want to get your hands dirty getting this place clean. Quarterly clean-up runs the same as always with two reminders.
Reminder: Update your tags and take home inactive projects
We’re making a special focus on cleaning up Member Storage this time around so if you’re reading this, then there is a definite possibility that your materials may get red tagged or, if they’re already red tagged, moved to Up For Grabs or thrown out at our discretion. This is, of course, for the courtesy of all of our members and we do value your possessions and projects as much as you value this space so please come in and update your tags, downsize your storage and take home any inactive projects or supplies.
Reminder: Cleaning Deputies
Each area manager should either be in attendance, as is good cleaning practice, or a cleaning deputy should be assigned to marshal the cleaning of their individual area so as to streamline the cleaning process and alleviate the wandering confusion many of us may have felt on our first clean-up. Feel free to volunteer yourself on the Google Group to be a deputy for certain areas or, if none are available on the day, to deputize yourself if you feel you have a firm grasp of the area and its cleaning needs.
(Holsters not necessary but encouraged.)
For those without guidance, look for the tell tale star marking a cleaning deputy when you arrive and they’ll direct you towards a cleaner, happier Hack Factory.
And, as always, Twin Cities Makers…
Hack Well. Hack Hard.
August 24th, 2015 by danbackslide
Twin Cities Maker will hold its annual Member Meeting on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 3:00PM.
At the meeting the Board will present an overview of the last year, and where we’re heading in the next year. Members in good standing (i.e. dues paid through August) will be able to vote for new Governing Board members, and also on a proposed change to the Bylaws. The proposal is included in the linked information packet.
- Voting in person can be done starting at 12:00 noon. Polls will be open until 6:00PM.
- The meeting itself will start at 3:00PM.
- We’ll pull out the grills after the meeting!
If you can’t make it to Saturday’s meeting, you can vote using the linked ballot, or you can assign your voting power to another member with the proxy form. Details on using each are also included in the information packet. You can email your completed ballot or proxy form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday!
July 1st, 2015 by danbackslide
This past Saturday was Quarterly Cleanup. We spent most of the day going through member storage, sorting out stuff. As you can see in the picture, there’s now a set of shelves full of parking-ticketed items. These items were all last dated before our previous cleanup — in other words, they’ve been sitting since at least 3/28, and some of it much longer than that.
If you were contacted about having material for pickup, please come in and grab it as soon as possible. We’re going to keep these items on the shelf until July 15 — after that it’ll go to up-for-grabs.
As a reminder, here are the rules for member storage:
- The base storage unit is an 18 gallon plastic tub. Anything that will fit in that space can be stored as long as you remain a member.
- Anything that doesn’t fit in the tub space must be an active project. We don’t have the space to store things that aren’t being worked on, or supplies being saved for someday.
- Everything in storage must be labeled with your name, a contact phone number or email address, and the date. The date should be refreshed at least once a quarter, so we know you’re still around and keeping an eye on your stuff.