[Space] Meeting Sunday?

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun May 9 16:24:16 UTC 2010

Just so there's no confusion...

Since nobody responded saying they could make the meeting, it's not
happening.  I have lots to do too, so I'll be taking care of other things.

""Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster;
and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes into you." - Friedrich

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 8:13 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:

> First, I'm wondering how many people will be available for a meeting Monday
> at 6PM.  I'd like to meet, discuss stuff for an hour or two, then we can all
> go out to dinner like we used to.  If you can, and want to make it, please
> respond.  If there aren't more than one or two people who can, it won't be
> worth our while to get together and do this.
> The things I see we need to talk about:
> Maker Faire:
>  - What is going?  Do we have a complete list?
> I have the checklist for the regular flight thing that I'll be sticking up
> on the wiki, since I don't believe it made it there yet. I think we should
> have everything on that list at least for display.
>     - I'd like to try to get Chris' camera working so we can run that.  Not
> only is it a bit more elegant of a technical solution, I believe it has much
> better resolution, so we should be able to get nicer images.  Pretty
> pictures good!
>     - I'd also like to open this up for discussion on New Things.  If you
> have an idea you'd like to try out for Maker Faire, now would be the time to
> bring it up!
> - Who is going?  Although this is probably something that should best be
> handled over the list, once I have an exact count of tickets available, I'll
> be able to put together a sign up sheet to put on the wiki.  I want people
> to have more than 24 hrs this time to sign up.  There will be shifts and
> we'll have a maximum number per shift, so we get good, even coverage with
> everyone knowing when they'll be needed.  How long the shifts will need to
> be and how many people need to work at a time will be predicated on how many
> tickets we get.
> If we don't get enough tickets we should be talking to Mitch about getting
> more people in.  He has a virtually unlimited supply of tickets, but will
> require you to work the soldering area for a bit in exchange.  We all know
> how to solder, right?  If people are getting Mitch's tickets and helping him
> out, you will be encouraged, not required, to sign up for shifts.  You'll be
> appreciated by all the folks who get the tickets and have to make the
> commitment.
> - Logistics: What do we need to do in order to be ready for the event?  We
> don't need to have answers to these by this Sunday, but it's good to talk
> about, and if we do, we're ahead of the curve.
>    - How are we on helium and balloons?
>    - Do we need any more rope/wire/etc?
>    - How are we getting stuff down there and back?
> In addition to talking about Maker Faire, I'd really like to be looking
> forward to our next launch.  We probably shouldn't set a date until after
> the event, but I'd still like to start discussions on new things we could be
> doing.  The last launch attempt only included a new body, no new systems or
> tests.  I'd really like to get the ideas flowing again, as they seem to have
> died down.
> The biggest new thing I'd like to talk about is a power bus.  I'll have the
> list of *stuff* we have up on the wiki so we can address each item
> individually, including battery requirements.  I'd like to have a uniform,
> redundant, stable, reliable power source (think in terms of a PC power
> supply) so we can stop fussing with batteries and charging and all
> the sundry things we need to worry about prior to each launch.
> It's been a while since I've heard any other new ideas for the launch.
>  Granted, not having a successful launch in a while means we haven't had a
> chance to test the last batch of ideas.  I still don't think this means we
> should stop coming up with them though.
> So come to the meeting and bring your ideas.  It'll be fun!
> Christie
> _______
> ""Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster;
> and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes into you." - Friedrich
> Nietzsche
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