March 25th at the Food Pantry Maker Meeting

Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 17:58:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul
To: DHMN discussion <>
Subject: {DHMN-discussion} March 25th at the Food Pantry Maker Meeting

Good news everyone!

I’ve now got the key to the building, and I was shown how to enter,
take care of the heat etc.

There is insurance on the building for the public to come, but if we
were to meet there every month the owner would like for us to get our
own insurance for our riskier meetings. His insurance is for laid back
church type meetings there.

The Internet is a wireless AT&T DSL Broadband 2WIRE box, with four
ports for us to add on to. He didn’t know the speed offhand, but I’d
guess it’s 3-6MB/s. I believe the configuration password is printed on
the side, so we could probably access it. Any suggestions and help
with configuring a router for public use would be great, I’ve got a DD-
WRT router I’ll bring.

The food storage part of the building will be locked, but we’d have
access to most everything else, which is the one big main church
sanctuary type room(with tables and chairs), the loading bay/workshop,
restrooms, kitchen,small walled in young children play area(free germs
for everyone!) and free parking (15-20 cars approximately?) in the
dedicated parking lot. I didn’t get to take any pictures while I was
there, I didn’t think it would be appropriate to take pictures while
lots of people were there.

Time is 10:00am – ??? (whenever we want. 4am?)

1110 South Oneida St, Appleton WI

Invite anyone you would think would be interested. Bring your spouse
and children. DHMN members are asked to take responsibility for safety
and well being of everyone and the building. Power tools/soldering
irons are welcome, safety goggles are mandatory.

He said we could help ourselves to the coffee and coffee pots, as they
have tons of coffee in storage. Bring some snacks or a dish to share,
we’re having a Make celebration! No alcohol, please.

Please bring some food, gently used clothing, pots,pans,dishes, and
toys to donate to the Pantry. They get about 200 needy families every
week, and it all goes to help somebody.

There is a suggested donation of $5.

Most importantly, bring something to make! Bring something to finish,
something to share, something to show off, something to start. Or just
come to help others, be a human test subject, or just plain take up

I’m sure I’m missing tons of stuff here, so ask your questions and
I’ll do my best to answer them. Then could someone edit this thread
and post it on the main DHMN page?

Create, Inspire, Share

DHMN Organizational Meeting – November 2011

The monthly organizational meetings are held to discuss the workings of the group as it relates to being a non-profit working toward an Appleton WI makerspace.

When: Mon November 28 8pm-10pm Central Time

Where: Cambria Suites lobby 3940 N. Gateway Drive Appleton, WI 54913

Minutes from last meeting: Bylaws communicated, voted upon via the mailing
list, and ratified by a majority of respondents.

Possible agenda:

1. Set up proposals for first election of “officers” as defined in the

2. Marketing next steps
Get business cards with DHMN logo – handy for spreading the word.

3. Stuff you want to execute soon….

This meeting welcomes your effort to improve it.

November 17 2011 “3rd Thursday” Hack/Make session

7 attendees

A vague recollection of some things made and discussed:

  • “How Brain Flaws Shape Our Lives”
  • iPod/smartphone kickstand from an unused credit card
  • Make magazine
  • Arduino + LCD
  • Jewelry making
  • Watching remote RepRap printing via Google Hangout
  • Physics particle/quantum
  • Heads up display against your retina
  • time travel
  • vortex (flaming tornado)
  • “But elves aren’t real…” –Varali
  • Civic entrepeneurism
  • “…and wander around the Prague of 1887.”
  • World Heritage group to 3D scan sites for virtual tours.


November “1st Thursday” Hack/Make session @HarmonyCafeFV in Appleton

9 attendees!

Nouns(and some verbs) from the session:

  • tmux!
  • OpenBSD
  • Linux
  • RepRap 3D printing
  • thermal transfer printing
  • NEWLUG – Northeast Wisconsin Linux Users Group – currently meets in Appleton.
  • Dorio dumb terminal
  • Arduino
  • mysql
  • Libre Office
  • Rubiks cube solvers
  • Xming
  • Freenx
  • Gentoo
  • Slackware
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • Steve Jobs
  • Microsoft
  • hacking Tivo
  • defcon
  • social engineering
  • gpg