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”
  • http://aichallenge.org/
  • http://hypnocube.com/
  • 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
  • hackaday.org
  • Xming
  • Freenx
  • Gentoo
  • Slackware
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • Steve Jobs
  • Microsoft
  • hacking Tivo
  • defcon
  • dc414.org
  • social engineering
  • gpg

DHMN News Network

Here are all the local maker space RSS feeds collected into one giant RSS feed, plus I threw in the “Make” and “Hack A Day” RSS feeds for good measure. Leave a comment if there’s any feed you think I should add. Perhaps the DHMN could add these RSS feeds directly into this website.


(P.S. It’s a brand new feed so all the articles are bunched up together right now, but it will settle down into something more useful in time.)

10/20/2011 Hack/Make session @HarmonyCafeFV in Appleton

10/20/2011 Hack/Make session @HarmonyCafeFV in Appleton

6 People Attended

Things discussed or worked on…

Kinect + Java + OpenCV Face Tracking


Color cycling RGB led’s

Parallax BoeBot assembly
Gladiator Girl – book
Leviathan – book
Metal spike eliminating bat weapons
Ellen Kort – Ellen Kort was Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate, serving from 2000-2004.
RepRap via Google Hangout
Loose screw screws RepRap
Jewelry making and repair
Wax cast ring mold
Jon Brunner needs broken jewelry to repair for school project
Brain controlled audio composition
Airsoft turrets – add Arduino?

See you first (and third) Thursday in November!

Distributed Hacker/Maker Network