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Board of Directors
Meeting Minutes
Meeting date: 05/05/2014

Call to order:

A Regular meeting of the Board of directors of EMS, was held at 687 McKinley street, Suite #2, Eugene OR on May 5th , 2014. The meeting convened at 7:21PM, Weston Turner, presiding, and Clif Cox secretary.

Board Members in attendance: all
Board Members not in attendance: none

Quorum present? Yes

Also Present Were: none

Approve agenda, and previous minutes.


  1. Approve the agenda
  2. Review previous meeting minutes
  3. OCF presence
  4. Mini Maker Fair presence
  5. Big Expensive Toys

Approval of Agenda: Motion was made by Clif, and seconded by Kassie to approve this meeting's proposed agenda

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Weston , and seconded by Kassie to approve the minutes of the 4/21/14 meeting.

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

OCF presence:

Talked about what we might bring; fliers, laptop with pictures / videos, 3D printed parts, and Spcheal sheets with bullet points. Maybe a big project if their's room? Both Weston and Darrell would be happy to help.

Mini Maker Fair presence:

Its on June 14th, about a month away. Kassie pointed out that we have a 8*8 tent, and three tables. Apparently they let us have that much space. Some brain storming on what to do. Weston suggested a learning to solder table. We also need some more blinky light kits. Other ideas included some accelerometer enabled toy. Team Leo could bring down their catapult. Weston could bring his robots. bla bla bla...

Big Expensive Toys:

Continuing on from the last meeting, Clif talked to Bob about his thoughts on this. Bob thinks that Possibly his laser cutter could be done this month (May). As far as big toys go, he would also like to work with metal as in a CNC milling machine. Clif wondered if a nice 3D printer that didn't break all the time might be attractive. We probably should not buy anything until after Maker Faire to see what the latest cool stuff is announced there. More discussion on mills... Talked about the obsolete interfaces for CNC machines that we have to live with.

Then we talked about projector systems. Looks like we can borrow one for now and upgrade later. This will let us see how much use it gets.

We need to survey the group on the possibilities starting with: low tech sheet metal tools, a CNC mill / router, higher end 3D printer, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer or other test gear.

Other topics of discussion:

Talked some about cleaning up the AV cart.

Action Items:


  • Bring a projector.


  • Reach out on Discuss to help with mini maker faire.
  • Research an accelerometer enabled toy.


  • Post to discuss short list of categories to survey.


  • Talk to team Leo about bringing catapult.




Clif moved for adjournment, Seconded by Weston.

Unanimous, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM.

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