Denver Metro West HackerSpace
Meeting on 2014m04d10
This meetup was great. Christopher C. is doing a great job. Scott Converse brought a lot of seasoned ideas learned from his efforts at the Tinkermill hackerspace in Longmont.
It was one of the most interesting meetings I have ever been to. Scott , Joanne Yamaguchi and I discussed a host of topics including Steve Jobs , behavioral psychology and local gossip. Scott is one hell of an intelligent guy.
I would love to see this group go forward. I feel it is important to share my axioms so it is more clear why I may or may put energy into this group.
I love the idea of education. Hats off to Mickey P. for his interest in that area. I want to teach classes to people who are just getting interested in science , IoT , & technology. In addition , I want to build products that are useable by non-geeks. ( Hence my interest in #Phratch ).
I want to focus more on virtual meetings than building up a big meeting space. What I mean is that people can attend the meetings and educational classes via conferencing. Also some of the equipment would be tele-operated. I also favor mobile spaces like trailers , buses and easy to move modules. I want any spaces we have to be 24/7 with cloud-based security and entry control. People get *keys* for when and where they sign up for.
Everything should cost at least a little bit. I want to to reduce the burden on the founders. To me, success is reaching a bunch of people with new data and experiences.
I do not favor getting involved with government. It may be idealism .... I believe that power is poison ( see Henry Adams ) and that the power to take money via taxes and then decide *afterwards* how it should be spent ....... leads to all sorts of bad outcomes. Like buildings staying empty for years. I am also not a big fan of the legal system. One of the biggest problems a hackerspace faces is dealing with liability. It should ( and is not ) by sufficient to warn people ( honestly ) about the activities and be absolved of liability. One person I admired went to prison for 3 years for annoying some people that were powerful in the legal system.
I am interested in building a big 3D Fabricator Robot to share with the community. #3DFabRobot It would have a working volume of 4 by 8 by 2 feet with snap on heads for plastic extrusion , cutting , scanning , welding , etc. I invite anyone to join me.
I am always happy to consult on inventor projects on two levels. I freely give advice and analysis. I charge for design work.
#DMWHS 99guspuppet aka Gus S. Calabrese firstname.lastname@example.org