Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Business/Operations Committee Meeting Announcement

Join us for an open discussion this Thursday evening – all are welcome! CUCFL Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab 1301 South Goodwin Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 AGENDA Business/Operation Committee Meeting Thursday December 13th @ 5:30 PM I. DISCUSSION ON OPEN HOURS Winter Break Hours 2012 – 2013 (proposed) CLOSED on Sunday 23rd, Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th of 2012. Happy Holidays! REOPEN Sunday 30th 1-6 pm CLOSED Tuesday January 1st 2013.  Happy New Year! REOPEN Thursday January 3rd, 2013 using established hours of T TH 6-9 pm and Sun 1-6 pm* * Pending Review of Spring staffing & hours – Bob has suggested we put together a schedule for January (and beyond) II. UPCOMING EVENTS On Monday January 7th Mary K will be leading a group of area educators (approximately 20) on an introduction to the fab lab from 9 am to 12 pm.  Volunteers are needed! Mercedes & Virginia have been teaching Inkscape classes at the Don Moyers Boys & Girls Club, and would like to continue these efforts next year. Volunteers are needed! III.  UPCOMING PROPOSALS (SUSTAINABILITY) The fab lab is considering making application on the following: Discovery Seminarhttp://provost.illinois.edu/programs/discovery/FundGuidelines.html Assemble a proposal for a 2 hour fab lab “Internet of Things” seminar for Fall 2013, due date January 11th 2013* * The deadline of January 11 is for the UNIT (I^3) to submit the proposal Urbana Arts Grants  http://urbanaillinois.us/artsgrants Assemble proposal for fab lab volunteer arts training program, due date January 16th 2013 Any interested individuals who would like to participate in the proposal writing process are encouraged to attend IV. PROPOSAL FOR A CUC FAB LAB YOUTH COUNCIL Whereas so many youth have been attending the fab lab during our Sunday afternoon open hours, it has become apparent that it would be a great benefit for youth to have the opportunity to organize themselves into a self governing structure within the fab lab environment.  A Youth Council would propose student projects & events to our volunteer base, who would undertake the necessary arrangements for staffing of the lab. This Youth Council would also serve as the point of contact for area youth who have questions about the fab lab, or who otherwise wish to become involved. V. MISCELLANY – INVENTORY, VOLUNTEERING, LAB TECHNOLOGY / TRANSFER,  FUNDING a. Can we talk about the pricing of acrylic, there seem to be various ways to set the price markup and we want to make sure that we all agree on something (Mercedes) b. Volunteer recruitment – we need to get more people more involved, if possible (Jeff) c. Listservs – inventory, control and use to engage new volunteers (Jeff) d. I’m working on transferring out the old computers, training UFL tech volunteers, and transferring the new 3D printer (Jeff)
d. Funding – how much money do we have, do we need to purchase anything (Jeff)
Jeff Ginger

Jeff Ginger

Director of the Community Fab Lab // Adjunct Faculty in the Illinois Informatics Institute // PhD, Graduate School of Library and Information Science 2015