It was neat to see the variety of different project going on already. I had heard a little bit about all the other projects except Andy's furniture work. He'd found a couple old wooden chairs that he took apart and has plans for a restoration/remake. I hope to see the results.
Tyler has shown off his Ethernet to XBee router at an earlier meeting. The lamp he's working on will connect to that router for info on weather data or things like that and change the color of the light in the lamp he's building. His 3D printer will be required to print out an LED holder to get the lamp working properly.
Matthew had some brake work to do on his bike and we discussed potential reasons for why his brake cable is regularly fraying.
As individual projects were finishing, we gathered around the open source projector that was donated. Tom and Tyler were the ones really getting stuff done here. I can't claim much more than watching but, they were able to get an image to display in a blurry spot on the wall. We learned that the lamp ballast requires at least 7 minutes between uses and plans were made to fix some connectors that were causing problems getting good video signal.
We need someone to rig up a super-size swamp cooler (I'm thinking waterfall) for the space to help keep it cool during the warm summer months. Better ideas for cooling the space are welcome. :-)