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Member Meeting: January 6, 2015

Time & Location

7:00pm KnoxMakers


  • Tobby R
  • Doug L
  • Sam M
  • Andrew B
  • Zack N
  • Wade L
  • Makhan V
  • Isaac M
  • Eric G
  • Brian M
  • Brian F
  • Maksims G
  • James B
  • David B
  • Jondale S
  • Joe P
  • Justin C
  • Paul E


President's Report

Sam showed us all the great things we did in 2014.

What did Knox Makers do in 2014?

Held Forty (40) Classes, Presentations, or Workshop sessions:

  • 3D Printers - Are they ready for everyone else?
  • A Night of Learning Exchanges
  • Agile Project Methodologies
  • Bike Maintenance Class
  • Board Game BLOW OUT!
  • Counterfeit Currency Detection Technology
  • Email Signing/Encryption workshop
  • Fun with Polymer Clay!
  • Glass Bead Workshop
  • Google Glass Demo & Discussion
  • HIGH VOLTAGE AND FIRE Part II: laser cutter follow-up
  • HIGH VOLTAGE AND FIRE: Using the laser cutter
  • Hydrophobic Surfaces
  • Image and Facial Recognition
  • Inkscape for Laser Cutting
  • Intro to Cosplay
  • Intro to Inkscape!
  • Intro to Pablo!
  • Intro to Sketchup
  • Introduction to Robotic Swarms
  • KILL YOUR PHONE workshop
  • KM 3-D Printer Intro
  • Miracle Fruit "flavor tripping" party!
  • Mystery Hack Night: Music
  • Noteflight - Online Music Notation Software
  • Now I GIT it!
  • Oculus Rift Demo
  • Onion Pi
  • POISON AND MOLTEN METAL (or, Let's Solder!)
  • Printmaking
  • PUMPKIN DESTRUCTION and other Halloween Mayhem
  • Raspberry Pi Intro
  • Security and Privacy
  • Security and Privacy: Part 2
  • Setting Up Your Own Cloud
  • Soda Science!
  • Solar Thermal
  • TED Club: 4 Vids enter, 1 Vid leaves
  • Turkey Week Board Game Night
  • Vacuum Forming Night

Hosted Six (6) Special Interest Groups:

  • Capture the Flag Team - DefCon (
  • Coding Nights
  • Knox Makers Boatbuilding Initiative
  • Laser Cutter Build Team
  • Open Art Nights
  • Polargraph Build Team

Traveled to Eight (8) Group Outings and Tours:

  • Akerworks Tour
  • Local Motors Knoxville Grand Opening
  • Manufacturing Demonstration Facility & Local Motors Tour
  • Marble City Comiccon
  • PechaKucha Night Knoxville Volume 10
  • PechaKucha Night Knoxville Volume 11
  • Sustainable Futures Tour
  • Zombie Hunters Paintball Group Outing

Presented Ten (10) Demonstrations:

  • 2nd Annual Steampunk Carnivale
  • Arts and Cultural Alliance Member Meeting
  • Blount County Public Library BBQ Bash
  • Blount County Public Library Robot Extravaganza
  • Children's Festival of Reading
  • First Friday Demo
  • Kingsport Mini Maker Faire
  • Market Square Art Fair
  • MUSE Robotics Revolution
  • STFK Science Café "Will 3D Printing Change the World?"

Treasurer's Report

Doug explained our financials for 2014 and spoke on our search for a new space.

Board Elections

The following board positions were held for election and filled:

Position Elected Member
President Doug Laney
Secretary Jondale Stratton
Treasurer Sam McClanahan
Tech Director Brian Manifold
Creative Director Issac Merkle
Communications Director James Broyles
Facilities Director Makhan Virdi