Build Meeting - 2010-03-18

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When: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Where: Free Geek, 1820 Pandora St, back door


  • George L
  • Tyler
  • Chris I
  • Devenne D
  • Kim M
  • Al B


  • Facilitator: ???
  • Scribe: Chris H


  • Focus has been on building cheap machines
  • Worked through backlog of Grant program and it is up-to-date with new grant incoming
  • Toolkit: not sure if they are working or being used
  • Stations at Harddrive testing for wiping SATA seems to be the same
  • Electrical work to Mezzanine is complete
    • Hard drive wiping on new circuit
    • Ram testing also on separate circuit
    • Extra power bar (two in total) on south Build bench

Old Business

Auto Installer Update

  • Add language pack and dictionary - DONE

Advanced Testing

  • Graphic card, motherboard, and network device need improved documentation

Build Instructors

  • Being scheduled and working

Build Graduation

  • No data for number of graduates
  • No certificates

New Business

Quality Control

  • A decrease in quality control of systems sent to the store
    • No Q.C. names on sheets
    • Incorrect information on Build sheet
    • Hard disk failures and power supply failures observed, though understood that they can be beyond the control of Build

Allocating resources

  • Build Instructors should instruct not build
  • Build Instructors regularly available though Wednesday might be short

Next Meeting

Thursday, April 15th, 2010