Cause Meeting - 27th July 8pm


Purchase of a Creality 3D CR - 10 3D Printer $509.65 + shipping
More items to come.

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Hey guys,

Last year we adjusted the Cause policy so that causes can vote on more than just financial decisions, leading to each cause having an ‘operating policy’ document with things like:

  • Cause consumable budgets
  • Cause area use expectations
  • Tools requiring induction/superision

Etc etc.

I’ve whipped up a draft of one for Digital Fabrication based on current expectations and discussions and it’s viewable at

I’d like for Digifab to accept this at this meeting, so please read and provide feedback before the meeting :slight_smile:

Am i right in thinking its 1.75mm hot end? If so i suggest a 3mm hotend also be purchased for consistency with other printers.

Purchase request:

I’d like to suggest Digifab purchase the following consumables, to be sold back to members at cost price +15% to cover shipping/handling.

Total cost of $309, I’d suggest that this be considered a consumable for the consumable budget and allow for the cause to spend up to $100 a month (not rolling over or accruing) to restock as the stock reaches half or lower.

Edit: Maybe +30% for non-members, +15% for members.

I’d like to charge a higher markup than this, because right now from my experience many people don’t donate to cover the materials cost (whether that be because they forget, they can’t afford it or because they’re doing it for something hsbne-related) and I feel that 15% markup will not be sufficient to cover costs… Either that, or we’re gonna have to start getting really strict about making people pay for what they use.

  • Up to $40 for a ratcheting socket wrench & 5mm female square drive bit for the Red Laser Cutter’s Z-axis adjustment

Adjusting the laser cutter’s bed height with our current tools is hard. Even with the freshly-lubricated threads (thanks @doc !), it’s hard to get a good grip with the tool and I often end up hurting my hand. This also means it takes a long time to adjust it too. A ratcheting socket wrench would make this task so much quicker & easier. I haven’t got specific product links yet because I still need to find the lowest cost one that’s the right size which is why I’m proposing this item as “up to” $40. I’d totally accept any help finding compatible products! :slight_smile:

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Meeting Minutes

Members Attending:

  • Scott Wilson
  • Mike Ando
  • Eris Ryan
  • Lucas Oldfield
  • Ian Haly
  • James Churchill
  • Rosa Tong
  • Doug Miller
  • Steph Piper
  • Jaimyn Mayer
  • Aaron Bycroft
  • Lincoln Phillips
  • Brendan Halliday
  • Michael King
  • Blair Calderara

Meeting opened 2030

Meeting Notes:

  • Aaron loves chocolates more than people.
  • CR10 vote postponed.
  • Cause policy document approved, all in favour.
  • Acrylic purchase vote passes, all in favour. Markup 25% for members, 50% for non-members.
  • Up to $40 for a ratcheting socket wrench and female 5mm square drive bit for the red laser cutter passes, all in favour.

Meeting closed 2123

Here is the final wording for the Cause Operating Document as voted on in the meeting:

The main things defined in it are the Cause Area expectations, which are as follows:

  1. Please leave the area as clean or cleaner than you found it.
  2. Please make sure to put money in the donation tin for consumables.
  3. Please don’t leave machines running unattended.
  4. Please don’t create mess in the Digifab room, our tools are sensitive to dust etc.
  5. Please return tools to their homes and don’t remove them from the Digifab room.
  6. If a tool has dedicated consumables, please do not use your own in it.
  7. If a tool has a dedicated workflow, please do not deviate from it.
  8. If a tool is broken or misbehaving, report it either on the Forums or Trello.
  9. Don’t use tools that are marked as out of order.
  10. Please read the wiki before attempting to use a tool in Digital Fabrication.

I’ll be updating the wiki today with this information.