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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:10am

Treasurer’s Report

  • $1222.80
  • (10) present; (2) new attendees

Old Business

  • Still need to execute following motion from previous meeting: reimburse $50 for J1772 plug on demo display.

New Business/Projects/Events

  • Would like to add to demo display (lights, brakes, etc.)
  • Nissan updated CarWings back-end (new login, etc.)
  • Beverly Elementary in Plano requested an EV presentation Monday, October 19 @2:45pm: Stanton
  • Terrell Middle School requested an EV presentation Friday, October 23: Ron
  • Future meeting ideas:
  1. November 21: Ride K1 Indoor GoCarts in Arlington (indoor track)
  2. December 19: holiday party @DMS (details TBD)
  3. 2016: Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown Dallas

Today’s Speaker/Program

N/A

Adjourned @11am

Drive Electric Week and Monthly Meeting Sept 2015

Saturday, September 19th, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting – Drive Electric Week

Date : Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Grapevine Mills Mall – Parking lot 2C at the chargers near Neiman Marcus & Saks

Address : 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

Website : http://www.dfwcleancities.org/NDEW

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:05am

Treasurer’s Report

  • $1222.59
  • (10) present; (1) new attendees

Old Business

  • Paul/Neil/Stanton displayed (new) demo at Perot Museum for “kids weekend” (August 8)

New Business/Projects/Events

  • Would like to add to demo display (lights, brakes, etc.)
  • Stanton delivered EV talk at Dallas MakerSpace Open House (Sept. 12)
  • Motion by Neil to reimburse $50 for J1772 plug on demo display. Seconded by Steve. Motion carried.
  • Beverly Elementary in Plano requested an EV talk October 19 @2:45pm. Either Ron or Stanton will do it.
  • Future meeting ideas:
  1. Tour UTA EV development/lab
  2. Ride E-GoCarts in Arlington (indoor track)
  3. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown Dallas (targeting November)

Today’s Speaker/Program

DFW National Drive Electric Week event at Grapevine Mills Parking lot (10-2). Record setting day with > 400 attendees and >100 EVs with > 2M all-electric miles!

Adjourned @10:20am

Perot Museum Discovery Days and Monthly NTEAA Meeting August 2015

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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Perot Museum Discovery Days and Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Event Time     Monthly Meeting time 10 AM

Location : Perot Museum

Address : 2201 N. Field Street Dallas, Texas 75201-1704

Website : http://www.perotmuseum.org/events-and-programs/family-adventures/discovery-days/index.html

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:05am

Treasurer’s Report

  • $1222.59
  • (5) present; (1) new attendees

Old Business

  • Paul updated the EV mockup/display!

New Business/Projects/Events

  • Would like to add to demo display (lights, brakes, etc.)
  • DFW Solar Tour coming Oct. 3 (details to follow)
  • National Electric Drive Week coming Saturday, September 19 @Grapevine Mills Mall (meet @10am in parking lot 2C)
  • Future meeting ideas:
  1. Tour UTA EV development/lab
  2. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown Dallas (targeting November)

Today’s Speaker/Program

Perot Museum Discovery Day

  • Paul brought our (new) EV demo display
  • Neil brought his car
  • Stanton (and new member) charged for free (as usual)

Adjourned @10:30am

 

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting & Nissan Leaf Reunion at Autonation

Date : Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Autonation Nissan Dealership

Address : 4707 LBJ Freeway, Dallas TX  75244

Website : http://www.autonationnissandallas.com/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

NTEAA Meeting Minutes (6/20/2015)

Called to order @10:10am

Treasurer’s Report

  • $1222.59
  • (12) present; (2) new attendees

Old Business

  • Still working on EV mockup/display (will keep old one)
  • NTEAA member purchased their Mitsubishi iMiEV used after turning down their lease residual/buyout. Paid ~$9k vs $15k offered by Mitsubishi.

New Business/Projects/Events

  • HB 735 passed TX legislature: requires TX DMV to identify/track alternative fuel vehicles (such as EV/CNG) by September, 2016. Note: did not specify HOW to do it.
  • DFW Solar Tour coming Oct. 3 (details to follow)
  • Future meeting ideas:
  1. Tour UTA EV development/lab
  2. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown (Dallas)

Today’s Speaker/Program

Marissa Fewell from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) spoke about their upcoming events.

1) Charging Challenge Roadshow (Thursday, July 30 with tentative location Arlington)

  • Looking for small/medium/large business panel speakers
  • Also looking for university/government participation (e.g. community recreation centers)

2) Perot Museum Discovery Day (Saturday August 6 @Perot Museum)

  • internal EV exhibit (could use our portable exhibit–needs refurbishment)
  • external EV charging (Leaf/Tesla)

3) National Electric Drive Week (Saturday, September 19 @Grapevine Mills Mall)

  • NTEAA meeting will “piggy-back” same day
  • drive tours and demos TBD

NCTCOG to contact NTEAA with additional participation details as needed.

Autonation Nissan sponsored lunch.

Adjourned @11:00am

 

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

1.) Call to order

2.) Introductions

3.) Minutes from last meeting

4.) Treasurer’s Report

5.) Old Business

6.) Monthly Activities

7.) Upcoming Events Discussion

8.) Members Projects and Q & A Session

9.) Adjourn

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

1.) Call to order

2.) Introductions

3.) Minutes from last meeting

4.) Treasurer’s Report

5.) Old Business

6.) Monthly Activities

7.) Upcoming Events Discussion

8.) Members Projects and Q & A Session

9.) Adjourn

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:05am

Treasurer’s Report 
~$1062
(17) present; (2) new attendees

Old Business
Still working on EV mockup/display (will keep old one)’

New Business/Projects/Events
Per By-Laws, there will be a board meeting called to elect a Board of Directors; they will then elect the (new) officers

Future meeting ideas:
1. Tour UTA EV development/lab
2. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown (Dallas)
3. Meet/charge @Perot Museum (indoor rooms? parking lot?)

Today’s Program
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV prototype was present for a "first look" and rides. This is a serial hybrid (~30 mile EV range) that is set to come out in about a year.

Adjourned @11:15

Monthly NTEAA Meeting Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:15am

Treasurer’s Report·

~$1062
(11) present; (3) new attendees

Old Business

Still working on EV mockup/display (will keep old one)

New Business/Projects/Events

· Need to generate ballot to elect 2015 officers (nominees):

· President = Ron Swanson
· VP = Mike Harris, Neal Farris
· Treasurer = Paul Schaffer
· Secretary = Stanton Zeff
· Board of Directors (+officers) = Stan Simmons, Jerry Jorgenson

· EV projects reviews shared

1. UTA(rlington) senior project
· 1-seater race car
· ~8 kWHr LiFePO4 batteries
· extensive mechanical and electrical design (HW+SW)
2. UNT race boat
· fiberglass shell based on jet-ski propulsion
· 10 SuperCaps with Lead-Acid backup

· Future meeting ideas:
1. One Solar Tech in Farmer’s Branch
2. Tour UTA EV development/lab
3. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown (Dallas)
4. Meet/charge @Perot Museum (indoor rooms? parking lot?)

Today’s Program N/A

Adjourned @Noon

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006 (Please note the new location of DMS)

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public and no registration is needed.

Called to order @10:05am

Treasurer’s Report·

  • ~$1062
  • (9) members present; (1) new attendee

Old Business

  • Trimble Tech

New Business/Projects/Events

  • Need to generate ballot to elect 2015 officers
  • Time to make a new display/mockup of EV (will keep old one)
    1. Case in the shape of a car
    2. Current (AHr) display/lights/”gas” pedal
    3. See if we can get a LiOn battery/module
  • Future meeting ideas:
    1. One Solar Tech in Farmer’s Branch
    2. Watch “Kick Gas” movie as a group when available for download and not just streaming
    3. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown (Dallas)
    4. Meet/charge @Perot Museum (indoor rooms? parking lot?)

Adjourned @11:20am

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006 (Please note the new location of DMS)

Website : http://dallasmakerspace.org/

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

Called to order @10:05am

Treasurer’s Report

•~$1092

• (14) members present; (3) new members

Old Business

• “National Drive Electric Week” update

1. now targets NON-EV owners

2. result of DFW being targeted for air quality (e.g. ozone); EPA tasked NCTCOG/EVNT to come up with ways to reduce DFW air pollution

• Still looking @speaking slot for “Renewable Energy Round-up” (Belton, TX Sept 26-28) but NO booth

New Business/Projects/Events

• Will extend hours of September 20 meeting (10-3 @MS) and construct driving course in spirit of "National Drive Electric Week"

• Trying to move @Tesla service center meet to October

• Future meeting ideas:

1. Watch “Kick Gas” movie as a group when available for download and not just streaming

2. Ride/view E-Trolley (DART) maintenance barn in Uptown (Dallas)

3. Meet/charge @Perot Museum (indoor rooms? parking lot?)

Today’s Program

• Robert Kent w/North TX Commission talked about alternative vehicle parking and displayed a sign available for public use; also discussed public parking/charging (e.g. airports/malls/etc)

• Mike Harris displayed his EV conversion of a Ford Ranger pickup

Adjourned @11:30am