[Build] [Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Mon Nov 28 18:00:02 UTC 2011


Although, I was thinking about 3 fixtures in the shop.


On Mon, 28 Nov 2011, jim wrote:

>    i'll bring mine. what we need before using the bender
> is a plan.
> On Sun, 2011-11-27 at 23:18 -0800, Ben Kochie wrote:
>> What we need right now is a conduit bender so we can get to work on the lights.
>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 23:17, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
>>> Hey Shannon, thanks to you and everyone else
>>> for improving the space! I've been a long time
>>> Church room enthusiast and was gonna use it
>>> to give a little workshop tomorrow around 7pm,
>>> but if it's in disarray I'd rather show up and help
>>> out with something. So if there's a task I could
>>> take on let me know. Like, what are some basic
>>> things the Church room needs at this point, or
>>> will by tomorrow night?
>>>  mike
>>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Noisebridge,
>>>> The walls around both classrooms and the shop have been extended to the
>>>> ceiling.
>>>> Sheetrocking is complete; mudding & taping was ongoing when I left a couple
>>>> of hours ago, but everything was winding down, and I suspect that it's done
>>>> for the night; when last I looked, Church and Turing were mudded, and much
>>>> of the outside was mudded; the shop still needs to be mudded inside and out.
>>>>  I will likely not be back to this until this weekend, but anyone else who
>>>> wants to mud is more than welcome to do so; and of course, after mudding
>>>> comes sanding, and after sanding comes...
>>>> Painting:
>>>> We bought a 5 gallon bucket of primer, which I plan to put up sometime,
>>>> maybe next weekend; but honestly, we really, really don't need any more vast
>>>> expanses of white walls.  Someone who has a Vision of what the walls should
>>>> look like, and the artistic skill to execute said vision, should make them
>>>> be something other than white.  We really need some color on those walls.
>>>>  Murals are totally welcome, simple non-white color schemes are equally
>>>> welcome, but someone for God's sake do something.
>>>> Power and Lights:
>>>> Turing and Church are without light.  The shop has the light over the
>>>> central work bench, and during the day is well-served by its skylight, but
>>>> at night it's very dark. The neon lighting which has been serving the
>>>> classrooms and the shop was in two long banks of lights which ran
>>>> continuously over the three rooms; they had to be broken up in order to
>>>> allow for walls to be installed.  I understand that there's a plan in place
>>>> to make the remaining lights light up; Jim even expressed a revolutionary
>>>> idea whereby the lights in a particular room would be controlled by a switch
>>>> *in that room* so that the people occupying the room could control their
>>>> need for artifical light.
>>>> The power rail above the table in the shop is still powered; the rail has
>>>> been removed from Church and Turing -- again, to make way for walls.  Turing
>>>> is well-served by its own 20-amp circuit and a *lot* of outlets at various
>>>> convenient leves; Chuch, however, currently has no power of any kind.  I
>>>> believe there is a plot afoot to power it, as well as to mount a projector
>>>> and projector screen back there.
>>>> If you'd like to be involved in getting power and lights where power and
>>>> lights should go, I refer you to Jim's missive on the topic in a previous
>>>> email thread, as well as to Jim, SuperQ and Miloh, who are all variously
>>>> working on this stuff.
>>>> Doors:
>>>> Doors are needed for the shop, and possibly for Turing and the Turing-Church
>>>> Intra-Classroom Door.  The big doorway leading to the shop needs (ideally)
>>>> double swinging doors, of the type you find in restraunt kitchen and
>>>> hospital settings; the other doors should all (in the best of all possible
>>>> worlds) have portholes, or windows, or be made of glass, because nobody
>>>> wants to have their class or meeting constantly interrupted by people
>>>> opening the door to see if anybody's in there.  SuperQ is at work on the
>>>> door problem; feel free to contact him.
>>>> Lots of people showed up this weekend to help out, more than I can name
>>>> here, but including a one-armed Bandit, a small army of purple-haired women,
>>>> and an stray 9-year-old girl who came in with her parents after having heard
>>>> Mitch on NPR and was put to work mudding.  Kaya deserves a special shout-out
>>>> for the use of her truck for hauling everything; Danny for getting this
>>>> moving, and for paying for a lot of it; and Jurgen and Zack for basic
>>>> unflappability.
>>>> As I said, many more people were involved to one extent or another, and I
>>>> can think of at least one person whose name I've just flat forgotten; thank
>>>> you to all of you for having shown up and Just Done It when it needed to
>>>> Just Be Done.
>>>> There is more still to Just Do; if you want a task, just ask, and one shall
>>>> be given.
>>>> --S
>>>> --
>>>> Shannon Lee
>>>> (503) 539-3700
>>>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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