[Noisebridge-discuss] Refrigerator donation door

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Wed Mar 24 07:25:59 UTC 2010

At the risk of getting stuff done rather than talking about it, you
might notice that Ray has built and installed a terrifically splendid
donation door inside the fridge.

Donations go in the slot on the left. You can make change for yourself
from inside the donation box, it's not locked.

Anyone artistically inclined is welcome to update Mitch's poster.
(Donations now go "in the slot, sweetheart" and we should emphasize
that they are contributions to the space not just gouging.)

Be a peach and not a leech.

And do check out the door: it's a pretty amazing work of repurposed
circuit boards.


On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
> I've engaged Ray to help build an inner reminder door for the drinks
> fridge. It will cover the top two shelves.
> Note that there is no latch so it does not infringe on anyone's
> freedom to leech.
> All it does is remind drinkers that donations are requested, with an
> immediate place to put them.
> I'm confident this will enhance donations with a minimum of
> inconvenience.If anyone has issues, let's discuss.
> Want to help or throw in a few bones to cover materials? Ping me off
> list. And we could use a poster update with prices as per Mitch's
> suggestion.
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
>> At the shop I occasionally work out of (boxshopsf.org) the
>> donation-drinks fridge has a compliance-enhancing inner door  with a
>> money slot in it. You physically can't get a drink without opening the
>> inner door, which is a nice reminder that you need to put some
>> baksheesh in the slot.  It only occludes one shelf, leaving space for
>> other things, and seems to work pretty well.
>> Pretty simple mechanism: it's perforated aluminum (so you can see the
>> shelf contents) spraypainted red, with a piano hinge pop-riveted to
>> the inside of the fridge.
>> I will ping Ray who made it for the shop and see if something can be cooked up.
>> No doubt there will be those who would like to add a
>> solenoid-controlled latch for their RFID implants.
>> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> We really need to make it clear that we would really like donations for the
>>> drinks.  I think lots of people take drinks from the fridge, or the big pile
>>> of cans, and don't know that if they take them, then Noisebridge may lose
>>> money.  I also think that if we tape friendly signs up everywhere there are
>>> drinks available, then we'd get a higher percentage of people giving us some
>>> money.  I'm not a graphics artist, but I made up a bunch of signs (one of
>>> which is still on the drink fridge with the handle on the "wrong" side).  I
>>> uploaded it to a wiki page for others to add better graphics for this
>>> purpose:
>>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Drink_graphics
>>> This graphic doesn't include suggested donation prices.  That would be good
>>> info to have on the posters.
>>> Mitch.
>>> ------------------------
>>>> From: ieatlint at tehinterweb.com
>>>> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:42:45 -0800
>>>> To: adi at hexapodia.org
>>>> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>>>> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] It's Club Mate Time Again
>>>> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>>> > (Regular soda nets us a bit over a dollar, pretty reliably.
>>>> I'm actually not sure we do bring in that much.
>>>> I last collected the money from the drink tin on Monday. Since the
>>>> last costco run, $156 had been collected.
>>>> The costco run itself cost about $260, and I was told about half the
>>>> items are gone. So we're looking at a small return, but no loss.
>>>> We seem to have gotten progressively worse at this. I remember last
>>>> October and early November, we would routinely bring in $1+ per soda.
>>>> But from then on, we've wound up just $40-50 over the cost pretty
>>>> routinely. I think it's clear this isn't a realistic funding source
>>>> for Noisebridge... but it buys us toilet paper, so it's still good :)
>>>> Jeffrey
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