[Noisebridge-discuss] door button failing
acet at synoptic.org
Tue Feb 22 22:32:25 UTC 2011
I took the button panel apart and found a wire so corroded that it broke
off when I took the panel off. I resoldered that wire (thick black
one). That didn't fix the problem.
I squirted some contact cleaner in the button and that did the trick.
The button works now. It doesn't work perfectly tho.. I think the
switch is on its last legs and we should be keeping an eye out for a
Also, if we weatherproof the switch box that'll make it last longer.
Right now it's exposed to rain/etc and it shows from the amount of
corrosion on the contacts.
> tonight (sunday) i rang the doorbell repeatedly and got no response.
> I spent a long time trying to get in through my phone, and eventually
> someone came down the stairs and saw me and let me in on their way out.
> We tested it at that time and it seemed to work (cause a beep upstairs)
> there were a bunch of people upstairs and they said they hadn't heard it
> when i pressed it. I pressed it good at least three or four times, a
> minute or two apart each time. I think the button is going bad. The word
> around the space was that it was messing up all day, so i'm not the only
> short version: THE BUTTON OUTSIDE IS FAILING AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED OR
> i know it's tempting to want to put a big shiny light-up button out there
> to replace it but please, let's not do that, we don't want every Salvador
> Dali-Lamer to come pressing our mega-cool arduino-powered button all the
> time and discovering the magical free world of noisebridge do we?
> So lets just fix the button somehow.
> also, I tried hacking in and discovered that some of the methods listed on
> the wiki page don't work - like the IP address where you log in as
> user/live just isn't there (supposed to be at 172.30.0.31)
> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
More information about the Noisebridge-discuss