[Noisebridge-discuss] [Build] Wall idea for classroom

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Wed Nov 30 01:14:50 UTC 2011

jim wrote, On 2011-11-29 16:54:
>    shelves can be handy for 
> * network switches and cables for a local LAN 

We're (I'm) planning on dropping a bunch of ethernet jacks in that room,
to the point where having switches there shouldn't be needed. If you'd
like a switch for a lab lan to test with, I can understand that. A bunch
of us are trying really hard to make the network more reliable and part
of this is simplifying things with having less devices (such as
switches) every on the network.

> * books pertaining to current projects

We do have a library, that you built!

> * cables for audio, projector, LAN, power strips 

I have a plan for all of this, lemmy start a thread on a new table
design I'd like for us to totally steal from Metrix Create Space up in

> * people's shit that they bring in for a session (and take out after) 

This sort of stuff can go on tables and on the backs of chairs and on
the floor.

> * computers, audio equipment, projector 

The classrooms should really not host any public computer terminals.
People go in there, plop down and then make it slightly harder for
others to use the room for class specific stuff.

We're (again I'm) planning to mount projectors to the walls, along with
some smaller speakers and all cables run along the walls and dressed

>     Maestro's already brought in a blue bin to store Linux 
> Study Group stuff (meets every Tuesday at 3 PM and has done 
> so since 83C). I really don't like the idea of anything on 
> the floors because things tend to stay there and hide mouse 
> traffic: shelves are way better, much easier to piss people 
> off and maintain order and cleanliness. 

I'm with you on not leaving anything on the floor. What I'm saying is
let's just keep the classrooms as exactly that. A room with tables and
chairs, lights, power, internet, projector, white boards, that's
_shared_ with multiple groups utilizing it to teach classes and give
presentations, talks, etc.

>     i'm thinking of putting back the power rail in the ceiling 
> so's for easy power of a mid-room table. Maybe a big sign that 

Jim, I've got a million and one things I want to do for the space, one
of which is designing a new table power and light thing that I'm sort of
stealing from Metrix. Let me start that thread and we can discuss such

But please, it would be awesome if the classrooms turned into a shared
resource again for teaching for all different groups, and not just a
cave for the Linux Users Group or where people camp out at and make it
harder for others to use the space.

rubin at starset.net

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