[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge monthly cleanup this sunday - could we make it a cleaning dance party?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 00:56:52 UTC 2014

That was extremely valuable testimony, q3k -- thanks for piping up.

Noisebridge is on the cusp of a transition to a more "formal",
access-controlled space.  We need perspectives and experiences like
these to guide us.

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Sergiusz 'q3k' Bazański <q3k at q3k.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 12:12:28PM +0000, Johny Radio wrote:
>> But i think no system will work at NB without training and some
>> expectation that people adhere to it. I sense that some peeps are
>> against any kind of training or requirements. Have you guys had that
>> issue in your hackerspace?
> We experimented with a formal training requirement for accessing our 3D
> Printer(s) and our metal/wood workshop - what we encountered so far is
> that people expected these trainings to be available at all times, so we
> ended up in making these training well too easy and botched up (just so
> that we could get over with them fast and get back to whatever we were
> hacking). This was suboptimal and resulted in people fucking around with
> the printers and making a mess in the shop.
> What we're trying to do now is have mandatory access control via RFID when
> accessing the workshop. We already have that for the front door, but want
> an even tighter access control to the shop (eg. only allow people access
> if they are in a special “has-been-trained-and-is-not-a-total-idiot” LDAP
> group). We kind of had that already for our main 3D Printer (octoprint
> web control + logging in via our space-wide login system, again with a
> LDAP group requirement), but we also want to extend that with accounting
> (who used the printer when to print how much). The general consensus so far
> was that we're okay with this sort of formal and tight training
> requirement, but there will be probably some whining on our mailing
> lists anyway...
> We haven't yet had that much issues with access to the electornics lab -
> our main problems range to the odd missing/destroyed oscilloscope probe,
> people using up too much components without buying anything in return
> and the occasional mispaced resistor or capacitor. However, a lot of our
> members have their own stash of higher-end components (ARM SoCs, FPGAs,
> DSPs, DRAM chips), and we want to be able to make them publically
> accessible with information on their “licenses” (ranging from “take it”
> to “please send BTC to 1xxxxxx, this isn't a cheap part”). We also want
> to have some sort of publically known index of parts present in the
> space. Indexing it all up into one system would be perfect.
>> What's your hackerspace, btw?
> https://hackerspace.pl/
> (or, with less moonspeak and more photos: https://gallery.hackerspace.pl/)
> ~q3k
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