My main interest in Noisebridge is to share knowledge by working on projects together with others.
I am finding modern computer technology too complex to learn everything I need to know by working alone. I would like to make my knowledge available to others, and to learn from others by working on common projects, such as the infrastructure of Noisebridge. In addition to substantial IT skills, I can do carpentry, machining, automotive, and electrical work. I have made over 2000 edits to Wikipedia.
The photos on the right show an exhaust fan, which I selected, configured, and installed on a laser cutter in May 2014. The laser cutter was originally delivered with a fan that was noisy and ineffective. This new fan completely stopped the problem of unpleasant odors spreading through the building. The fan delivers 500 CFM at 3" static pressure. The permanent split capacitor motor turns at only 1640 RPM, leaving the fan quiet. I used smoke pellets to analyze the circulation pattern and verify smoke did not escape into the room. Note the custom-made starting collar bolted to the right side of the fan.
I created the "Frank" userid April 21, 2014, and this wiki page the following day. When I couldn't login on December 8, 2014, I created another userid Frankbn.
Noisebridge is running MediaWiki version 1.9, which was supported until May 2015.
Other active users are here.