[Noisebridge-discuss] Buying lockers for Noisebridge.

Rameen emprameen at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 00:17:07 PDT 2011


It sounds like a good idea, but I have a feeling being able to store locked
away stuff in a public place can lead to some serious problems.
Also, there are hackers who seem to unlock anything locked just because it's
locked..

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 11:48 PM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is something that we've floated around before, but I wanted to
> bring it up again in light of the thefts around Noisebridge. I'd like
> to buy some metal lockers for Noisebridge so that people can lock up
> their things (like the member shelves, but more secure). The cost is
> significant (a bay of metal lockers costs at least $500 and more), but
> I'll front the money for this. I'll recoup the cost by charging
> something small like $5 a month to members, and after I get the cost
> of the lockers back we could start putting this money to Noisebridge
> for revenue. The number of lockers would probably be lower than
> demand, so preference would have to go to members over nonmembers (or
> charging nonmembers a higher rate).
>
> It would also need somewhat regular enforcement to make sure people
> aren't using the lockers without paying their fair share, but that can
> be handled by just posting notices and eventually cutting off the
> locks. The lockers could go near the member shelves, we have plenty of
> space for them.
>
> What do people think? Are people up for lending money for buying lockers?
>
> -Al
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