[Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions regarding possible project

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sat Nov 12 18:34:09 PST 2011


On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM, FireFaerie <FireFaerie at psyreal.net> wrote:
> I gave Bahador the two-bit tour when he came by yesterday to see the space.
> If the shop were cleaned up I think there would be ample room for his
> project. Looking around there are piles of wood spread out on tables, boxes
> and random stuff on the floor. It would take time but organizing the shop
> would free up a large amount of space. The storage bins for wood are
> underutilized.  Not sure whose wood is sitting out on the tables but maybe
> they would be willing to work with you to bring order to the shop.

I think the biggest challenge is always if you leave something in the
space, there's always a risk (benefit) that someone else will also
start hacking on it, also. The general feeling is that anything in the
space is fair game (though my feeling is that an engine would be less
vulnerable to this than, say, a robot or
something-that-could-be-made-into-a-robot)

d.

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> Looking forward to seeing your tech enhancements.
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> ~Kaya~
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> From: noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net
> [mailto:noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net] On Behalf Of
> Mitch Altman
> Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:51 AM
> To: Liz Henry; NoiseBridge Discuss
>
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions
> regarding possible project
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> Yeah, what Liz said.  Please come by and check us out.
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>> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:37:49 -0800
>> From: liz at bookmaniac.org
>> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions
>> regarding possible project
>>
>> You should probably come to Noisebridge and look around and talk with
>> people in person -- and see if you can figure out a good spot for the
>> engine. It sounds like a neat project! Sometimes you can make room by
>> working with people to rearrange what's already in a space and doing
>> some cleanup.
>>
>> - Liz
>>
>>
>> On 11/12/11 11:21 AM, bahador.nosrat wrote:
>> > to give you a better idea about the dimensions, the engine
>> >
>> > stand<http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_17670.jpg>
>> > is 31"
>> > x 35-1/4" x 35" and on wheels, so it can easily be rolled around. the
>> > stand
>> > alone weighs 48.90 lbs. i would get a one of those rubber/plastic
>> > storage
>> > bins to hold all my parts/tools which could be tucked away under the
>> > engine
>> > on the stand when not in use.
>> >
>> > if there is not enough room, it's not a big deal. i do have the option
>> > of
>> > doing to rebuild at a machine shop in santa cruz where the rest of my
>> > bike
>> > is being built. but noisebridge is closer, cooler, and more appropriate
>> > for
>> > the arduino/android half. plus, i won't have to drive to santa cruz
>> > every
>> > whenever i want to work on it.
>> >
>> > if now isn't the best time, i can always do the rebuild in santa cruz,
>> > and
>> > after the rebuild is complete then bring it to noisebridge to do the
>> > arduino/android stuff. i'm ordering a six speed transmission and dry
>> > clutch
>> > from england that won't be manufactured until january anyway. i just
>> > wanted
>> > to get the ball rolling while the fire is still hot...
>> >
>> > - bahador
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 12 November 2011 10:20, Mitch Altman<maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Welcome to the Bay Area, Bahador! Your project sounds way cool -- and
>> >> Noisebridge is a great place to be doing projects like this, where you
>> >> will
>> >> be learning a lot as you go along -- and hopefully sharing with others,
>> >> and
>> >> helping them learn as you go along. The main thin is that we may not
>> >> have
>> >> space to keep the engine around while the project is in progress.
>> >>
>> >> Anyone have any ideas on where to keep the engine when Bahador isn't
>> >> working on it?
>> >>
>> >> Best,
>> >> Mitch.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ------------------------------
>> >> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:10:15 -0800
>> >> From: elijahpost at gmail.com
>> >> To: bahador.nosrat at gmail.com
>> >> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>> >> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] prospective member has questions
>> >> regarding possible project
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Well, simply by walking into the space you have as much authority as I
>> >> or
>> >> anyone else (members are for the legality of it all). IMHO it's not so
>> >> bad.
>> >> If I catch you doing it, I may ask you questions because I want to be a
>> >> mechanical engineer :)
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 8:05 AM,
>> >> bahador.nosrat<bahador.nosrat at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >>
>> >> yes, this is not a quick project. it will take me a while.
>> >> On Nov 12, 2011 8:01 AM, "Elijah Post"<elijahpost at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I don't see why not. Id he planning to leave the engine in the space
>> >> while
>> >> he is not there?
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM,
>> >> bahador.nosrat<bahador.nosrat at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >>
>> >> hello,
>> >>
>> >> my name is bahador nosrat. i've known about noisebridge for a couple of
>> >> years now, but only recently moved to the bay area and now finally have
>> >> had
>> >> the opportunity to drop by. i would like to ask the noisebridge
>> >> community's
>> >> opinion about a project i would like to tackle, and whether or not
>> >> noisebridge is an appropriate place to tackle it.
>> >>
>> >> i have a vintage 450cc motorcycle
>> >> engine<http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/jbrotor/72%20CB450/IMG_0056.jpg>that
>> >> i would like to
>> >> rebuild<http://teamhansenhonda.com/services/photo027.jpg> and
>> >> modernize.
>> >> among other things, i would like to add electronic sensors
>> >> (temperature,
>> >> rpm, current gear...) monitored by an arduino
>> >> mega<http://store.arduino.cc/ww/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11_12&products_id=144>hooked
>> >> up into an android device via the android
>> >> open accessory development
>> >> kit<http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/usb/adk.html>
>> >> .
>> >>
>> >> the engine itself is not very big. i would estimate that it's
>> >> dimensions
>> >> are less than 1.5ft wide, 2ft long, and 3ft tall. it weighs less than
>> >> 150lbs. i would get an engine stand with wheels for it so that it can
>> >> be
>> >> easily rotated and moved. i would not run it in the building itself,
>> >> only
>> >> clean it, rebuild it, and eventually mount sensors on it. there would
>> >> be no
>> >> gasoline or oil, except for what little is left inside the engine after
>> >> draining it. the only chemicals, if any, that i would bring would
>> >> things
>> >> like: cleaners, degreasers, lube, loctite, wd40, and grease.
>> >>
>> >> a little about me: i'm in my mid twenties. i was born in san diego, and
>> >> just moved to berkeley this past august. i work for the lawrence
>> >> berkeley
>> >> lab<http://www.lbl.gov/>, studied security studies as an undergrad, and
>> >> hold an ms in
>> >> gis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_science>.
>> >> i've mostly worked in biology for the past several years doing gis and
>> >> bioinformatics<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioinformatics>, up until
>> >> recently, for a marine biology lab in san diego.
>> >>
>> >> as far as my background goes, i have experience in:
>> >> - cars and motorcycles
>> >> - soldering
>> >> - basic circuitry
>> >> - programming
>> >> - databases
>> >> - gis
>> >> - bioinformatics
>> >> - computers
>> >>
>> >> thanks for your time, and i hope to hear back from you soon. take care.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> You can't teach a hammer to love nails.
>> >>
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>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> *E. Post / ELSP*
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
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