[Noisebridge-discuss] Charging for Lockers

John Withers jwithers at reddagger.org
Mon Dec 2 02:29:10 UTC 2013

Someone did this a year or so ago. Made a locker for their shelf. It was 
a week or so before it was broken into and the contents stolen. Seeing 
as how NB has all the tools to do so, and locked things might have 
something worth selling in them.


On 12/01/2013 01:32 PM, Al Sweigart wrote:
> I'll bring this up at the next meeting. I propose Noisebridge uses its 
> funds to buy lockers for members to store their projects and valuables 
> in.
> Theft and things being moved around and lost has been a large problem 
> at Noisebridge for years. It would be nice if members had a place to 
> store their belongings in a secure manner at the space, and this would 
> encourage people to work on long-term projects instead of having to 
> constantly haul them from home to the space to avoid getting them stolen.
> I've been looking on Craigslist. I've seen one ad (and this is about 
> the general price) that had a bank of 3x2 school-sized lockers for 
> $250 each. If we charge $15 a month for locker storage, we can recoup 
> the cost for Noisebridge within six months, and at that point the 
> lockers start MAKING money for Noisebridge.
> They are also sized so that two or more people could share them if 
> they want to split the costs and trust each other.
> I can come up with more protocols for the lockers (process if people 
> don't pay, who gets priority for lockers, where to put them, what can 
> and can't be stored in lockers (such as food/smelly stuff), etc.)
> I'd propose that Noisebridge spend up to a thousand dollars for new 
> lockers. We have the funds now, so we are in a much better position to 
> make an expenditure like this.
> -Al
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