[Noisebridge-discuss] equipment trainings

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Wed Mar 12 01:15:38 UTC 2014


On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 17:59:16 Naomi Most wrote:
> How well has the "authorized by training" approach been working,
> Torrie?   Any chronic or occasional problems?

None yet, really.

We don't have an authorization mechanism in place other than getting members 
to watch out and ask them, "Hey, are you trained on that? Can I check in 
spiff?"

Since Spiff has a full REST API, I'm planning on building a few tiny sensors 
that can poll and endpoint when they scan an RFID token. A light would turn 
green for yes, red for no. If a passerby doesn't see a red light, they would 
be encouraged and empowered to step up and investigate.

Some equipment might get some power switches builtin to the system, but I'm 
not too comfortable with some other equipment that would react badly to the 
device suddenly shutting off the mains.

Its an ongoing experiment and discussion here.

> 
> --Naomi
> 
> 
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 8:32 AM, Torrie Fischer
> 
> <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 14:01:56 Johny Radio wrote:
> >> wow, i hope Noisebridge will emulate what you guys are doing, putting
> >> priority on facilities and user-abilities. sounds like a great place to
> >> be productive. doing electronics is painful for me at nb-- so much time
> >> wasted looking for tools that aren't ruined due to misuse etc.
> >> 
> >> i think training could be available at all times as self-teaching video
> >> and wiki page. Then a pre-defined "test" performed in-person with any
> >> trained member who has already passed the test. i guess you'd have to
> >> create a special access category for the self-training part, and then
> >> make sure they are actually doing the training. Realistic?
> >> 
> >> what i want at nb is not just training on gear, but also on materials
> >> handling. eg "how to return parts", "how to sort parts", etc.
> > 
> > Since we're talking about other hackerspace patterns, this is something
> > that SYNHAK is slowly working towards implementing as well.
> > 
> > We currently use this bit of software I wrote to keep track of everyone's
> > training:
> > 
> > http://spiff.readthedocs.org/
> > 
> >> thx 4 info!
> >> 
> >> On 3/11/2014 5:41:15 AM, "Sergiusz 'q3k' Bazański" <q3k at q3k.org> wrote:
> >> >We experimented with a formal training requirement for accessing our 3D
> >> 
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