[Noisebridge-discuss] equipment trainings

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 07:30:58 UTC 2014


That's cool.

My hunch is that you're preventing a ton of issues just by having that
person-to-person "check" happening.  It's like a psychological placebo
drug against un-excellent behavior.


On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM, Torrie Fischer
<tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
> 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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