[Noisebridge-discuss] equipment trainings

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 22:13:01 UTC 2014


Wow.

Yeah, I meant specifically about behavior within the confines of the workshop.


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:33 AM, Torrie Fischer
<tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
>
> On Mar 12, 2014 3:30 AM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> Considering how we're voting next week to remove an officer from their position for subleasing a portion of our space to a board member's company without member or even board approval or discussion, we miiiight have a ways to go still, regarding the psychology of being excellent.
>
> Fun times ;(
>
>>
>>
>> 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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