[Noisebridge-discuss] equipment trainings

Norman Bradley pryankster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 00:41:34 UTC 2014


I think that it is a good idea. We have serious problem around who uses 
what.

You are entitled to your own opinion.
You are NOT entitled to your own facts.

Norman

On 3/12/2014 3:13 PM, Naomi Most wrote:
> 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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