[Rack] Racks, they overfloweth

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Thu Mar 24 11:53:26 PDT 2011


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
<rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello O mighty Keepers of the Rack,
>
> At the last Hackathon, when we were placing the Great and Mighty Shrine of
> Membership Binders into the Great and Towering New Rack, we noticed the
> shorty rack that hides out hunkered down in the back of the library.  So
> many racks!
>
> I was talking to Miloh about Maker Faire, and he pointed out that tons of
> new people come through the space during that time. He has it as a goal to
> tear through some primary deconstruction before that to help spruce things
> up. I am focusing on certain areas but also general rearranging/cleanup - we
> do tend to accumulate Bulky Things That Affect Us All.  I feel that way
> about these racks.
>
> I am curious if anyone has any plans/intentions they want to share about an
> actual rack swap, getting rid of the 2 excess racks, etc. I don't know much,
> but can help hold heavy fiddly hardware in place while someone else tightens
> the screws, or perhaps just take part in lighting a fire under your assess?
> And/or helping to sell off unwanted racks on craigslist.  Or whatever. It's
> getting crowded in the Super Sekrit Serious Soldering Area, and I (lovingly)
> blame racks.

The current plan is to install the big rack downstairs.  I'm still
negotiating with the landlord over what the rent would be, and he's
still trying to get some numbers to figure out how much he wants.
I'll poke him again today.

I forgot about the smaller rack.  I think some of the machines which
came in with a recent donation might have compatible rails for it.  If
that's true, I'll see if we can put that downstairs too.  Otherwise I
can't think of a use for it.


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