[Rack] how to open noisebridge door from computers

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Feb 10 15:35:00 PST 2012


here's my post about the keypad hardware:
https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2012-February/028221.html

basically the keypads (one upstairs one downstairs) will talk to minotaur 
through (separate) serial ports.  0123456789 # * can be sent from the 
keypad, and codes sent to the keypad cause different beeps or lights to 
flash.

so someone has to code a daemon that runs on minotaur to talk serial to 
these keypads.  minotaur is also the machine that actually buzzes the 
gate, through its USB parallel port.

and of course the same list of good (and bad) codes will be used for this 
and for the pony.noise/gate browser interface.

-jake

On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, Nicholas Granado wrote:

> hi jake,
> i can work on the software side of this as i've already looked at the code
> that's driving the outside version of pony.noise/gate ... i didn't see that
> someone is actually doing some kind of keypad.... it would be sweet if the
> keypad and the key you enter into the mobile interface were the same...
> 
> cheers,
> nick
> --
> http://www.nickgranado.com
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>       Okay so i don't know if you've been reading the noisebridge
>       discuss list, but we've been talking about access all week.
>
>       I think we need to change pony.noise/gate to act the same as it
>       does from outside noisebridge - so you need to enter the code
>       (once per session) whether you're inside noisebridge or not.
>
>       the thing is, instead of the code changing every week, it should
>       be that codes are only given out at meetings, where they can
>       also be disabled.
>       Codes don't expire, but they can be killed any time if
>       necessary.
>
>       who can work on this?  who is working on the keypad solution?
>
>       talk to me.
>
>       -jake
>
>       On Wed, 8 Feb 2012, Nicholas Granado wrote:
>
>       hi all,
>       try this code: 53237 (it changes weekly) we need to figure
>       out a way of
>       emailing everyone or a list of people who can use the code
>       if this already
>       doesn't exist. i'd be down to hack this out if it doesn't.
>
>       anyways pop that code into:
>       http://pony.noisebridge.net/gate/ or
>       http://noise.pony/gate from only the inside.
>
>       cheers,
>       nick
>       --
>       http://www.nickgranado.com
> 
>
>       On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 3:38 AM, miloh
>       <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>            On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Danny O'Brien
>       <danny at spesh.com>
>            wrote:
>            >
>            >
>            > On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 2:15 AM, miloh
>       <froggytoad at gmail.com>
>            wrote:
>            >>
>            >> I bet if you ssh into pony and try 'opengate' it
>       will work.
>             This
>            >> shows that all the hardware you installed is still
>            functional. I had
>            >> it tested last week and it worked then.
>            >>
>            >> the web access was broken some time around when
>       the
>            noisebridge api
>            >> was introduced.
>            >> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/API
>            >
>            >
>            >
>            > OH SUCH ACCUSATIONS
>            >
>            > The API works fine, and is in fact what the
>       opengate script
>            now uses.
>            >
>
>       ah! sorry awaken the api hyrda.
> 
>
>       jake try the following:
>
>       $curl -X POST -d open=True
>       http://api.noisebridge.net/gate/
>
>       and see if that works.
> 
>
>       > The webpage also works fine, but somebody put in the
>       code that stops
>       it
>       > working after 9PM, in the belief that this would
>       magically have
>       people nod
>       > wisely instead of going "oh i guess it's broken, I'll
>       let in that
>       > rascally-looking cosmologist now by hand".
>       >
>
>       do we need to just keep iterating?
>
>       > I do believe there was some feeling that the dial-in
>       hackerline pick
>       a word
>       > code is broken, which I can well believe. I have no
>       influence on
>       such a
>       > thing, because while it was a cool hack, futzing around
>       with your
>       phone to
>       > type in a random word was so cumbersome that I don't
>       believe anyone
>       ever
>       > uses it.
>       >
>       >
>
>       casey implemented the phone system.
>
>       Jof built the daemon used on minotaur.
>        https://github.com/jof/gateman
> 
>
>       Lots of projects to tie in together here, I think we just
>       need to keep
>       iterating.
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