[Rack] how to open noisebridge door from computers

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Feb 17 19:04:24 PST 2012


yes me and jesse are working on trying to figure out which serial port to 
use.


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On Fri, 17 Feb 2012, Nicholas Granado wrote:

> oh man sweet. you're there now?
> 
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>       we are doing it now.
>
>       who was working on the backend right now.  i am finishing the
>       control-panel frontend payphone thing that goes on the gate, but
>       the software for that is done.
>
>       the client keypad just sends serial characters at 300 baud.  You
>       can send back commands to make lights flash or beeps.
>
>       -jake
>
>       On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, Nicholas Granado wrote:
>
>       when do you wanna get all of this done?
>
>       nick
>       --
>       http://www.nickgranado.com
> 
>
>       On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Nicholas Granado
>       <ngranado at gmail.com>
>       wrote:
>            sounds like fun
>
>            nick
>            ----
>            possibly sent from my post-pc device
>
>       On Feb 10, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>
>       > here's my post about the keypad hardware:
> >https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2012-February/02
>       8
>       221.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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