Keeping bees is simple enough, but they do require tending and observation.
Turning a knob for honey is akin to squeezing a chicken for an egg…
imo, better to build understanding than rely on this clever device.
For contract work or for running workshops I have set my hourly rate to 65$. However, not all organizations can pay that, so if I am working with a non profit or something that is going toward a good cause, or I am otherwise interested in doing, I give them a big discount. For example, when I did a job for a fund raising for a non profit, I gave them an invoice which included my time as 65$ per hour, then at the end I gave them 70% discount.
My take on this has been to leave the ultimate decision up to the makers to decide how much they want to keep and how much they want to donate to the space when they do one off jobs. But having a recomended value like you suggested would probably make that decision easier for eveyone.
@pierre no metrics as of now. API is easily implementable, but we’d need to think through the authentication side of it.
I’d rather not delve into hardcore extending this current implementation as it is very basic and definitely will be deprecated and replaced with more advanced one, most likely written from scratch. Surely we can add simple features like logging and public API, but bear in mind that this API is going to be deprecated along with the button, so i’d keep it dirty and simple to not to tie a lot of devices and services to it.
@Jacob-S. we are not planning on doing any big demos. I am taking the chicken coop and @Ron_Ron 's draw bot and we are bringing a bunch of laser and CNC demos with us. We will be spending the day chatting with people about makerspace and the stuff we build. If you are free and looking for something to do tomorrow, it would be great if you could join us and tell people about makerspace!
I work for a phone company/ISP. My boss gave me an ata to use for the alarm system at the space. It takes two extensions and turns them into analog phone lines to talk to things like alarm systems fax machines and old school telephones. It talks to a PBX that runs asterisk on Linux. It is much more feature rich than the Toshiba on-site systems because I can make it run arbitrary code in response to whatever event I want, and it is not tied to the internet at the space… traffic routes through harbor center in Vancouver
I spent tonight building and throwing very basic Windows installs on some machines. In all there are seven machines running with either Windows XP or Windows 7 (and one setup specifically to run STSplus via MS-DOS and Windows 3.1), depending on weather or not they support 64-bit. They do not NEED to run either OS and I can swap the version around if you prefer or you can install Linux.
You can find them marked with blue tape under the table in the hack room. Their specs do vary but we got a metric crapton of build fodder in the other machines so if you need better parts like ram or a video card I will be stripping the remaining machines next week and you can pick from that.