Yes, a Keyholder will have to be in the building and ‘open’ it, for a drop-in to enter with RFID. Otherwise, there is no distinction between, or incentive to become, a Keyholder.
BUT: the issue of a Keyholder having to keep the door locked because he or she is upstairs will be eliminated, which is important. For example, I am here often upstairs and do what I can to run down and open up for peeps, but I must keep the door locked to avoid unauthorized random entry. RFID will solve that one.
Also, the Makerspace needs to nurture and grow solid KEYHOLDERS - these are the people who are committed to the Space, do the volunteering, develop the operation and enjoy the benefits of a 24/7 well-equipped Space (which at $100/month for 70002ft of shop is, frankly, ridiculously cheap) which they manage and shape themselves.
Sorry to have missed it guys. I was up to my eyebrows with shit, and wasn’t 100% sure if it was happening as my internet has been failing. I’d be interested in a weekly or monthly or somewhere in between regular meal together. I’ll get the crock going again soon too…
Be sure to drop by The Hackery’s booth. They won best in class last years with their “exploded view” exhibit and have in the past supplied us with odds and ends for the hack room.
Did another dump run - thanks to @Pierre, especially, for helping load up the truck last Monday! The bins system works pretty good - 3 fit nicely in the back of the truck, with space for garbage bags, too, alongside them.
We do a good job of separating the metals, plastics, wood and electronics - thank you to everyone who makes an effort to put the waste in the right bin!
I also pressure washed them and they are ready for more.
I’m shop capable with most tools, but haven’t used a shopsmith. I’m back in country on the 16th, and available for an orientation, plus @Bradley-Maker I’m available if you ever need a hand with shop stuff.
Twin monitor design station with CorelDRAW, inkscape, RDWorks
Single monitor design station with Walcom tablet - software TBA
@Ron_Ron ‘s tabloid high rez scanner and a smaller fast USB scanner
2 light tables
ELMO presentation projector
Digital, overhead and opaque projectors
24" vinyl cutter
6’ cutting table surface with premask dispenssor
dual compressor and airbrush station
Drafting table, with optional angled large light table
32" LCD monitor with DVD and VGA input
Tabloid size full colour printer
Most kinds of papers and tapes
A bunch of hackable vinyl to make your own decals or signs
A huge tote of acrylic artist colour
All manner of ruler, template, guide and straight edge