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  • RE: RFID and Membership system?

    @kile I am not going to stand at the door and hand out keys to members. We will just make the system work, show it to you, @Grant-Fraser @Vaughn and anyone interested in it and you can be the judge. We test the system with the keys we have, but have to order RFID keys online anyways. I just want to focus on building the minimal RFID system because like you said, we have dragged this project too long. This time lets build it doocracy style! :smile:

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  • RE: Building 20 MeArm Kits for Canada day

    @kile there is a pretty good manual with MeArm but what it is lacking is some programming example. If we can make a video showing the parts and the final product, it will also be very usefull.

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  • RE: Makerspace Website upgrade

    @kile the link is on top right. It is Donations. It was meant to be a quick and easy way to acknowledge donations until we get the sponsor up on the website which I never got to. It is far from ideal, but my point is that is easy to use if someone want to put donations on the web with a thank you message.

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  • RE: Is Anyone fluent with Fusion 360?

    @dhylands I really enjoyed your last onshape workshop. I would definitely attend another one.

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  • RE: Building 20 MeArm Kits for Canada day

    big thank you to @Ron_Ron @dhylands and @ColeVanD for helping out last week to kickstart the kits. We have enough parts for 14 kits.
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    I am planning to continue working on these kits again this Wednesday. Here are my goals:

    • try a few demo programs and test the power with AA batteries
    • customize the laser cut pieces, especially for our hardware and do a test cut

    Again, you are welcome to join us, try build one of these robots, or write a program or just hang out.

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  • RE: RFID and Membership system?

    @kile sorry I did not mean to call for a full on meeting this Wednesday. I have plans to work on the robot arms again this Wednesday plus @colin is still on vacation. That is why I proposed implementation day for next Monday.

    I dont think meeting is necessary, we can just dive straight into building. I want to first focus on the RFID system and get it done. Based on my conversation with @colin and @toxuin I would estimate It should take us between 4 to 8 hours to lunch a fully working minimal RFID system. Once we have that core feature in, you guys can chime in with your ideas for the membership system, just like to space open button. Sounds good?

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  • RE: Makerspace Website upgrade

    @kile @toxuin I agree going with static generators would be much better choice than wordpress like CMS. I agree with Tony about them being much easier to maintain.

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  • RE: Makerspace Website upgrade

    @Grant-Fraser when you go to the website right now and click on sponsors and donations that takes you to this donations page. All you have to do to add an item to that is make a post on the forum thanking the sponsor and maybe attach and image to it then tag the post with donations. That way people can comment on them too which make it look even better (businesses LOVE testimonials)

    That has been there since day one, still people don’t use it. That post will be public, searchable and authentic. You can post the picture of you cats there too, but I would not recommend it.

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  • RE: RFID and Membership system?

    @toxuin lets try to catch up this Wednesday, maybe we can have a short meeting on Wednesday around 7pm to go over what is needed.

    I suggest we plan to meet at space on Monday June 26 around 7pm and install the system, if that works for you.

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