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.
@Bradley-Maker its no problem, now that the Forum knows what happened.
The issue for is that we need that Makerspace-marked SSP-donated material for doing the Kiln Room and Classroom renos, and the sheets are clearly marked both with green tape and edge marking. I notice you might not have realized there is the classroom reno to consider, as well, in your calculations of what material is required - for future reference, its probably best to check with key people who know the status of issues such as this - me, in this case, as the coordinator of the SSP donation and Kiln Room / Classroom install.
My understanding is that you will replace the Dave Holley sheet (if he wants) and the Makerspace sheet of formply with your own.
Members: please post to the forum when these kinds of moves are made so everyone knows what is going on. Also, check materials on all sides and faces for maker-marks denoting ownership/purpose prior to using them.
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…
So i’ve been thinking about making a bigger, more advance version of this to fit in a window. Since I have no residence permanent enough for me to want to go and make a custom window shutter, i was thinking maybe a window at the space. Not sure which one would work best but i was thinking maybe in the electronics room or a front window in the lounge. Any suggestions/complaints/oppositions?