@Kristen The hard drives were likely destroyed for security reasons. The time and the hassle of performing a “secure wipe” are way beyond the value of what’s likely a 3+ year old hard drive. A boring 1TB hard drive will do for general office work on these machines, and will cost about $60. Having said that, the single biggest performance improvement that an older computer can get is to install a solid state drive, for those you’re probably looking at $125 for 500GB… so double the price and half the space, but much better overall performance on the PC.
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RE: Does anyone speak "computer"?
SensorUp and PurpleAir air quality monitor networks - SensorUp workshop potential
I just read this article that mentions the Purple Air network, and the new SensorUp network for monitoring air quality. It also mentions that the BC gov took down the 2nd Kamloops sensor by Pacific Way Elementary.
In reading the SensorUp page, it looks like they have a travelling workshop where you get to make your sensor, then take it home (or wherever) to add it to the network. That sounds cool, so I’ve reached out to them and filled out the “why should we come to you for a workshop” form on their webpage.
I’ll post updates as I have them!
RE: Bylaws Update
These look great!
Do we want to include steps to remove a director from the board?
Does a member who’s not in good standing have any other consequences than expulsion after 6 months? Should they lose access to the space?
What are the voting thresholds? 50%+1, 60%, 70%?
Makerspace T-Shirts & Hoodies
A couple of us have thrown around the idea of Makerspace T-Shirts and Hoodies as a fundraiser and also for some espirit de corps. Everyone I’ve talked to loves the idea.
I’d like to know what people might be interested in, so that we can narrow down the options and get an idea of quantities.
Are you interested in short sleeve t-shirts, stronger long sleeve t’s that you can wear in the shop, pull over hoodies, zip up hoodies?
What colour(s) would you prefer - keep in mind our logo colors of black and orange.
How many do you think you might buy (this isn’t a request for a commitment, but please do be realistic).
Any other input?
Once we have a better idea of what people might be interested in, we’ll put together some mockups and gather some pricing.