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New Member Handout needs to be fleshed out more! suggest edits/additions!


New members need to come down to the lab and fill out some paperwork to gain 24/7 access to the lab. If you cannot make a hacknight or event, call the lab phone, 505 750-4522(leave a message, it goes to all 7 boardmembers), or e-mail to board (at) quelab _dot_ net to arrange a time to get initiated.


  • Respect others, and their projects! Even if you think you know a better way, offer advice not disparaging comments.
  • Safety
    • Sign the waver before using equipment
    • Use common sense.
    • Ask for help if you need it!
    • Wear the proper safety gear
  • Key policy
    • New members are requested to use the keybox
      • put the key on the inside(side) door knob when you are in the lab
      • If you are the last person out make sure all the doors are locked and the key is not on the knob.
    • Regulars, Re-occuring payment members who want a key can put down a $5 deposit, and then be shown how to duplicate a key (basically Adric, or another member will help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
  • Respect/people/projects
    • If you are a member and are going to have ongoing projects look into a 25 gallon plastic tub to slide under a workbench to store your important parts/project. All member marked tubs and what is on them is off limits for taking apart/using without permission.
    • Lockers are also available for rental, if you have things of value you worry about.
      • As a policy we expect everyone to be on good behavior, theft will not be tolerated!
  • Help
    • Offer help where you can
    • Volunteer for the good of the space often!
    • Take Initiative! If you see something that needs doing, or something that can help the space, do it!
  • If you use something up, look into replacing it, (glue/tape/solder.....)
  • If you can't replace it at least announce it was used up in the forums or on a whiteboard
  • Room Status Whiteboards See image These small whiteboards with attached marker/eraser are in most of the major rooms, use them to Comment on/Request/Reserve the room, they are there also so if you have to leave a project or mess, you can say when you will be back to deal with it!
  • clean (you are the maid!)
    • You make a mess, clean it up,
    • Try to put tools and equipment away when you are done.
    • try to leave workbenches usable for the next person.
  • Shared computer/Network/Printer...
    • Respect the equipment
    • Don't turn off the server
    • Dsl modem is ontop of the lockers (this is not its permanent place I hope)
    • Wireless key is posted in the lab
    • Emailing out via SMTP requires Authentication, setting your email program for SSL or TLS should work. (port 587 or 465)
  • hack stuff
    • this goes without saying.
    • all stuff in "hack this box" is fair game, even if you just want to take it home! (its preferable that you come up with an awesome use for it but not required!
  • Heaters/Coolers Lights, Misc.
    • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door), All workshop outlets are switched off of one wall switch, but please turn off soldering irons individually too.
      • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it down to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it down to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard Heater in the workshop, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Portable Electric heaters all have their own controls, make sure they are off and or unplugged when not in use.
      • Wall heaters in carpeted room and locker room, are not in use due to not having gas service.
    • Quelab has 3 Swamp coolers,
      • Starting from the front, we have one cooler, Its controls are outside the front bathroom, it has one Downdraft vent, and 3 roof register vents, (Front office, Kitchen, and Room outside Kitchen, These vents may or may not be open depending on utilization.)
      • Then in the workshop there are 2 swampcoolers, One large roof mounted one that feeds the ducts over the workbench. and the carpeted room, Its controls are on the north wall of the workshop by the Rod of Rolls of tape, its got a thermostat, We recommend people bump it up to 90F when closing, and down to something like 75/78F when working, (it does have a pump priming delay of about 2 minutes between turning it down and it starting.)
      • And one small wall mounted one on the north side workshop wall, its controls are push button and on it. Its only really good for ventilating and cooling the workshop. worth while to run when other coolers are on, lest it jut be a exit vent for the cool air.
  • Lab oddities
    • Automation
      • The front(LED Quelab)sign & open sign & the porchlight/front_entry_room and the lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the wood-door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion)
    • We don't currently have hot water/gas heat, just electric. Bring in more members and we can see about it then!
  • Don't make us make rules about stuff!
  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here (for printed out copies yet to be posted in the lab)
    ______________________________________
    ______________________________________

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June 19, 2012, at 09:14 AM by 216.184.2.22 -
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June 19, 2012, at 09:00 AM by 216.184.2.22 -
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  • Quelab has 3 Swamp coolers,
    • Starting from the front, we have one cooler, Its controls are outside the front bathroom, it has one Downdraft vent, and 3 roof register vents, (Front office, Kitchen, and Room outside Kitchen, These vents may or may not be open depending on utilization.)
    • Then in the workshop there are 2 swampcoolers, One large roof mounted one that feeds the ducts over the workbench. and the carpeted room, Its controls are on the north wall of the workshop by the Rod of Rolls of tape, its got a thermostat, We recommend people bump it up to 90F when closing, and down to something like 75/78F when working, (it does have a pump priming delay of about 2 minutes between turning it down and it starting.)
    • And one small wall mounted one on the north side workshop wall, its controls are push button and on it. Its only really good for ventilating and cooling the workshop. worth while to run when other coolers are on, lest it jut be a exit vent for the cool air.
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  • Quelab has 3 Swamp coolers,
    • Starting from the front, we have one cooler, Its controls are outside the front bathroom, it has one Downdraft vent, and 3 roof register vents, (Front office, Kitchen, and Room outside Kitchen, These vents may or may not be open depending on utilization.)
    • Then in the workshop there are 2 swampcoolers, One large roof mounted one that feeds the ducts over the workbench. and the carpeted room, Its controls are on the north wall of the workshop by the Rod of Rolls of tape, its got a thermostat, We recommend people bump it up to 90F when closing, and down to something like 75/78F when working, (it does have a pump priming delay of about 2 minutes between turning it down and it starting.)
    • And one small wall mounted one on the north side workshop wall, its controls are push button and on it. Its only really good for ventilating and cooling the workshop. worth while to run when other coolers are on, lest it jut be a exit vent for the cool air.
June 19, 2012, at 08:58 AM by 216.184.2.22 -
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  • Heaters Lights, Misc.
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  • Heaters/Coolers Lights, Misc.
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  • Quelab has 3 Swamp coolers,
    • Starting from the front, we have one cooler, Its controls are outside the front bathroom, it has one Downdraft vent, and 3 roof register vents, (Front office, Kitchen, and Room outside Kitchen, These vents may or may not be open depending on utilization.)
    • Then in the workshop there are 2 swampcoolers, One large roof mounted one that feeds the ducts over the workbench. and the carpeted room, Its controls are on the north wall of the workshop by the Rod of Rolls of tape, its got a thermostat, We recommend people bump it up to 90F when closing, and down to something like 75/78F when working, (it does have a pump priming delay of about 2 minutes between turning it down and it starting.)
    • And one small wall mounted one on the north side workshop wall, its controls are push button and on it. Its only really good for ventilating and cooling the workshop. worth while to run when other coolers are on, lest it jut be a exit vent for the cool air.
March 07, 2012, at 08:44 AM by adric -
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  • If you can't replace it atleast announce it was used up in the forums or on a whiteboard
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  • If you can't replace it at least announce it was used up in the forums or on a whiteboard
  • Room Status Whiteboards See image These small whiteboards with attached marker/eraser are in most of the major rooms, use them to Comment on/Request/Reserve the room, they are there also so if you have to leave a project or mess, you can say when you will be back to deal with it!
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  • Respect the equpment
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  • Respect the equipment
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  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here (for printerd out coppies yet to be posted in the lab)
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  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here (for printed out copies yet to be posted in the lab)
December 23, 2011, at 09:45 AM by 71.213.172.184 -
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  • If you can't replace it atleast announce it was used up in the forums or on a whiteboard
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  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door)
    • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
    • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
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  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door), All workshop outlets are switched off of one wall switch, but please turn off soldering irons individually too.
    • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it down to just a little bit above the click for off)
    • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it down to just a little bit above the click for off)
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  • The front(LED Quelab)sign, the porchlight/front_entry_room and the lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the wood-door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
to:
  • The front(LED Quelab)sign & open sign & the porchlight/front_entry_room and the lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the wood-door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion)
December 23, 2011, at 09:32 AM by 71.213.172.184 -
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  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here
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  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here (for printerd out coppies yet to be posted in the lab)
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505 750-4522, or e-mail to board (at) quelab _dot_ net to arrange a time to get initiated.

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505 750-4522(leave a message, it goes to all 7 boardmembers), or e-mail to board (at) quelab _dot_ net to arrange a time to get initiated.

December 23, 2011, at 09:21 AM by 71.213.172.184 -
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needs to be fleshed out more! suggest edits/additions!

December 22, 2011, at 11:43 AM by adric -
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  • put the key on the inside door knob when you are in the lab
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  • put the key on the inside(side) door knob when you are in the lab
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  • Regulars, Re-occuring payment members who want a key can put down a $5 deposit, and then be shown how to duplicate a key (basically I help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
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  • Regulars, Re-occuring payment members who want a key can put down a $5 deposit, and then be shown how to duplicate a key (basically Adric, or another member will help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
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  • Volunteer for the good of the space often
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  • Volunteer for the good of the space often!
  • Take Initiative! If you see something that needs doing, or something that can help the space, do it!
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  • We don't currently have hot water/gas heat. Bring in more members and we can see about it then!
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  • We don't currently have hot water/gas heat, just electric. Bring in more members and we can see about it then!
December 21, 2011, at 12:44 PM by 174.56.61.23 -
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New members need to come down to the lab and fill out some paperwork to gain 24/7 access to the lab. If you cannot make a hacknight or event, call the lab phone, 505 750-4522, or e-mail to board (at) quelab _dot_ net to arrange a time to get initiated.


December 20, 2011, at 02:26 PM by adric -
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  • Shared computer/Network/Printer...
    • Respect the equpment
    • Don't turn off the server
    • Dsl modem is ontop of the lockers (this is not its permanent place I hope)
    • Wireless key is posted in the lab
    • Emailing out via SMTP requires Authentication, setting your email program for SSL or TLS should work. (port 587 or 465)
November 14, 2011, at 03:13 PM by adric -
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  • Heaters Lights, Misc.
    • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door)
      • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard Heater in the workshop, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Portable Electric heaters all have their own controls, make sure they are off and or unplugged when not in use.
      • Wall heaters in carpeted room and locker room, are not in use doe to not having gas service.
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  • Heaters Lights, Misc.
    • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door)
      • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Baseboard Heater in the workshop, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
      • Portable Electric heaters all have their own controls, make sure they are off and or unplugged when not in use.
      • Wall heaters in carpeted room and locker room, are not in use due to not having gas service.
November 14, 2011, at 03:11 PM by adric -
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needs to be fleshed out more suggest edits/additions!

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  • If you are a member and are going to have ongoing projects look into a 25 gallon plastic tub to slide under a workbench to store your important parts/project. All member marked tubs and what is on them is off limits for taking apart/using without permission.
  • Lockers are also available for rental, if you have things of value you worry about.
    • As a policy we expect everyone to be on good behavior, theft will not be tolerated!
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November 14, 2011, at 03:03 PM by adric -
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  • Portable Electric heaters all have their own controls, make sure they are off and or unplugged when not in use.
  • Wall heaters in carpeted room and locker room, are not in use doe to not having gas service.
November 14, 2011, at 03:01 PM by adric -
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  • Baseboard heaters For the front room, and front Bathroom are controlled by the knob on the heater on the south wall(in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
  • Baseboard heater in the room by the kitchen, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
  • Baseboard Heater in the workshop, is controlled by knob on the heater, (in the winter turn it to just a little bit above the click for off)
November 14, 2011, at 02:56 PM by adric -
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  • The front sign, the porchlight/front entry room and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
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  • The front(LED Quelab)sign, the porchlight/front_entry_room and the lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the wood-door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
November 14, 2011, at 02:54 PM by adric -
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  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on sign/small lamp by side door)
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  • Heaters Lights, Misc.
    • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on front room/porchlight/sign & small lamp by side door)
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  • You make a mess, clean it up,
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  • You make a mess, clean it up,
  • Try to put tools and equipment away when you are done.
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  • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
to:
  • The front sign, the porchlight/front entry room and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room(X10), you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
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  • don't make us make rules about stuff!
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  • Don't make us make rules about stuff!
November 05, 2011, at 02:16 PM by Adric -
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  • Volunteer often
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  • Volunteer for the good of the space often
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  • all stuff in "hack this box" is fair game, even if you just want to take it home! (its preferable that you come up with an awesome use for it but not required!
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  • We don't currently have hot water/gas heat. Bring in more members and we can see about it then!
November 05, 2011, at 02:10 PM by Adric -
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New Member info

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New Member Handout

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  • Wear theproper safety gear
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  • Wear the proper safety gear
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  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up
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  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up (see Lab Oddities for info on sign/small lamp by side door)
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  • volunteer often
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  • Volunteer often
  • If you use something up, look into replacing it, (glue/tape/solder.....)
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  • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door.
to:
  • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door. (They will self power off in about 30 minutes of no motion too)
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  • quelab emergency contact info will go here
    • ______________________________________
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  • Quelab emergency contact info will go here
    ______________________________________
    ______________________________________
November 04, 2011, at 07:16 PM by Adric -
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  • put the key on the door knob when you are in the lab
  • If you are the last person out make sure all the doors are locked and the key is not on the knob
  • Regulars, both to meetings and to hacknights are welcome to talk to Adric get the right of passage (basically I help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
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  • put the key on the inside door knob when you are in the lab
  • If you are the last person out make sure all the doors are locked and the key is not on the knob.
  • Regulars, Re-occuring payment members who want a key can put down a $5 deposit, and then be shown how to duplicate a key (basically I help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
  • make sure heaters& soldering irons and lights are off when locking up
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  • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor
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  • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor on the side door.
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  • quelab emergency contact info will go here
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  • quelab emergency contact info will go here
    • ______________________________________
August 30, 2011, at 11:06 PM by Adric -
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  • don't make us make rules about stuff!
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  • don't make us make rules about stuff!
  • quelab emergency contact info will go here
August 30, 2011, at 11:04 PM by Adric -
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  • Regulars, both to meetings and to hacknights are welcome to talk to Adric get the right of passage (basically I help you cut your own key in 5 minutes)
August 30, 2011, at 05:22 PM by Adric -
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needs to be fleshed out more

  • Respect others, and their projects! Even if you think you know a better way, offer advice not disparaging comments.
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  • Sign the waver before using equipment
  • Use common sense.
  • Ask for help if you need it!
  • Wear theproper safety gear
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  • New members are requested to use the keybox
    • put the key on the door knob when you are in the lab
    • If you are the last person out make sure all the doors are locked and the key is not on the knob
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  • clean
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  • Offer help where you can
  • volunteer often
  • clean (you are the maid!)
    • You make a mess, clean it up,
    • try to leave workbenches usable for the next person.
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  • this goes without saying.
  • Lab oddities
    • Automation
      • The front sign and a lamp clipped by the side door are on a motion sensor in the carpeted room, you can turn them off via a remote on the doorjamb between the door and the screendoor
August 28, 2011, at 03:24 PM by 216.184.14.20 -
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New Member info needs to be fleshed out past outline form

  • Safety
  • Key policy
  • Respect/people/projects
  • Help
  • clean
  • hack stuff
  • don't make us make rules about stuff!