[EMS Discuss] Makerspace Improvement Day!

Weston Turner wstnturner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 01:35:12 PST 2014


I'll definitely attend. Thanks for organizing this Rick.

Regards,
Weston

> On Feb 25, 2014, at 7:52 PM, Bob Miller <kbob at jogger-egg.com> wrote:
> 
> All those are worthy goals.  I can't commit yet to being there, but
> I'd like to be.
> 
> I think it's time to start not just cleaning and shuffling what we
> already have, but designing and building some new
> organization-enhancing furniture.  One item that bugs me is the gray
> metal shelving unit near the workbench.  It isn't holding all the
> tools that we keep there.  Maybe a different shelving unit would help,
> or maybe we need more than one.  Ideas or suggestions?
> 
> I threw together the power strip hitching post one evening.  I chose
> that because I knew I could finish it in an evening, and because I
> believed that getting the power strips off the tables would make it
> easier to keep the tables clean.  (I think it's working.)
> 
> What can we do about the steadily growing collection of tools on the workbench?
> 
> 
> 
>> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:
>> TL;DR: Let's meet this Saturday at 1:00PM to make more improvements to EMS!
>> 
>> Last month a bunch of us got together to make improvements to EMS.  This
>> included:
>> 
>> 1. Re-arranging the tables
>> 2. Removing the old, nasty carpet
>> 3. Re-organizing the wood working area
>> 4. Moving the wood storage
>> 5. Making a dedicated space to hold the shop vac and brooms
>> 
>> I'm personally impressed with how good the space still looks after a month
>> of usage.  It's still very tidy.  Let's keep this ball rolling and meet up
>> again this Saturday at 1:00PM to make even more improvements!  Here are some
>> ideas of things we can work on:
>> 
>> - Sweep/Vacuum/straighten up any neglected areas
>> - Recycle the Power Unit from the old server rack
>> - Prepare the AV cabinet for use with a projector
>> - Figure out what to do with the mini-fridges
>> - Make a plan to organize the member storage area in accordance to the EMS
>> storage policy
>> - Go through the pick-a-part area and organize it, maybe recycle things we
>> don't want.
>> 
>> I'm sure there are other things we can do as well, but this is a good list
>> of things to get us started.  if you plan on attending, please reply to this
>> thread so we'll have a general idea of how many people will be showing up.
>> If you don't reply, please feel free to show up anyway as we can always use
>> more hands.
>> 
>> Rick
>> 
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