We now have a wiki! (wiki.themakespace.com)
Consider this a place to post everything useful to the Space that doesn’t properly belong on the forum. Long term, I would like to see this as a central place where we can find everything of potential value to our community, including official policies, our ledger, project planning and documentation, tool documentation and usage advice, and a more extensive and editable tool database.
In particular, I would like to see this used to democratize our knowledge of various tools. People who have built or adopted a piece of equipment can post their knowledge on the wiki for the rest of the community to access so that the use of our equipment need not rely on the personal involvement of a few individuals. There won’t be a need to ask other people how to do basic things and troubleshoot common problems anymore. Someday, I’d like to see everything from our electrical system to our 3D printers to our organizational system documented on the wiki.
There is a lot of work left to do before we reach that point, though. I’m going to begin by documenting the wiki itself so others can make full use of it, but you won’t need all of that to begin contributing. The wiki runs on MediaWiki, the same software that runs Wikipedia and other large wikis, so you may already be familiar with its use.
This isn’t something that one person or even a small group can do alone. Everybody has something to contribute, and the more of it we get, the better off the community is, so please contribute what you can.