The following is a comprehensive document describing the various rooms inside/outside the space, their purpose, and the equipment and resources found in each location. We’ve also given each room a unique name to aid in communication about the space itself.
- Outside, next to front door.
- Big crate to put stuff in, something decorated and nice looking.
- Camera to deter drunk people peeing. (Ew.)
- Chairs for outdoor seating.
- No ashtrays.
Stuff that we want to freely give away to the public, we’ll put in the crate located here. We’ll need to clearly denote that the chairs and patio table are NOT free to take, so the crate with the TakeSpace sign is pretty important.
It’s also a nice place to get some fresh air. The chairs and table help the space look “lived in”, and should deter drunkards from using the space as a private urinal.
- Whiteboard/Corkboard: Nicest one that fits in this area. Written introduction to people coming in. Notes everyone should see coming in. Ads for upcoming events.
- Sign in sheet.
- Coat hangers
- Umbrella bin
- Mailslots: Label these with member handles, and give out appropriate keys. For paying members.
- Something else really cool: Music and/or light show when people are coming in? We’re a hackerspace, come up with something awesome!
Super clean and super inviting at all times. This is where 100% of new guests make their first impression. So it should be impressive, if tiny!
- One couch along side wall: It fits, and is seated perpendicular to the:
- TV: positioned so everyone in entire room can see it. Also has:
- Chromecast: Easy to play internet videos, movies, and stream laptop screens.
- For now: XBox has emulators for old-school gaming. I’ll print access to the emulators.
- Eventually, Retro Pie: For more modern access to emulators and games.
- Eventually, XBMC on RPi: For more media options, including easy access to our NAS for movies and music.
- Sound system
- Speakers: Mounted and hooked up to TV.
- Cork walls for pinned announcements, posters, and pictures of past events. Show off what a cool place we are!
- One table with a few chairs for small meetups.
- Majority of other chairs, arranged in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
The second room visitors see when they come into the space. This is where we’ll hold our meetings from now on. Let me repeat that: This is where we’ll hold our meetings from now on. Then guests can stay out of the War Room. We’ll move most of the sliding chairs in here for seated events like our weekly meetup, and we can roll them out of the way for standing-room parties or open houses. Check out the Event section at the bottom of this post for more ways to utilize this room.
HVAC / Incoming
- Incoming Equipment: Easiest to access from front door. We’ll call this Incoming.
- NOT lockers: they’re moved to the War Room.
Here’s where Roger, Mario, or any of our other urban miners can drop off stuff that might be useful or disassemble-able. This room can be packed full, as long as it doesn’t impede access to HVAC and power units. But stuff that’s been sitting in here for a while should be moved to outgoing.
Very important: The Make Space itself has first right to stuff dropped off here. No one takes stuff from here for personal use. If we get a great donation, like a CNC machine or something, I don’t want it to go to the first member that sees it coming in. And it doesn’t matter if it’s broken or parts are missing; junk in here gets moved to Outgoing ONLY by group consensus.
Maker End - Hardware
- Lockers: Member storage.
- Tools on Cork Wall
- Two electronics workstations
- Soldering tools
- Power tools
- Drill Press
- Circular Saw
- Bench grinder
- White board for diagramming
We have the really nice workbench along the wall here now, but the front foot of it should be clear of member projects when not being used. If someone’s project is left on it, the space is unusable by other members.
Hacker End - software
- 4-5 workstation computers next to windows
- Windows 7 or 8 on one of them
- Fully up-to-date Linux distros on the rest (Linux Mint probably)
- Internet hookup
- Software tools, like Gimp, 3D printing and modeling software, multiple programming languages
- Computer peripheral storage.
- Extra cords hanging from ceiling.
ALL peripherals must be tested and working, and no more than needed for amount of desks! Overflow working devices moved to TakeSpace, and move broken devices to the hallway.
- Refrigerator, fully stocked: If this fits, we should try moving it in here.
- Shelves for snacks, fully stocked.
- Half-door: With larger table on top, for serving during open events.
- Locked Donation box
It’s easier if we can keep all drinks and snacks in one location, next to the donation box and a sign with prices on everything. During events with a lot of people (see Events post elsewhere in the forum), we can also assign one person to serve
Hallway of Broken Dreams / Outgoing
- Walking to bathroom: that’s how you get there.
- Shelves for storing outgoing stuff: it’s closest to the dumpsters. We’ll call this Outgoing.
Every single tiny thing will be tagged with a post-it note with the date that it was placed there. The oldest items on the shelves (especially if they’ve been there over a week or there just isn’t enough room for incoming items) can be taken out to the dumpsters. Consider this place to be salvage: you might not know if it’s working or not, but it’s available if anyone wants to test it.
ANYTHING can be tagged and put into the hallway. If you see clutter, move it to the Hallway. If you can remember, put a note on the forums that you did, so people can check it online. And check the Hallway every time you’re there, in case something belongs to you. If you want to try using it in a future project, stick it in your locker!
This is the long room next to the hallway.
- Networking equipment for space: that’s where the cable comes in.
- Larger equipment and supplies owned by the space itself
- Member project space: bigger shelves for bigger projects. Each space labeled with member’s name!
- Doors and extra whiteboards: Fits here. Also counts as makespace-owned stuff.
MakeSpace-owned equipment will have permanent labels of some kind, so you know not to throw it out. And keep stuff on the shelves, not on the floor! The borough needs to have access to all of these power boxes, and it’s probably a safety violation of some kind.
Also, this is the one area that isn’t locked up and DOES store member projects. But these projects will be big enough that visitors won’t bother messing with them. During events, this room will be locked up anyway.
If you have any questions about the manifest, please ask them here. This, and other important documents, will be on the website in due time, but this thread will remain open to answer your questions.