Ian's Thoughts

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Thanks to Mack for creating the graphic and starting this, I'm just building off his ideas, but didnt want to edit his page :)

We need to get a real space planning session going...hopefully with a professional...

Some good pics from techshop (not saying we should be techshop, just good ideas on workbenches, part storage in a shared space...) - http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/09/techshop-geek-h.html#axzz1fwhSpVT4

1 Social Working / Meeting / Group Therapy Area

  • Couch
  • Coffee tables
  • Laptop bar? YES!
  • Wall of fame/shame (graffiti, Polaroid pics of members)
  • Wall of Announcements
  • Wall of Rules
  • Projects looking for owners
  • Project teams looking for members

2 Lounge

  • This is now incorporated as part of room 1. (physical consensus from 11/30 meeting) The kitchenette will likely be in space 6 due to plumbing considerations (DWW).
  • Mack suggested knocking down the wall separating this room from room 1.

3 Bathroom

  • None of us have seen it yet
  • Make it really nice to start with and maybe it will stay that way.

4 Tiny office

  • ADMIN OFFICE! - We need space for Internet connection, wall mount server rack, small desk, locking file cabinet for inventory, our paperwork, etc. Also provides a small quiet working space as needed.
  • Would be used by Lab assistant / intern / employee, etc. at the point we get there. Think Willow Brugh - http://www.linkedin.com/in/willowbrugh @ Pumping Station One / Space Federation... Lab ambassador...
  • I would NOT use for laser. The Maker space (and laser access) need to be more clearly delineated. This also keeps people from venting out our expensive air conditioned air!

5 Classroom

6 Kitchenette

  • Close this in.
  • Put in small workbench for "Thinker" level members so they can do basic hand tool stuff / soldering.
  • Egress to warehouse space so should also be subject to access control - YEP. A window on this door to the shop would be good. Or we could just use the door & windows from space 10 (the odd closet)
  • Add sink/counter to bottom wall. Yes - and this extra plumbing work can help provide a shop sink on the backside.
  • Add outlets above counter (GFCI)
  • Install FULL-SIZED fridge (may need to add an outlet)
  • Clean old glue from floor. Remove carpet, epoxy concrete or put down something cheap that can be mopped.

7 Bay Area

  • Flex working space - I'm thinking we mark it off in 10x10 (or 12x12) grid so that people can "reserve" a zone for a project or a period of time. We just can't block egress, etc. The zones near the offices stay free for class space, meetings, etc.
  • Matt had a great idea of letting members store a rolling cart something like: http://www.harborfreight.com/580-lb-capacity-four-drawer-roller-cart-95659.html - we create a cart corral, or make sure that they can slide under our standard workbenches. Members come and can roll their cart to wherever they want to work. They can lock their tools, parts, etc. in their cart. Carts not in use can have a door (or other wood) laid across them to create movable, temporary workbenches...
  • Palette rack could be used as workbenches, storage, and walls...

8 Quadcopter Arena

  • Could the quadcopter arena be suspended with a ladder and hook on a pole for quad rescues?
  • If possible, I'd love to have a small area targeted for Young Makers - including a Toy Hacking area...I've got a supply of electronic toys I've been saving for the right time :)

9 Power Panel

  • Breaker panel is on left wall
  • Vent stack on top wall, unused right now, but could be used for shop sink
  • 3 walls around this section, this is our best area for dust / filing collection, also furthest from the general population.
  • We might need to enclose some of these spaces at some point - and look at providing some climate control / ventilation
  • Candidates include: CNC router, Grinding, Milling, Welding, Screen printing, etc.

10 Tiny Closet

  • Used to be an entrance into room 5
  • Has a door and tiny windows on each side
  • Use as room for A/V kit for classroom?

Loft Area

  • There is a (not really) loft area above the office space
  • Suitable for light storage (fire hazard?)
  • Sprinkler piping comes down from ceiling
  • Need to add railing
  • In general NOT FOR PEOPLE. We should build railing AND BLOCK THE STAIRS with a warning.
  • Raised DJ Booth should be built once stairs are up to speed, and then it should have proper decking and have railing to keep people off the rest of the ceiling.