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Members' Nights

At the May 2018 AGM we agreed to hold some members' afternoons/nights where we would focus on the lab instead of personal projects.

  • sessions will be on a regular published schedule so that everyone knows when they happen
  • visitors allowed by invitation, to get involved and to get to know us
  • personal guests allowed if they help out
  • no personal projects, everyone is expected to be working to improve the lab

Optionally, at the start of the session we may have a meeting to make decisions that couldn't be reached on the mailing list:

  • topics must be published in advance and discussed on the mailing list first
  • members who can't attend the meeting may ask for their opinions to be passed along by proxy


Alternating between Thu 19:00 and Sat 15:00, three hours in length. Start slow with a session every two weeks, increase to weekly if we can sustain it.

Saturday 30th March, 3pm
Thursday 11th April, 7pm
Saturday 27th April, 3pm
Thursday 9th May, 7pm

Activity Ideas

  • Main Room
    • Tidy all the surfaces
    • Remove out of date food from the fridge
    • Re-stock the shop
    • Install CAT5 cables:
      • 4x CAT5e between G1 (above door) and G11 (rack)
      • 2x CAT5e from G1 (above door) to G1 Window patch points
    • Radio corner: remove wooden drawer unit to allow proper access to screwdrivers
    • Electronics: sort/organise/purge the electronics storage (shelves above work area, shelves behind door)
    • Organise “Tapes and Glues” drawer.
    • Organise kitchen shelves:
      • reduce teas to one 9L box
      • reduce coffee/hot-chocolate to one 9L box
      • try and create enough space that dishes can be stacked separately from plates
  • Workshop
    • Tidy all the surfaces
    • Empty the vacuum cleaners and dust extractor
    • Sort the junk pile underneath the CNC router
    • Organise the boxes of power tools (small and closed boxes instead of a single pile)
    • Test/fit Sonoff fan controller (for the wall extractor fan)
    • Finish bandsaw training material
    • Train users on the big bandsaw
    • Training docs for table saw
    • Training docs for mitre saw
    • Install CNC router
  • Laser Room
    • Sort scrap materials
    • Empty bins
    • Build a tool controller for small laser cutter
  • Store Room
    • Install shelves above 3D printers
    • Sort PC & computer stock
    • Sort AV equipment
  • Train lab users on the restricted tools
  • Install shelves in radio corner
  • Collaborate on policy documentation
  • SatNOGS antenna rotator
  • Build a stand for the traffic lights that will allow them to be installed outside
  • Assemble additional tool access controllers
  • Install a new antenna mounting frame on the roof
  • Install lockers for secure tool storage

Look for more ideas at

members_nights.1552834419.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019-03-17 14:53 by tim