Hey Guys & Gals,
My son’s best friend (Phoenix) is turning 9 in a couple of days and his mom (single, in school, no money) planned a Lego Building Birthday Party at a park this weekend but weather forecast predict rain for Sunday afternoon - all the invitations are out for 2 weeks so the date is in all the kid’s parent’s planners. She told me last night she is going to cancel the party because of the rain but I suggested that she might consider having it in the Omni - Ball Room or Basement or some room that is not in use.
I thought this would be a really good opportunity for Omni exposure to people (parents) who might not otherwise get their butts over to the Omni. Also the kids could have a significant positive life long influence.
About a week ago, I brought my son Aidan and Phoenix to the Omni. They played the video games on iPads quietly until Jake invited them to operate the Robot Arm. They had a blast. It it is possible and works with Jakes schedule I am sure the kids would love 60 seconds each spinning the knobs on the Robot controller.
Now that I think about it - the boys were pretty jazzed about the 3D printers as well. This could be a real opportunity to teach novices how to write code for 3 D printing - my husband would show up for that.
Ok - enough with my enthusiasm for having a kids b’day party at the Omni - what about getting the go a head from the people who say “yes” or “no”? Phoenix’s mom want’s to know who she has to talk to - to see if she (1) can use some space in the Omni as an alternative location if it indeed does rain on Saturday.
Please contact me by phone (Alice 415-272-0596) or Sujata by email.
I have no idea who to ask about using these other spaces. I guess you could send me a link if there is one location to check out overall scheduling for difference spaces at the omni.
Thanks for reading.
Alice the beekeeper
PS did you guys hear that I am teaching an Intro to Beekeeping class at
Counter Culture Labs on Sunday 2/15/15? 1 pm-4pm
Hei, sudo room.
I want to avoid as much conflict as possible here on discuss@ so I'll state up
front that I would really rather folks talk to me in person or off list in
response to this.
I had every intention of coming to Sudo last night as I infrequently do to see
whats up and hack on things and spend more time in the space. My knee
disagreed to I went home instead.
Had I made it I would've certainly blocked RAYC's membership.
I plan on showing up at Sudo Room next week to have a legitimate block in
person since phoning it in as I'm doing in this e-mail is bullshit and we all
know that. I would appreciate it a bunch if others were around to hear me
elaborate about my principled objection and give feedback if it has any
standing. I also don't think its all that excellent of an idea to try and
discuss this on a wednesday night when folks want to just get together and be
positive, so I'll certainly be making more of an effort to be at the space
before then for discussion.
Again, I'm not going to respond to this on the list but feel free to poke me
off-list or AFK :)
sudoer kelsey breseman is organizing a low-stress, inclusive, short talks
night in berkeley. lots of great details about what the event will be like
you should sign up to give a talk! works in progress, ideas, things you've
been working on are all welcome. this will a supportive, collaborative
environment where people want to hear what others have to say.
On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Karissa McKelvey
> Hey sudoers
> I'm teaching a web programming class of about 20 high school seniors
> (17-18 years old) who live in Oakland. They are primarily people of
> color and underprivileged in some way, having reached hardships enough
> to find themselves at a continuation high school due to bad grades.
> I'd like to bring them on a fieldtrip to sudo room/omni for an hour or
> two so they can see the tech, get a tutorial on 3d printers & see one
> in action. Maybe if people wanted to show off their projects they're
> working on, that'd be cool too!
> Anyone interested in this sort of thing?
Thanks for writing, Karissa! That sounds great and I'd love to help.
What timeframe were you thinking? If we set a date & time now, maybe
we can start organizing people around that. I'm down to give tours and
teach an intro to 3D printing. What are other sudoers down for?
I'm also including the "Omni Kids" email list. I'm not sure, but
there's a small chance that we have to wait until our legal situation
is clearer since we haven't yet passed a fire inspection and we don't
have an ADA bathroom. Hopefully someone on this mailing list knows for
sure what we're able to commit to right now!
Hope to keep in touch :)
i got a really fancy motor controller and a bunch of really fancy motors
with encoders built-in, and it all works together.. and I think we should
consider making another robot. Here is the controller:
huge operation manual:
basically the brain can control six motors, which i have, with very
precise motion control and tracking, for example for the joints of a giant
The motors I have are a couple of sizes, but I think we should go big and
use the 500W (2/3 horsepower) motors, so the thing can be expected to cart
its own batteries around and be autonomous.
never mind, this is a dumb idea. but i do have the motors and controller,
and i may be able to get more. I guess we could build a 4x8 foot laser
cutter or something mundane like that.
The tireless volunteers Steve Bloom ( stevebloom55(a)gmail.com ) and I
believe Rayc ( what is is email - anyone know? ) are in the midst of
decommissioning electrical runs from to La Commune, from the panel in Rise
Above that also feeds the oft-tripping breaker to the upstairs.
All, before touching this panel, please attempt to communicate first with
Steve or Rayc regarding whether it safe to do. Specifically, all, NEVER
reach your hand inside a panel that does not have a cover plate on
(covering the electrical wires and connections), even if it is only to flip
a breaker. Instead, at a minimum, put the cover plate back on first.
This panel includes the oft-tripping breaker for the Kitchen and TIL etc
offices - #8, so please pay heed.
Steve showed me that he decommissioned breakers # 7 & 11.
Breakers 3&4 were I believe decomissioned by an electrician hired by Rise
#8 is the one that always trips and needs to be worked on / rewired to
Please see the photo below for reference.. thanks!
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