The vending machine now provides some more feedback after money is put in.
Source code associated with my contribution is here. I haven't documented
the other components of the vending machine.
Based on the implementation details, it appears to me that
the bill acceptor is in fact plugged into one board (Arduino Leonardo)
that is connected by serial to another board (Raspberry Pi). Why is
the former board used at all? That is, why is the bill acceptor not
plugged directly into the latter board?
I said "your 'community' space," but honestly, I still want this to be my
space, too. I hardly ever make a fuss about any of this stuff because it's
all so futile, you know? but in this case, I really want to make my point
clear: I think we should rescind our action against Rannette. I think
she's been treated unfairly. Even if she is "aggressive" towards you or
your compatriots, I don't think we need white dudes policing our space of
black women's bodies. Matt, you claim to have acted in another's interest
and you offer an injured third party -- let them speak for themselves,
because I don't think it's your place right now. If there was a violent
incident that threatened our space, let's hear it from a witness or an
involved party. "Something Happened" is not good enough. Otherwise "but
above all the Omni
Commons must maintain a safe, welcoming environment" seems to fly directly
in the face of the lived experience of too many black people.
I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
Here's some images of the Seiko SMI 3200 Scanning Electron Microscope that
is in need of a new home:
Note that this is NOT a small system! It's not huge as SEM's go, but
definitely not desktop - more like "small room sized". And it would
obviously need some dedicated person to keep it in good running condition.
It is however almost brand new, and currently *running*, at <5nm resolution!
Beam Services Inc is down in Pleasanton, so I guess interested parties
could potentially go and have a look at the system. This kind of equipment
would be a significant commitment and investment in time and effort on our
part, so let's coordinate on this shall we?
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Nope, just finding a good adhesive for reattaching it is hard. I ended up
just using an open cell foam pad to push the header on the glass
Only advice is to not be too aggressive and let the glue take its time to
release. Doingbot while warm would help.
On Mar 21, 2018 1:34 PM, "Marc Juul" <marc(a)juul.io> wrote:
Cool! Hey is there any reason why I can't do that end then just flip the
glass, clean it and re-attach the heating pad on the bottom?
Any tips on getting the heating pad off?
On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Adam <me(a)adammunich.com> wrote:
> I have successfully separated the heating pad from my old Taz bed it's
> quite robust
> On Mar 21, 2018 8:10 AM, "Marc Juul" <marc(a)juul.io> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Jake <jake(a)spaz.org> wrote:
>>> I 3d printed stuff last night and it worked great. I scraped off the
>>> stuff on
>>> the print bed and exposed the actual glass print bed! it's still good
>>> there are a couple of serious craters. Not sure what to do about the
>>> perhaps fill them in with caulk? Silicone caulk sticks to glass.
>> Yeah sorry about that. One of the craters is my fault. I was printing on
>> a really cold night with ABS and the ABS stuck so well to the glass and the
>> temperature difference in the room was so great that the ABS contracting as
>> it cooled actually took off a bit of the glass. I will try to find and
>> order replacement glass.
>> sudo-discuss mailing list
Henner wrote this awesome parts organizer web service, and it's running at
noisebridge (and his house):
here's the noisebridge implementation (type a letter to begin instant search):
i would love to help fill it with information about the stuff we have at
sudoroom, but i am not confident in my ability to install it and get it running
on our network. If someone feels good about doing this, sudo make it happen
and i'll help.
Lack of email reminders to members has been an issue for awhile now.
It occurred to me that perhaps this was just a Stripe setting - seems it
So now members will be notified by email when their payment fails, and
notified 1 month in advance of an expiring card.
Is this problematic to anyone?
CC'ing some CCL folks who've mentioned this before.
Help open a professional kitchen at the Omni Commons in Oakland!
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
"Anything done for the first time unleashes a demon."
--Dave Sim, "Cerebus the Aardvark"
Checked across several devices, the Omni Commons ssid is not available. No
one present knows how to fix it. Any help appreciated.
Creative Technology <https://donaldhanson.net>
There was a (neighborhood wide?) power outage this morning.
Unfortunately, after power came back online, WiFi did not. There is no Omni
Commons ssid available (I checked in several locations through the Omni).
Also unfortunately, nobody present knows how to resolve things.
FYI, in case relevant, I believe that (internet access via) the modem came
back online after the outage (because the relevant lights on the modem seem
to be flashing correctly, as far as I can tell.) I've been told (but have
not verified) that (at least some) wired connections here do have internet
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