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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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.
Sudo-room is currently broke. Not taking in enough money to cover expenses nor plan for any future needs.
Who is interested in reviewing the financial situation and brainstorming some recommendations for bringing in additional funds? I’m happy to help set and track goals.
i am out of town for tonight and next week's edition of Hardware Hacking
who will host in my place? you just have to welcome new people to the space,
help them find places to sit or hack, and try to help them with their projects,
I uploaded the correct firmware to the machine (it was running firmware for a
machine with different physical attributes) and now it seems to print fine.
I didn't have the time to properly prepare the bed though, so there was some
non-adhesion, but the giant spool of filament is hooked up and it's ready to
cura-lulzbot slicer is installed on the computer there, and "sudoroom white
ABS" filament is defined and should work. Pronterface (red icon) is the
program to use to drive the printer and run the gcode generated by cura.
don't do the SD card thing, it won't work and is terrible.
On Thu, 1 Feb 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:
> So I'm coming across something else that's weird. It's superextruding on
> the left side of a calibration cube... Thought I'd share with you. Any
> On Jan 29, 2018 00:51, "Jake" <jake(a)spaz.org> wrote:
>> that's great that you got it working! which filament were you using? we
>> have a
>> large spool of white ABS but the spool came apart. if we fix the spool and
>> dust it off, it's still good.
>> the hard part of using big spools of filament is making sure that the
>> has a straight path to pull from the spool, and the spool can rotate
>> i can help with this on Tuesday. we already have so much filament, i don't
>> want to buy more yet.
>> On Mon, 29 Jan 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:
>>> I actually just got it working. I figured I’d just download the slicer
>>> and slice it on my computer and load it up to the SD card. I started a
>>> print but the filament snapped. I guessed that’d happen like it did with my
>>> other old filaments. It’s just something that happens. Want to go in on
>>> some filament or IDRK? How should we go about that? I mainly have 1.75 at
>>> my home.
>>> Paul Orozco
>>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>>> From: Paul Orozco
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:27 PM
>>> To: Jake
>>> Cc: sudo-discuss(a)lists.sudoroom.org
>>> Subject: RE: [sudo-discuss] Sudo Room 3D Printer Questions
>>> Hello, thanks for the replay. I do have experience with stuff like that.
>>> I actually have experience with stuff like that. I have my own shitty
>>> printer that’s a Tevo Tarantula; that one runs on Marlin (I think I
>>> recently uploaded 1.1.4). I’m still upgrading it though mechanically. I
>>> usually use Cura 3.1.0 for my slicer and have the usual Tarantula slicer
>>> for that. I also previously had an Anet A8 but that one was breaking down
>>> so often I ended up getting the Tarantula and sold my old one to a friend.
>>> I’ve heard different things about it including that it’s still broken or
>>> it’s fixed. Use the computer with a direct link instead of using the SD
>>> card. I was just looking for some kind of clarification. What kind of
>>> software you guys use to slice and all that good stuff.
>>> Thanks again,
>>> Paul Orozco
>>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>>> From: Jake
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:02 PM
>>> To: Paul Orozco
>>> Cc: sudo-discuss(a)lists.sudoroom.org
>>> Subject: Re: [sudo-discuss] Sudo Room 3D Printer Questions
>>> Hi Paul,
>>> i'm happy to report that the nozzle heater resistor was recently
>>> replaced, so
>>> as far as i know there is nothing wrong with the printer except that it
>>> been used in a long time, so there's probably a lot of dust on the
>>> filament and
>>> the print bed, and maybe the nozzle is clogged.
>>> do you have experience using a 3D printer like ours, which is a TAZ 3
>>> Marlin firmware? I'm guessing it will take a little bit of fiddling to
>>> get the
>>> first prints to come out well.
>>> I'll be hosting Hardware Hacking Tuesday this week at 7PM and you're
>>> welcome to
>>> come then and try to use the 3D printer. I can help a little bit while
>>> working on it, and there may be others who can help as well.
>>> On Sat, 27 Jan 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I'm a little new and I'm just wondering what's the status of the 3D
>>>> over here. I've heard it's broken right now, so I'm wondering what it'll
>>>> take to fix it and be able to use it.
>>>> Paul Orozco
>>>> Cell: (916)337-7101
For discussion & possible consensus at the next Omni Delegates Meeting on
I'd like to propose that Omni pay for an exhibition table ($100) at the Allied
Media Conference <https://www.alliedmedia.org/amc> this summer in Detroit.
I will be attending, albeit also as a representative for Sudo Mesh.
For those unfamiliar with the conference, it's one of the radder ones I've
heard of over the past decade - but have never attended myself. The theme
is essentially the intersection of social justice and media - what AMC
describes as "media-based organizing
<https://www.alliedmedia.org/media-based-organizing>," defined as "any
collaborative process that uses media, art, or technology to address the
roots of problems and advances holistic solutions towards a more just and
creative world." This is the 20th annual conf, which is always located in
*Detroit*, and takes place this summer from *June 14-17*.
Are any other collective members also planning to attend? Would you be
interested in sharing an Omni table to display info about your projects
and/or helping to staff the table for some shifts throughout the duration
of the conference?
*Please forward this email along to your collectives so we can assess our
capacity to participate!*
If there aren't a few other Omni collective members able to come and help
staff the table, perhaps Omni could share Sudo Mesh's table and collectives
could provide me with some of your handouts / brochures / flyers / arts /
etc for display
Please send a reply to me or to discuss(a)omnicommons.org if you'd like to
help with organizing around AMC!
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"