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sudo room is using the Labitrack inventory tracking software from the [https://labitat.dk/ Labitat] hackerspace.
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"Why is Sudo Room covered in QR codes?" you might ask.
  
Labitrack allows simple 2D barcode labeling and wiki-based annotation of items in the space.
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Sudo Room is using the '''Labitrack''' inventory tracking software from the Copenhagen-based [https://labitat.dk/ Labitat] hackerspace. Labitrack allows simple 2D barcode labeling (QR codes) of individual items in the Sudo Room, and creates a wiki-based online inventory of those items. To look up what items are available at Sudo Room, you need to be connected to the Sudo Room LAN/wifi (the name (ssid) of the wifi is: "Sudo Room Closet WiFi"). Then, simply type into your web-browser the address: ''http://space.local''.  
  
To try it out, you need to be connected to the sudo room LAN/wifi (the ssid you want is currently "Sudo Room Closet WiFi"). Then simply point you web-browser at http://space.local
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When you scan a 2D barcode, you will be taken to e.g. http://o.sudoroom.org/1 where the number at the end refers to the ID of the scanned item. This will immediately redirect you to http://sudoroom.org/wiki/O:1 where you can add information about the item. When you create a new item in the web app, a label will immediately be printed on the printer currently located on the main bookcase. A future goal is that the information you enter when you create the label will automatically be entered into the wiki page for the item.
  
If you are running Windows then you will be unable to use .local addresses, since Windows does not support Zero Configuration Networking. OS X does support zeroconf, though Apple calls it Bonjour. You should be able to enable zeroconf support support for windows by installing [https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999 Apples zeroconf for windows]. I can confirm that this works on Windows 7.
 
  
When you create a new item in the web app, a label will be immediately printed on the printer currently located near the far corner of the main bookcase. The sticker paper loaded in the printer may be too wide (we need to order the correct kind), so it's best to cut it in half, width-wise.
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==What's the point?==
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Here's the point:
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*We want to document the tools, projects and people available in the Sudo Room.
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:Item Wiki pages should provide info such as instructions for use, links to manuals, or a contact person.
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*We want to help people keep the space organized.
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:Item Wiki pages should include the item home (where it belongs). That way, even new people can help keep the space organized simply by scanning items and putting them back in their home location.
  
When you scan the 2D barcode, you will be taken to e.g. http://o.sudoroom.org/1 where the number at the end refers to the ID of the scanned item. This will immediately redirect you to http://sudoroom.org/wiki/O:1 where you can add information about the item.
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==Technical stuff for Windows users==
 
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If you are running Windows, then you will be ''unable to use .local addresses'', since Windows does not support the necessary "Zero Configuration Networking" (''"zeroconf"''). OS X ''does'' support zeroconf, though Apple calls it ''Bonjour''. You should be able to enable ''zeroconf'' support for Windows by installing [https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999 Apple's zeroconf for windows]. The mysterious person who originally wrote this post can confirm that this works on Windows 7.
A future goal is that the information you enter when you create the label will automatically be entered into the wiki page for the item. For now, you can only look up that information by going to http://space.local
 
 
 
The point of the inventory system is:
 
 
 
*Document the tools, projects and people in sudo room.
 
:Item wiki pages should provide info such as instructions for use, links to manuals or contact person email.
 
*Help people keep the space organized
 
:Item wiki pages should include the item home (where the item belongs). That way even new people can help keep the space organized simply by scanning items and putting them back in their home location.
 

Revision as of 13:09, 16 January 2013

"Why is Sudo Room covered in QR codes?" you might ask.

Sudo Room is using the Labitrack inventory tracking software from the Copenhagen-based Labitat hackerspace. Labitrack allows simple 2D barcode labeling (QR codes) of individual items in the Sudo Room, and creates a wiki-based online inventory of those items. To look up what items are available at Sudo Room, you need to be connected to the Sudo Room LAN/wifi (the name (ssid) of the wifi is: "Sudo Room Closet WiFi"). Then, simply type into your web-browser the address: http://space.local.

When you scan a 2D barcode, you will be taken to e.g. http://o.sudoroom.org/1 where the number at the end refers to the ID of the scanned item. This will immediately redirect you to http://sudoroom.org/wiki/O:1 where you can add information about the item. When you create a new item in the web app, a label will immediately be printed on the printer currently located on the main bookcase. A future goal is that the information you enter when you create the label will automatically be entered into the wiki page for the item.


What's the point?

Here's the point:

  • We want to document the tools, projects and people available in the Sudo Room.
Item Wiki pages should provide info such as instructions for use, links to manuals, or a contact person.
  • We want to help people keep the space organized.
Item Wiki pages should include the item home (where it belongs). That way, even new people can help keep the space organized simply by scanning items and putting them back in their home location.

Technical stuff for Windows users

If you are running Windows, then you will be unable to use .local addresses, since Windows does not support the necessary "Zero Configuration Networking" ("zeroconf"). OS X does support zeroconf, though Apple calls it Bonjour. You should be able to enable zeroconf support for Windows by installing Apple's zeroconf for windows. The mysterious person who originally wrote this post can confirm that this works on Windows 7.