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sudo room is using the Labitrack inventory tracking software from the Labitat hackerspace.

Labitrack allows simple 2D barcode labeling and wiki-based annotation of items in the space.

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

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 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.

When you scan the 2D barcode, you will be taken to e.g. where the number at the end refers to the ID of the scanned item. This will immediately redirect you to where you can add information about the item.

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.