[dms-discuss] Space Improvement Projects

Roland Synnestvedt rsynnest at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 19:05:39 PDT 2017

Hi all,

I missed the meeting this month but wanted to give a brief update on some
I was able to install some of the wall shelving (a 4' x 8' section) and
have been organizing things here and there.
I also emptied the two big boxes of random components (resistors, power
bricks, etc) from the 3d print area and put them in the metal drawer units,
which I setup under the pegboard for now.
The drawers aren't labelled yet but feel free to fill them up as you see
fit. I tried to keep them somewhat organized (power cords in one drawer,
random-ass components from the same company in another drawer) but it is
easy to reorganize if things get messy. Same goes for the wall shelving,
though that's pretty close to full.
I also brought in a working vacuum cleaner so I figured we could get rid of
the old one unless people want to part it out.

Regarding the A/C unit, I discussed it a bit with Aaron (he brought in the
unit) and the best option seemed to be to cut a hole in the plywood that's
boarding up the Southeastern-most window. That way the vent is blowing
under the outdoor stairs (we will probably want to angle it downward so
it's not blowing hot trash air at people). We will need to shuffle some
stuff in the surrounding area of the fridge, but we should be able to just
measure and jigsaw that plywood. I'm thinking maybe we can do that next

I'm out of town this whole week so won't be hosting hours tomorrow, I'll
update the wiki. Good luck on the lighting project Ryan!


On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Ryan McKay <yakcm.nayr at gmail.com> wrote:

> I normally have pretty much zero obligations and not much going on in my
> life, so *of course* as soon as I step forward to help with a project
> around the space my life gets super busy for a couple weeks.  The project
> that has had me stuck 80 miles away from Davis pretty much every day since
> our June board meeting (building a 10'x16' post-and-beam shed from
> full-dimensioned lumber milled in our own back yard from trees felled in
> said yard at my parents' place) has now reached a stopping point while we
> wait for some more materials to arrive, and after the Father's Day weekend
> concludes I will be back in the flatlands for a few days.
> So... Rob, I will be in touch soon to coordinate a day that works for both
> our schedules to get this lighting situation checked out.  Once we know the
> exact day/time I will share the deets here, in case anyone else wants to
> help out.  More hands are always useful for projects like this, and my goal
> is to get this taken care of before the repair cafe happens.
> -Ryan
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 2:14 PM, yourcurtainsareugly <
> yourcurtainsareugly at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, all!
>> As discussed at the last board meeting, we have some new projects for
>> improving the 'Space.
>>    1. Fixing lighting
>>    2. Building a ramp for better accessibility
>>    3. Installing a vent for the A/C unit
>> Rob and Ryan have taken charge of the lighting, so if you two would like
>> any assistance, please reach out!
>> For the others, give a shout out here if you'd like to take them on, and
>> let us know when you'd like to work on them. Anything that's left over can
>> be done during the repair cafe on the 25th, but we should get the A/C going
>> before the first big heat wave!
>> In other news, we decided at the last meeting to officially effect an
>> outbox system. Simply, if you think something is useless, unused, or just
>> unnecessarily taking up space, put it in a box marked "out". If you find
>> something in an outbox that you still need, take it out and mark it or
>> otherwise make it obvious that it's part of a project of yours. At each
>> board meeting, we'll demote anything that's still in an outbox to a "free"
>> box. Anything in the free box is fair game to take home or where it may be
>> used. Again, at the board meetings, anything that has remained in the free
>> box for a month has proven its complete and utter uselessness to all, and
>> will be disposed of with extreme prejudice.
>> Sound simple enough? Please let me know if I've been unclear or you have
>> any questions.
>> -Jax
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