The Shelves Of Potential Awesome!

Posted by BleuLlama on Wed 20 May 2015


Hi all! I'd like to formally announce something that we've (kinda) been working on for a little while now.


It is a library of sorts...  The idea is this:  If you want to try out one of the dev kits that are there, you can sign them out for your own use.  Preferrably something that you will write a blog post for. ;)  but even if you just want to sit down with one and mess with it for a week or two, go for it!

Here's a list of what's currently available on the shelf:

In that list you will find an inventory ID that matches the ID on the tag attached to each package.  You will also find a contact person who may be able to help or at least point you in the right direction for what these things are, how to use them, etc.

For now, these items are borrow-only.  We are working on a way for these items to be purchasable in the future.  For example, if you start using one, and integrate it into your awesome project, we would like for there to be a way for you to purchase it from the space. If there's something you want to borrow, contact Scott to check it out. We'll eventually have some sort of fancy computer-assisted self-operated inventory system, but for now, we'll go with this.

We are looking for more borrow-donations for the shelf! If you have more, please let us know!  I'd like to make more Arduino boards available, as well as modernish laptops and possibly retro computers for people to borrow and play with.

In the near future, I will be setting up a laptop or two with a guest account to be stored there for borrowing in case you want to work on something at the space but forgot your own kit at home.

There is also a CD case disguised as a "1997 MSDN Subscription" box.  This is currently filled with empty disc sleeves, but in the future, it will be populated with various install media for various old and new hardware.  I will be bringing in disc media for some obsolete systems to be put in there. I'd like for one of you Linux Master Craftspeople to burn a copy or two of the current preferred desktop/server/32/64/whatever discs to be stored in there.  We will catalog the contents as things get added.