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Hackerspace Security System
Description: The space will need a better way to keep track of who has access to come and go as they please. Keys are not an option. Key fob systems and other RFID technologies offer a way to control what a person has access to.
Details: Construct a system that uses an RFID reader to grant access to the main door. The fob is also used to open other areas of the space depending on the member. OPTIONAL: build in a second factor authentication system. OPTIONAL: Construct a man trap so only one member can enter at a time.
- RFID reader
- Yubikey could be used with an old laptop on the cheap
- electronic locks
- server to manage ACLS
- second factor authentication system (biometrics, pin pad, TBD)
RFID tags sound great to me. A swipe card would be tolerable, but I don't think those are too robust (not that RFID are perfect). A man trap sounds like a space-hog to me, and a little bit overzealous for our purposes, especially if we're going to have open sessions and classes and such. Maybe all members should just flash their badges even if the door is already open? We could tie this into the irc bot so people could query who is at the space. That'd sortof incentivize proper "status updating" with the door. --Berticus 01:30, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
Description: Berticus really wants to tinker with 3d printing, and thus desires access to either a Makerbot or the next generation Reprap Mendel.
Details: Makerbots can be purchased for $750 or $950. The higher price reflects some premium features, mainly pre-assembled electronics, a power supply, and some extra plastic filament. Bots are currently rather backordered. Mendel parts are impossible to find. There seem to be no kits out there for the non-extruded parts (threaded rod, etc.), so even if we can find somebody to print us the plastic bits, it'll still be a bit of a pain to get everything together. Right now a Makerbot is probably the way to go, and we can use that to print out the Mendel parts to make a second bot for experimentation (developing new print heads and such).