[hackerspaces] Sleeping at Hackerspaces

Agent 5 ag3nt5 at dc401.org
Fri Jul 8 16:37:38 CEST 2011

*Question*: If YOU were to crash at a Hackerspace you were visiting, for a
day or a week, what would be your ideal experience? What resources would you
want available?

We accidentally made bunks at The Brain Tank and realized we could start
offering them to visitors. So far we're thinking between personal
recommendations/street cred, a simple signed agreement (If you break it you
buy it), holding onto something of value such as a credit card number, RFID
key access control, and our video security system (or any combination of
them) would do the trick to differ the interest in theft.

We do need a shower though. That would be huge. Possibly have some ramen and
coffee available should budget allow. Lockers would be good.

The Brain Tank in Providence is very walkable. Lots of art, great places to
eat/booze, cheap food stores within 2 blocks, huge mall and cinema within 3,
music venues, comedy events, river within throwing distance, beaches within
30minutes drive/bus route, art shows, and generally cool folk (very low
crime in the areas i travel)... Every weekend is a vacation here and I dig
showing people around (you can use my Kayak or eBike and show yourself
around too).
I'd like to get the concept formalized a bit further so we can start
offering basic sleeping quarters.

Everyone responding has helped quite a bit already.

-Dave Johnson

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:

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> On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 09:06:45AM +0200, Jan Lieven wrote:
> > > How many beds do you have?
> > Neither do we have beds, not any other equipment explicitly made for
> > sleeping. Just a few couches and blankets.
> Quite comfortable couches I can say, yet getting all the blinkenlights
> to stop blinking while still being able to charge your laptop overnight
> is a bit of a challenge :)
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