[hackerspaces] Lockers in a hackerspace?
peter at null.priv.at
Tue Oct 9 14:47:37 CEST 2018
On Mon, 8 Oct 2018 15:07:48 +0200 overflo wrote:
> we have project boxes and lockers at the metalab hackspace in vienna.
> storage boxes are free for some time for members only, that never worked
> out. its a trashpile.
depends, trash pile for some - precious items for others ;-)
without question, they tend to become occupied and are quickly no
longer the intended boxes for actual projects.
We also have simple drawer cabinets, small unlocked drawers free for
> lockers ..
> well keys get lost, people give their keys to their friends,..
> we kind of lost track who was responsible for which locker.
not really, Flo - most of them are actually monthly billed (5/8/10EUR)
and collected together with the membership fee.
> lockers have benefits and i like the idea of the lockers becoming more
> expensive over time when they are not used.
> unfortuneately metalab is too chaotic to enforce such a policy :)
right so. Sure, sufficient storage space for personal and community stuff
was always a weak spot of Metalab (only for critical infrastructure -Mate
and beer- appropriate measures were taken). Who should monitor the locker
use and change the height of the fees? Someone would come forward to
propose a surveillance system that automatically checks locker door
frequency but the fun ends when proper accounting is required. (Also not
a good sort of income for our space)
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