I have to say, this is a perfect implementation and expansion of the whole parking ticket / permit concept.
When Dave B, Steffin, Brandon, Karin and I went to maker faire detroit, we spent a lot of time at :http://www.i3detroit.com/
We were there for 2 nights, Friday to get some emergency repairs done on our power racer, and Saturday for a most excellent party they had.
We all saw the incredible organizational stuff they had going on.
I think we all said "all of these ideas must be stolen and brought back to tcmaker. At once!"
Brandon , if I remember right, was the one who made the point of getting copies of all their awesome paperwork for us to duplicate.
What you've put together now is nicer, sharper, visually more appealing, broader in scope, and just plain all around better than their already excellent idea.
Some of the other stuff we saw there:
1. They had a shelf that was labeled something like "the graveyard"; stuff that either for sure didn't belong to anyone, or possibly didn't belong to anyone, (i'm not sure but it's a big difference; someone else remember the details?) was put on the shelf, and there was an expiration date. If something was still on the shelf after a month, into the dumpster.
I'd really like some of the other folks to chime in with more of the details of their implementation of this, there was more to it, and it was awesome, effective, and very self organizing.
2. Color coded tool racks and stuff storage.
Chris has started with this in a very nice way; I3 had a whole bunch of different "work areas", complete with workbenches and assorted sets of tools. All the tools for a specific area were color coded with I believe, colored tape on the handle, so that they'd go back to that specific work / storage area at cleanup time.
3. guest book; they had (I believe, for all of this, excuse my alcohol befogged a.d.d. brain) a guest book. If you weren't a member, and you showed up, you signed the guest book. This was in addition to the waiver stuff. Holy targeted contact information resource, batman!
4. key fob access to nice stuff. They had a super duper awesome laser cutter (amongst other large size "nice things"). I believe this device had 2 forms of physical security, i.e. a regular key, possesed only by people with permission, and a dongle. Again, I'm not sure of the details, but it seemed very secure, very doable, and just right for protecting an expensive machine and logging access and amount of time / consumables used.
Again, the other 4 of us who were there, would you chime in with corrections and additions? The parking ticket thing was executed so brilliantly, I'd like to steal the rest of their ideas with as much zeal and panache.
Again, well done!