Can we think of a cool name for the new lounge area? How about C.H.I.L.L. -- Central Hackerspace Imagining & Learning Lounge?
I brought a work table, the Makerbot, and some soldering irons into [the lounge] because there's plenty of space and I for one would like to work there instead of the Family Room.
I like the idea of one of the offices being used as a quiet work area (a.k.a. nonprofit coworking). And I like the new warehouse space being used for large projects. Seems perfect for it.
I'm curious, what's in the walk-in safe and locked closet in the office?
Have we talked about renting out the various lockers and cabinets to members? For instance, the lockers in the scary bathroom could be rented for $5 a month and the double cabinets in the basement could go for $10 a month, and could be padlockable. Might be a good way to raise money, get people's stuff out of the work area, provide secure space for valuable tools, and it will make the organization some dough! (And maybe people renting can decorate their locker/cabinet any way they want?)
And finally, I began to set up my light tent next to the furnace: http://yfrog.com/gzvygyfj
-- I'd like to keep it there if it doesn't bother anyone, at least for a couple of months. I'll label the setup green so anyone can use it.