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Hackspace Proposals

N.B. If you have paid for goods or services on behalf of the Hackspace, you should reclaim the money using the expenses claim form.

Aims and Objectives

Hackspace Proposals are a mechanism to put forward project ideas that would impact on the Hackspace and its members - e.g. infrastructure changes, additional tools and equipment, furnishing the space.

Proposals should:

  • Be clearly defined
  • Provide information on their intended goal, who they will affect and how
  • State what they depend on in terms of resources
  • Include a budget if applicable with a funding model (e.g. self-funded, part-funded, match-funded)
  • Have one principal proposer

Types of proposal

(as approved at BOTLab AGM on 17th December 2015)

  1. Small purchase: total cost <£300, requires wiki proposal (see below) and 5 members' + strict majority of committee members' support
  2. Medium purchase: total cost £300-£600, requires wiki proposal (see below) and 10 members' + strict majority of committee members' support
  3. Large purchase: total cost >£600, requires the large proposal process
  4. Micro Proposal under £50 : proposer sends email to members' mailing list (no wiki proposal), need approval from 2 members and 2 committee ( from Members meeting minutes 8th November 2016 )

How to make a proposal

  1. Write up the proposal on this wiki. confused as to how? then follow this step by step tutorial!l
  2. Post to the members' mailing list covering all the details above.
  3. If you obtain the required number of supporters for the type of proposal (either by email reply or by supporters adding themselves to the wiki page), proceed with the purchase.

Funding

Some proposals may require financial backing.

Dependent on the scope and remit of certain proposals it may be appropriate for full or partial funding by Hackspace. Proposals should include an estimated budget (backed by quotations, etc where appropriate) and a funding model.

Funding models may include:

  • full funded by Hackspace
  • a percentage split between Hackspace and supportive member backing (including match funding)
  • fully member supported

If you have paid for goods or services on behalf of the Hackspace, you should reclaim the money using the expenses claim form.

Active Proposals

Date Title Proposer Status
07/03/2017 proposal template NM Awaiting Committee Review
12/7/2015 G10 sockets TS Incomplete
13/09/2015 G10 Sockets proposal 2 fixed double 13A sockets JW Incomplete
16/03/2016 Bandsaw Blades DH Awaiting approval
09/12/2016 Emergency Stops for Hardinge Lathe DS Awaiting Approval
14/12/2016 Commissioning the Hardinge Lathe JW Awaiting Approval
06/03/2017 new dust extractors NM Awaiting Approval
06/03/2017 belt sander solution NM Awaiting Approval
07/07/2017 Cyanotype Chemicals JW Approved, awaiting delivery
17/07/2017 CNC Miller NM Spankingly new

Archived proposals

Date Title Proposer Status
11/02/2014 Arduino RD Agreed
13/05/2014 Steps and Magnifier RD Agreed
19/09/2014 Bikespace Nigel Cooksley Agreed
22/01/2015 New laser NM Agreed
21/02/2015 Surface plate TS Agreed
09/03/2015 Dust Extraction NM Cancelled
10/03/2015 Vacuum Cleaner JW Approved
24/03/2015 Dust Masks RD Deferred
7/4/2015 Arduino/Pi workshop equipment MV Agreed
4/6/2015 hsproposals/2015-06-04-Do Not hack Labels JW Agreed
16/6/2015 hsproposals_2015-06-16-lasetcutter_alternative_funding_model DH Agreed
16/6/2015 hsproposals_2015-06-17-lasercutter_3_cutters_2_funding_models TGG Cancelled
21/6/2015 Laser Extraction Extension NM Approved
4/7/2015 vinyl printed bags for makerfaire JD Approved
26/08/2015 Drill Bits JW Agreed
29/08/2015 Eye Wash JW Agreed
03/10/2015 Metric-Combination-Spanner-Set JW Approved
15/12/2015 Hardinge Lathe JW Approved at AGM
12/01/2016 Nuts and bolts NM Approved
12/01/2016 Provision of RFID Membership Cards RD Approved
24/01/2016 Craft tools box DW Approved
22/01/2016 Biohack Materials -1 JW Approved
01/02/2016 CNC Lathe JW Completed
15/01/2016 New laser computer OH Completed
23/02/2016 storage-boxes DH Approved
29/01/2016 170 piece drill set JW Aproved
25/02/2016 PTouch 1000 Cassettes Consumable Purchase JW Approved
18/03/2016 Biohack Containers and Agar for BV Studios Open Weekend JW Aproved
16/04/2016 Hand Tools - File Set JW Approved
22/09/2015 Nuts, washers, self tapping screws, nail, packs and Threaded bar for G10 JW Covered by consumables purchase procedure
12/01/2016 hsproposals/2016-01-12-Soundwell closure - purchase of items JW Approved
01/05/2016 Consumables to set up the consumables sysem. JW No longer necessary
16/05/2016 Kickstarter Donation to Rebuild Eric The Robot JW Not approved
24/08/2016 Transwave Rotary 3 phase converter for the Hardinge Lathe JW Approved
26/10/2015 Huge CNC Routage! NM Cancelled
06/12/2015 RasPi and hardware for laser cutter logging AA Approved
12/01/2016 hsproposals/2016-01-12-Fire safety cabinet DH Approved
26/01/2016 Two tool chests and material for new workshop bench JD Approved
28/03/2016 Solder/Test Bench Safety Improvements and Equipment Preservation TG Approved
01/04/2016 POWER TO THE HACKERS! Single to 3 Phase Inverter NM Superseded
22/05/2016 Large CNC Router NM Cancelled
23/09/2016 Scroll Saw Refurbishment CW Approved
14/8/2016 More storage boxes DH Approved
14/09/2015 Pillar Drill upgrade NM Approved
30/09/2016 Battery Packs for the De Walt Drill JW Approved & Ordered
06/12/2016 Dust Filter for G10 JW Not approved in time
19/01/2016 Tools for the Hardinge Lathe JW Replaced by Commission the Hardinge
19/01/2016 Providing electric Power for the Hardinge Lathe JW Replaced by Commissioning the Hardinge
06/03/2017 bi metal holesaw kit JW Aproved and Purchased
06/03/2017 Pin Punch Set JW Approved and purchased
29/10/2015 Sofa NM Obtained free from college sale
04/12/2016 Pressure Cooker for Sterilising Organic Material EG Approved
08/07/2016 CNC Router Dust & Sound Booth NM Approved
06/12/2016 Laser Power supply replacement NM Approved and purchased
06/03/2017 Pillar drill head NM Approved and purchased
08/02/2017 Table plug sockets NM Approved baby oh yeah!

To resolve

Use discussion tab of this page to find resolution to the following queries:

  • is there a time limit on proposals validity? for garnering support and for implementation?
  • what happens if it needs to be actioned sooner than the next quarterly committee meeting?
  • should it be a percentage of the hackspace membership rather than an absolute number to reflect the interests of a growing membership?
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