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Project Storage

Most of the space at Hackspace is strictly communal, and should not be used for storing your stuff. The Project Storage Area in The Main Room is provided for the storage of stuff relating to your current projects.

Ad-hoc storage elsewhere makes Hackspace harder to use, less accessible, and more dangerous.

In the Project Storage Area, there are a few storage options:

Project BoxesFor smaller parts and materials
Sheet Material RackFor plywood, acrylic, etc. Designed to take up to about A0 (laser bed size) or 1/3 sheet of ply
Long Material AreaFor timber, metalstock, etc. We intend to build a rack here in the future. Watch for the lights when manoeuvring long materials!

These small boxes live on the Project Box Racks, and are for smaller parts and materials related to your projects.

Place a 'DNH' sticker on the project box to protect its contents for up to 9 months. Boxes with expired or missing stickers are fair game for hacking or disposal.

This is a space for your sheets of material such as ply or acrylic. Is it designed to hold things up to about A0 (the bed size of our laser), or around 1/3 of a full sheet of plywood.

Place a 'DNH' sticker on every sheet to protect it for up to 9 months. Materials with expired or missing stickers are fair game for hacking or disposal.

Please don't use this rack to 'donate' materials you don't want any more. See Donated Hackables instead.

This is a space for long materials such as timber and metal stock. We haven't built it yet, so currently it is just bit of empty space for the same purpose. It can take materials up to 3m long, but please watch for the lights as you manoeuvre them.

Place a 'DNH' sticker on every piece or bundle of material, to protect it for up to 9 months. Materials with expired or missing stickers are fair game for hacking or disposal.

Please don't use this rack to 'donate' materials you don't want any more. See Donated Hackables instead.

This is a space for a larger projects or assemblies that don't fit in a box and need to hang around for a few days until you can come back and finish them. Typically we would expect things to live on this rack for no more than a week.

Place a 'Short Stay' sticker on your project to protect it, giving the date it was left there. Anything that has been hanging around on a 'short stay' for conspicuously long is fair game for hacking or disposal.

If you have a short-stay item that absolutely wont fit on the rack, and you have no choice but to leave it briefly somewhere else in the space, please ensure that you:

  • Notify the google group in advance, with the details of what, where, and how long.
  • Do not leave it on a bench - Put it somewhere where it will cause the minimum of inconvenience to others.
  • Ensure it does not create a hazard (eg: by blocking a fire escape).
  • Remove it as soon as possible.
  • Place a 'Short Stay' sticker on it, giving the date it was left there, so others know that it's not just random junk.

The stickers mentioned here can be found in the Sticker Holster, in the Project Storage Area.

Do Not Hack Stickers - These should be used to protect project boxes, sheet materials, and long materials. They offer no protection elsewhere.

They are printed with a date between 6 and 9 months in the future on them. Once the date on the sticker has expired, the item becomes fair game for hacking or disposal. You can extend the protection by updating the sticker with a new one.

Write your name on the sticker - it offers no protection otherwise.

Short-Stay Stickers - These should be used to protect stuff on the short-stay rack for a maximum of around a week.

Write your name and the date you left the item on the sticker - it offers no protection otherwise.

Storage Space is at a premium in Hackspace, so please be thoughtful in what you store, and for how long.

If the directors feel you are taking up more than your fair share of our limited storage space, we may ask you to remove some stuff, or remove it for you.

Everything left at Hackspace is done so entirely at your own risk.

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