07/28/2016 at 18:24 •
I still need to test to make sure it fits together after 3D printing, but I've designed a new cover for the RFID electronics. This should make it much easier to assemble the electronics for the badge reader and much easier to mount to the wall.
I also took the time to use a better tool. Instead of old reliable OpenSCAD, I've switched to using Onshape as they offer free access to a quality CAD system online! It's a bit more intense to do real parametric modeling, but way easier to work with than OpenSCAD once the design gets any complexity. Check it out! I've put a link to my document (available for free to everyone) on the github readme.
07/22/2015 at 16:23 •
Currently most of the way through a membership tracking/management update to the site that separates memberships from membership credits and allows a single membership to be "used" by multiple people. The existing system has a single table called memberships that has a line for every paid membership period. The problem is our makerspace currently offers a membership that allows 2 people access. So we have used 2 different hacks for this, one is to only have the paying member sign up and then just issue another RFID card under that membership to the second person. The other is to have both sign up and manually duplicate all the memberships for both people. Both suck, so I wanted to create the ability for a membership to be "assigned" to people. Also for myself I'm paying for multiple people in my startup to have access, and I basically have to do everything manually, which is a pain. So to be able to have an on going membership that gets paid but consistently lets multiple people in the door with minimal interaction, I changed the database to have memberships, membership credits, and memebrship users. This way a person can potentially have multiple memberships each month that are tied to different people. This also means that a company can pay for a membership for N people and manage it however they like.