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What Freeside Needs this Month, March Edition

Have you been itching to donate things to Freeside, but you’re not sure what we need?  Have you been looking for volunteer opportunities to use your awesome skills?  This monthly post shall be your guide, henceforth!

Items we need, in no particular order:

  • Paint (brighter colors especially, not black/grey/white): we are painting an internet meme explosion mural in the front bathroom, and Carrie needs more paint.
  • Paint (dark, black, matte): for shrouding the stage in the darkness.
  • Printer ink for the HP L7680
  • 4+ port NIC card for rack system, or full system: we are trying to build a router to create subnets, see Alan or any IT staff person for details.
  • Mounts for rack systems: stacking the pizza boxen on top of each other just won’t do.
  • Lumber and other build-out materials: ask about specifics, but the two main projects that could use some lumber are for the electronics lab benches and for improvements to member storage.
  • Small to Medium plastic bins: We can start subdividing or replacing cardboard boxes storing things in the parts storage.
  • Member storage bins: We are getting new members!  Let’s have a few bins at the ready to get them on-board.
  • Folding chairs: for when we host large talks or events.
  • Breadboards: some members have asked and are unclear if some “projects” could be reclaimed or if there are extra breadboards to go around.
  • ABS: Our 3D printers need more spools in a variety of colors.
  • Larger LCD monitors, flat screen TVs: we want to put up informational kiosk displays around the space.
  • Raspberry Pis: for use with the access control project, or with the informational kiosks like we have in the welcome zone.
  • Engraving plastic: for creating signage with Randy’s CNC!

Volunteers are needed with the following skills:

  • Electrical wiring: running new outlets, and...other activities... (certification required)
  • Woodworking, construction: help with shelf/hutch building for electronics, help with member storage build-out.
  • Mural Art: artists, pick a spot on the wall and make it yours!  We also want input on designing logos for each of our zones.

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