Makerspace To-Do List

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Current Projects

If you would like to sign up to help with a particular project, please contact Eric Hess or Regina Sakols.

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  • Get city signoff
  • Prime wall in main room. -In Progress - Eric H
  • Sand wall in main room. -Complete

ADA Parking upgrade

  • repaint parking spots
  • move parking signs to front of planter
  • install wheelstops
  • install trucated dome sheets

General Space

Applies to the overall space, no specific area test

  • Install 7 new emergency lights and 2 additional exit lights as indicated on plan - lights are in the shop, walls are marked and a plan on whiteboard in the kitchen.
  • Find a location and method to store the vast fastener supply we have
  • Install TV screens and connect - in classroom, front room, event room and small office.
  • Rekey 234 front door panic bar to new key - Dan R - completed
  • Rekey 236 front door to new key - Dan R - completed

Main Room

The large carpeted room on the right (address 234)

  • Install emergency light (see General Space)
  • Set up 3D printer shelving unit and attach to wall
  • Set up electronics bench - JimS - completed
  • Tape over rug pulls - JimS - completed

Class room

The room on the 236 side with computers.

  • Remove electrical and LAN box from middle of floor - Gabriel. box is moved to side wall. needs to have concrete screws into floor to secure it
  • Rekey (and remove files in...) File Cabinet
  • Install emergency light (see General Space)

Event Room

The large carpeted room on the left side (236)

  • Rekey lock on door to balcony
  • Change sink to be a slop sink
    • What are the requirements for the Maker Nexus "slop sink?" Frankst (talk) 19:40, 9 January 2019 (EST)
  • Replace shelving in supplies area from two shelving units to one of the black ones - JimS - completed
  • Install TV on wall. See Regina for location.
  • Install new EXIT light - Gabriel - done


Large one in 236

  • Install lock on door
  • Install emergency light (see General Space)
  • Fix leaking faucet

Small one in 236

  • Install emergency light (see General Space)

Large one in 234

  • Install emergency light (see General Space)

Small one in 234

  • Fix leaking toilet
  • Install emergency light (see General Space)


  • Sand Dividing Wall in woodshop - blank partition wall between woodshop and metal shop, on woodshop side. Sand surface smooth to prep for paint.
  • Paint Dividing Wall - primer & paint in one - bright white
    • Move Shop-Bot after walls painted
  • Build 2nd Work-table (Duplicate existing pipe-frame table)
    • Purchase additional pipe for legs
    • Trade out legs in current table for new, shorter ones - work table to be same height as Kreg table next to it.
    • Assemble pipe frame.
    • Build 2nd top - glued together with wood glue, screwed together for clamping force, then cut to 48x48" with track saw, 1/4" roundover bit on all edges
    • Finish top with clear acrylic polyurethane (Deft - in Woodshop currently)
  • Clean both Flammables Material Cabinets
    • Use spray cleaner - HD Cleaner in woodshop currently - wipe down all exterior surfaces, clean interior
    • Make inventory of contents of flammables cabinet (needed for permit submission)
  • Build stands for Mini-Lathes
    • Source Materials
    • Cut to size to match Rikon Mini-Lathe Stand
    • Contact Eric Hess to help with welding frame
    • Prime & Paint
  • Build wall above existing wall up to ceiling to seal wood dust out from above main makerroom
    • Remember to include a fire rated door for access to the area
  • Figure out door solution between woodshop and metal shop

Metal shop

  • Modify all shelves so that top shelf is no higher than 6 feet - JimS - Completed

Fork lift charger

  • Replace protective ground wire with 12 gauge - in progress - Frank
  • Label and lock the disconnect switch - in progress - Frank
  • Secure top of cabinet to wall - completed January 12, 2019 - Frank

MN Office

  • Bolt computer rack to floor or wall
  • Add lock hasp to top drawer of lateral file cabinet on left side (hasp is taped to side of cabinet) - JimS - Completed

Large conference room

The room on the right (234 side) with the shark logo window.

  • Tape over pulls in rug.
  • Get clear board working - Mike C - Completed.

Small conference room

The room on the left (236 side).


The kitchenette attached to the Main Room

  • Put up department of labor notices
  • Install emergency light (see General Space)

IT work

  • Badges
    • Investigate and select an RFID solution
    • Badge printer
      • Set up in a location
      • Document how it works
    • Badge reader front desk, working with EZFacility
    • Machine use
      • Design a solution for the red/green lights on machinery
      • Guy buy in from interested parties
      • Build and deploy
  • Complete wiki pages on each of our equipment: Makerspace Equipment

Upcoming Projects

Metal Lathe Restoration