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We don't know what signs we need up in the space #20

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amcewen opened this issue Sep 16, 2014 · 25 comments

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@amcewen amcewen commented Sep 16, 2014

Since the "Day of the Long Poster-rippers" ;-) we've needed new and better signs up round the space.

I've made a start, with the process detailed in the Style Guide but this issue is to gather a list of signs we need, so we can work through making them.

Rectangular:

  • WiFi signs for the Workshop x 2
  • "Don't Panic" phone numbers sign x 3
  • Opening times on the main door ("9.30 am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday")
  • Please wash your own dishes. (or similar wording, for kitchen)
  • Please tidy up after yourself. (or similar wording, for main room)
  • CCTV sign (@johnmckerrell has a not very good one)
  • Explanation of how to store things (box to use, pricing, etc.) in the storage area
  • Explanation of what to do when recycling boxes are full

Vinyl-cut:

  • "Wait X minutes before opening" sign for Gerald
  • 2 x "Do not cut metal" signs for both Gerald and Sophia

Diamond:

  • "Food Sink" sign above the food sink
  • "Workshop Sink" sign above the workshop sink

Door sign:

  • Workshop sign for the workshop door
  • Interests for the "physical social network" wall in the main room
    • Laser-cutting
    • Languages (non-programming)
    • Coding
    • 3d printing

Circular Warning:

  • "Rule Zero: Do not be on Fire" for the Workshop door

Diamond Warning:

  • RepRap 3D Printer (the UPs have stickers): Hot warning
  • CNC mill:
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Finger injury warning
  • Band Saw:
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Finger injury warning
  • Soldering
    • Fume warning
    • Hot warning
    • Lead warning
    • Wash hands after use

Vinyl:

  • "Max Power: 50" for Sophia
  • "Max Power: 70" for Gerald

(Tick the above signs off once done, and add new items to the list if you think of more - edit this info to do that)

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@amcewen amcewen commented Sep 16, 2014

I'm hoping @jdcormack can chip in with whichever signs he can remember us needing, or with improvements to the "Style Guide" :-)

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@amcewen amcewen commented Sep 19, 2014

We should at least get WiFi network signs like the one I've done for Dinky (and possibly do a second one for Dinky to ensure anyone with their back to the current one can still see one?)

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@amcewen amcewen commented Sep 19, 2014

We should label the drawers in the kitchen to let people know which ones have the recycling bags, bin bags and cleaning materials (basically the things we'd like to encourage them to use, but that they might not go looking for :-)

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@amcewen amcewen commented Oct 10, 2014

For the showcase in #34, a "DoES Liverpool: Showcase of Things" sign, similar to the Dinky, etc. room door signs would be good. Maybe with a sub-title of "A collection of things made by the people of DoES Liverpool" or similar.

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@DefProc DefProc commented Oct 14, 2014

I've started by playing with a set of shapes (available in the DoES-Laser/DoES-related/Sign_Templates) to make:

  • Landscape rectangular information (<A4) (such as: wifi hotspot info)
  • Portrait rectangular information (<A4)
  • Diamond recommended instruction (such as: "change wifi to DoES Dinky from this point")
  • Triangular warning sign (e.g. "Eye protection required")
  • Circular disallowed sign (such as "rule zero: do not be on fire")
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@amcewen amcewen commented Oct 15, 2014

Now that we're using it, a sign in each room to explain the heating system would be useful.

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@amcewen amcewen commented Oct 15, 2014

We also need two new copies of the Dinky WiFi sign - one to replace the current one (which bowed when I tried using PVA rather than spray-mount to glue it together) and one to go on a different wall so you can still see the details if you've your back to the current one.

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@amcewen amcewen commented Nov 3, 2014

Also WiFi signs for the workhop, and replacements for the "Don't Panic, phone numbers" signs.

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@amcewen amcewen commented Nov 13, 2014

As per issue #46 a "wait 2 minutes" before opening sign for Gerald would be handy (maybe time how long the smoke takes to dissipate and set the time accordingly?)

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@DefProc DefProc commented Nov 26, 2014

I've got a start on creating and organising signs in a new https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/signage repo

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@amcewen amcewen commented Dec 1, 2014

Having read http://typesetinthefuture.com/alien/ I now really want to redo all the signs to fit in with http://typesetinthefuture.com/postfiles/alien/semiotic_01_full.jpg :-) (And stick an airlock sign next to the lifts...)

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@DoESsean DoESsean commented Dec 2, 2014

Having just discussed this with Patrick, we could do with signage outlining our prices, particularly in the workshop. There are a few regulars at the moment who are probably spending as much, if not more, on daily visits as they would on a monthly membership, and it would be worth their while to take out a monthly recurring payment. For us, it would mean that that was then reliable income rather than ad hoc.

The main question, then, is whether they know about the benefits of a membership (including the out of hours access with the deposit), and a sign above the laser cutter might convince them it's a good idea. After all, if you're staring into space, you'll read anything, and if you read it enough, it starts to become true...

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@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell commented Feb 26, 2015

Just going to leave this as a comment for now, a poster advertising this issue list would be good.

I have an idea that would be wartime propaganda style. On the left it says "See an issue? Report it!" on the right "Got 5 minutes? Help us out!". Across the bottom would be the link to this github issues link.

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@amcewen amcewen commented Feb 26, 2015

Ooh, that's a nice idea. Would need the right sort of propaganda vibe, you're right. Maybe see when we get through the rest of the ones on this issue...

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@DoESsean DoESsean commented Feb 26, 2015

As long as it's not in the style of 'Keep Calm...' posters, sounds good to
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Just going to leave this as a comment for now, a poster advertising this
issue list would be good.

I have an idea that would be wartime propaganda style. On the left it says
"See an issue? Report it!" on the right "Got 5 minutes? Help us out!".
Across the bottom would be the link to this github issues link.


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@amcewen amcewen commented Mar 5, 2015

@DoESsean has bought some sheets of black A1 mountboard for signs. They're hidden away in the big white envelope behind the cupboard by my desk, for when anyone gets to making some signs. And when that runs out, the mountboard came from the art shop on Slater Street.

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@DefProc DefProc commented Jul 14, 2015

Ben did a load of signs that are now in dropbox (I think).

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@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell commented Nov 4, 2015

I've ordered some CCTV signs, went for a more subtle rectangular one rather than an obnoxious yellow diamond. It's actually one to be mounted in a window but maybe we can stick one to some clear acrylic by the lift too?

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@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell commented Dec 11, 2017

Sign recommending proper disposal of refuse, "please recycle all you can" "please dispose of refuse responsibly" "if a recycling bin is full, please empty and reset with a new bag"

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@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell commented Jul 10, 2018

We need a sign for what to do when the recycling bins are full (added above)

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@johnmckerrell johnmckerrell commented Aug 14, 2018

Occurred to me that we might get more hard-wearing signs by sublimating onto acrylic. I had originally thought you might still cut an acrylic border but maybe even that could be printed on. I wonder whether it would be easier to cut the shape (rounded corners) before or after printing, I'm guessing before. Obviously they're more expensive but if they last longer and don't start peeling away it could be worth it.

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@amcewen amcewen commented Nov 17, 2018

We should have a sign-making evening/day sometime to clear through this (as suggested by @goatchurchprime in #621). One Saturday in January maybe (things are getting busy in the run up to Christmas now)?

It'd be good to decide on the general design principles beforehand, if we want to switch from the mountboard approach (documented in https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/wiki/Signs now). @zarino maybe you and I (anyone else too?) could have a chat about that side sometime?

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@Sean-anotherone Sean-anotherone commented Jan 19, 2019

A "standard" Health and Safety at Work Act poster is a mandatory requirement for any workplace - I don't recall seeing one anywhere ?

I'll ask in the print unit at the office if they have any knocking about.

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@DoESsean DoESsean commented Feb 28, 2019

Right, the H&S at Work poster isn't mandatory - it can be foregone if each employee (ie me) is given a copy of it in leaflet form. It's now in my drawer. It won't hurt to have one anyway, but legally we're good.

We need to have signs up saying about CCTV.

This is a handy guide to the legalities, which we really should take on board and get compliant with.

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