For instance picking up a glue up and taking it home, or picking up a 3d print.
I’ve been scheduling short 30 min blocks for those instances but I don’t want anyone else to think that time slot is occupied when it’s really just a quick in and out.
Excellent question! I think it’s still a good idea to go ahead and schedule it. Never know when it might turn into something longer when you arrive to something unexpected.
You should be able to end your visit early. I am not sure how granular it gets so it might block the whole 30 mins anyways.
Yes, it does only go down to 30 min sections at minimum
@valerie I see @ZachLikesBobaTea 's got a good point though- you can end it early, but what resource are you booking out, and why? If you’re there to pick up a 3D print and someone’s got the area booked, I don’t see a concrete reason you would need an exclusive reservation for equipment you’re not even using. Someone with a reservation using that area isn’t likely a problem for picking something up. And if you can create a reservation, it does block others from scheduling the area ahead of time, even if you just show up, grab something, and use the “end reservation early” after 5 minutes.
AFAIK we have helpful volunteers who are fairly often coming by to do maintenance, stewarding around the shop for a bit, or general space-work (like the laser room) and I don’t see where we put that on Skedda. Seems like coming by to pick up something but not actually needing an official work station on Skedda is a similar thing.
Are we using skedda for contract tracing or is its sole purpose for reserving machines and areas?
If the need to contact-trace arose, we would use Skedda to do it. Fortunately it hasn’t come up yet. I don’t know if that was an intention originally.