[Major edits to turn this from a response to a frequently asked questions]
We will update this page as members reach out with questions.
Please email email@example.com with any questions!
Can I prep some materials in the wood shop before or between my jobs on the CNC while signed up only on the CNC calendar?
Yes, as long as you are not encroaching on the space of members who have the woodshop reserved. You must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from other members. Members must clean/sanitize any tools used immediately before/after use. This goes for all reservations such as the laser, metal shop, etc.
Note: The lasers and CNC require you to be vigilant at all times. Please do not run CNC while using other equipment that requires your full attention such as table saw, router table, planer/jointer, sanders, etc.
Can I put myself on a waitlist for a time slot in an already booked area?
Skedda does not have this as a built-in feature, but we would like to find a way to make this possible perhaps through some other automations. If you have ideas on this, join the Reopen Team or email the team your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I see someone has a bumpable reservation in Skedda that I need to take, how do I bump that member?
Member’s personal contact information is not shared in Skedda unless that member decides to share it in the title of their booking. If the member has provided a mode of contact and you are comfortable reaching out, you may do so directly. Otherwise, please reach out to email@example.com and we will help make the adjustment.
I have a glue up I’m only able to do at ATXHS. Can I do it and how should I book my time?
Is there any way to do the glue-up at home? If not: make a note in the description of your booking that you will be doing this and if possible, reserve as late a slot in the day to do your glue-up and an early slot the next day to retrieve the work. If this becomes an issue where space is not available due to glue-ups being left, we may have to reassess.
I want to reserve time on the 3D printers, but using Skedda seems a bit wonky for that given there may be a long period of time where the printer is working on the job and thus unavailable. How do we account for this and communicate when a printer is truly available?
Accounting for this in Skedda so far is difficult. Ideally, we would like to set up a dashboard like the one below that all members could access. This would show whether the printer is running as well as some other notable information about temperature.
The example above is in LogicMonitor, which Valerie has a personal portal we could use to develop this in. If you are interested in helping get this project set up, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas restrictions currently state that businesses allowed to reopen can allow 25% of occupancy. Why aren’t more people allowed into the space at a time?
In addition to a cap at no more than 25% occupancy, there are also requirements for maintaining appropriate distance which has been defined as 6 feet. While our official fire code capacity may put the 25% occupancy count much higher than what we are allowing, the required 6 ft distance coupled with the layout and movement in the workshop puts our actual allowed occupancy much lower. If you have ideas on this, join the Reopen Team or email the team your ideas at email@example.com.
My housemate and I are both members and would like to come to the space together. Is this allowed under one booking reservation?
If you and your fellow member housemate will both be using the same area, you may book under one reservation with both your names in the title of the reservation. If you plan to use different areas, a reservation should be made in each area. Distancing rules still apply with your interactions with other members whom you do not cohabitate with, however they do not apply to you and your housemate.
REMINDER: Guests are not permitted at this time. Your housemate must also be a member.