HOWTO Close up the space

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So, it's been a long day of hacking and you're the last one in the space. It's finally time to go home. But wait! Aren't you forgetting something?


  1. Put your project away. Don't leave it on a workbench. Label it so others know it's yours. Name AND contact info!
  2. Put tools back in the places from which you got them, or more correctly the place where they belong.
  3. Sweep sawdust, wires, etc. from the floor.
  4. Are the trash can bags full? Throw 'em in the dumpster. New bags are in the black "Cleaning Supplies" cabinet in the south west area of the shop.
  5. Is it Wednesday night? Prep the recycling bins and put them out by the pole.
  6. If you did something the group should know about, make a post to the Google group! Maybe even a blog entry!

West shop

  1. Mens Bathroom Light / Bathroom Fan (Turn off 2 pink switches)
  2. Laser zone Ceiling fan off (touch switch above men's room door)
  3. Make sure the deadbolt to B. Nektar is locked
  4. Turn off the West / rear shop lights in the orange switch panel (right side of B Nektar door)
  5. Genie (aerial work platform) should be parked and plugged in by the water heater
  6. Turn off laser cutters' exhaust fan switch. (Green box located on desk by the Bumble Bee)
  7. Make sure exhaust chillers are off. (Chillers on floor between Wolverine and Bumble Bee)
  8. Note: the light outside the men's room by B Nektar and the one over the North West member storage area stay on for security / safety reasons.

Rear shop

  1. Windows closed and locked
  2. Air compressor electrically off (SMALL red button on upper control panel, next to the green button)
  3. Machine-shop lights off (orange switch on wall opposite compressor)
  4. Machine-shop radio off
  5. Thermostats (on wall by tool crib) set back to Run
  6. Rooftop vent fans (orange switches near thermostat) off
  7. CNC light off (pink switch on wall above CNC zone computer)

Commons area

  1. Double-check tables are clear, retract cord-reels
  2. Move Abandoned junk to trash [garbage] or lost and found table [stuff others left behind])
  3. Turn off commons-area lights (3 switches behind Vending Machine next to electrical panel)


  1. Keurig powered off, cup removed so it doesn't mold.
  2. Stinky garbage out before it gets stinkier

Small rooms

  1. Light switch in hallway turned off
  2. Light switches in E-Lab, Media Lab, and Craft Room turned off
  3. Check all of the Soldering Irons in the E-Lab to make sure they are turned off.
  4. Thermostat in hallway set back to Run (wall by media lab)
  5. Bathroom vent fan is off (across from toilet) as well as light (by door)
  6. Front hallway (glass door in classroom) door closed and locked, just give it a yank
  7. Front hallway (path glass door in classroom) 100% CLEAR (fire exit). Items on floor instantly to graveyard.
  8. Turn off classroom lights (the west lights are on a switch on the west wall)

Garage Door area

  1. Welding zone lights off (Orange/white button on east wall between the windows)
  2. Garage door completely closed with latch fully engaged (look for green lights on security panel)
  3. Ceiling fans off (touch switch by front door)
  4. Goodnight!

THANK YOU TREMENDOUSLY for your thoroughness!