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.
  5. Is it Wednesday night? Prep the recycling bin and put it 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. Make sure the deadbolt to B. Nektar is locked
  3. Turn off the ORANGE breakers for West / rear shop lights (right side of B Nektar)
  4. Genie (aerial work platform) should be plugged in
  5. Turn off laser cutters' exhaust fan switch. (Green box located on desk by the Bumble Bee)
  6. Make sure exhaust chillers are off. (Chillers on floor between Wolverine and Bumble Bee)
  7. Note: the light outside the men's room by B Nektar, the one between the Fab Lab and Compute Zone, 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. Air compressor valve closed (back side of compressor, blue handle on the pipe, perpendicular to the pipe)
  4. Machine-shop lights off (orange switch on wall opposite compressor)
  5. Machine-shop radio off
  6. Thermostats (on wall by tool crib) set back to Run
  7. Rooftop vent fans (orange switches near thermostat) off
  8. 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 switch in e-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 fab lab)
  5. Bathroom vent fan is off (there is an indicator light on the switch panel)
  6. Front hallway (glass door in classroom) hallway 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 switch plate on east wall between the windows)
  2. Garage door completely closed with latch fully engaged (look for green lights on security panel)
  3. Moneysucker NO SUCK (switch by "Push to Exit" button)
  4. Fans off (switch by "Push to Exit" button)
  5. Goodnight!

THANK YOU TREMENDOUSLY for your thoroughness!