HOWTO Reserve Time on Equipment

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Members of i3Detroit can reserve time on certain resources and equipment in order guarantee a block of time and (to an extent) let others know when the equipment will be occupied. We use Google Calendar and each resource has it's own calendar (similar to conference rooms in many workplaces). Below is a list of reservable resources and instructions on how to reserve time. Additional reservation rules may be specified here or on the resource's own wiki page.

List of Reservable Equipment

NameStatusReservation Address
Laser Cutter - WolverineRunningi3detroit.org_2d3934373830323133323530@resource.calendar.google.com

Instructions

Initial Setup

For each resource you would like to create reservations for, you need to first add them to your address book. All you need to do is create a new contact entry and set it's name and email address. For example, create a new contact named Wolverine with the email address show in the table below.

How To Make A Reservation

See the image below for reference.

  • In your calendar app of choice (such as [calendar.google.com Google Calendar]), begin creating an event on your own calendar.
  • Include your name in the event title (1) so it's clear who is making the reservation.
  • Set the date and time of your reservation (2). Make sure to account for time spent cleaning up when you're done.
  • Most important: Invite the resource to your event (3). It will then show up on the guest list (4). The resource will automatically accept your invitation, and some resources have bots which automatically announce reservations in the relevant Slack channel.
  • That's it. Just make sure to remember to show up on time!

How To View Reservation Calendars

See the list below.


Important settings when making a reservation