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 ====== NFC-enabled Tool Lockers ====== ====== NFC-enabled Tool Lockers ======
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 +See also [[https://​roundup.ehlab.uk/​issues/​issue76]]
  
 We have portable tools that require training before use, or which are valuable and at risk of being borrowed or stolen. The proposed solution is to create individual lockable compartments operated by our existing NFC tokens. We have portable tools that require training before use, or which are valuable and at risk of being borrowed or stolen. The proposed solution is to create individual lockable compartments operated by our existing NFC tokens.
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 ===== Compartments ===== ===== Compartments =====
  
-We will use some of the existing wall shelving in the workshop. Vertical dividers will be added to create closed compartments. Compartment doors will be made from clear acrylic.+Option: ​We will use some of the existing wall shelving in the workshop. Vertical dividers will be added to create closed compartments. Compartment doors will be made from clear acrylic
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 +Option: We will purchase a KALLAX shelf from IKEA, and put wheels on it. The back will be closed with a sheet of wood. Compartment doors will be made from clear acrylic or KALLAX door inserts will be used. The unit will be placed in G1 as part of a re-organisation and removal of the test bench island. 
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 +Option: We will purchase a KALLAX shelf from IKEA. The back will be closed with a sheet of wood. Compartment doors will be made from clear acrylic or KALLAX door inserts will be used. The unit will be placed in G8 under the workbench below the bench grinder.
  
 ===== Mechanical ===== ===== Mechanical =====
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 Addressable RGB LED strip will be installed in each compartment to provide status feedback (tool checked in/out, compartments authorized after an NFC swipe). Addressable RGB LED strip will be installed in each compartment to provide status feedback (tool checked in/out, compartments authorized after an NFC swipe).
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 +===== Use Cases =====
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 +Some of the tools or equipment that might be stored securely (some of these are only likely to be purchased if secure storage is available):
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 +  * Makita cordless tools (to avoid borrowing or theft)
 +  * Angle grinders (to ensure that users are trained)
 +  * Good quality measurement tools (calipers, micrometers)
 +  * Hand tool kits with easily lost parts
  
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