Hackerspace Software

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Running a hackerspace is a lot of work, and a lot of spaces have rolled their own software to automate some of that work. Most of that code is not maintainable enough to be reused by other spaces.

To make things better, folks from the Metalab started their own hackerspace operating system and opensourced it. Other hackerspaces like Netzladen are already testing the software for their own use, and further development.

Wish-List[edit]

Other tools[edit]

Financial Software[edit]

These are the various financial software solutions that are being utilized by hackerspaces:

Accounting[edit]

Payment Processing[edit]

Occupancy notification solutions[edit]

  • OpenDuino - syn2cat uses an arduino-php-mediawiki combo to set, and communicate the space occupancy status, the state of the inside doors and remotely toggle the alarm system.
  • JigTwitch - Jigsaw_Renaissance an Adrduino + Ethernet shield packaged in a drywall junction box serving the status of the attached light switch to a Twitter account. Allowing non-keyed members of the space to see if it is open or closed.
  • brmdoor - brmlab uses electronic lock, rfid card leader and couple of physical switches and LEDs to allow users to unlock the space without keys and control the space status. The brmd POE-based daemon then exports the status to web, IRC, etc.
  • Cerberus-Prox - HackLab.TO uses a home-brewed solution which posts entry notifications to Twitter and IRC.
  • Space Api - A Json Api to display Open/Close status and various Space informatios.

Social tools[edit]

  • TweetyCat - syn2cat uses a (very rough) twitter client to tweet about new wiki pages, new planet posts and status changes to its occupancy status
  • GiantRobot - a tool to help with sending reminders about meetings, using plugins to communicate with upcoming.org, microblogging (twitter/identi.ca/statusnet), e-mail, IRC and Atom Blog posting.
  • COD - Conference Organizing Distribution - a Drupal distro for creating a conference website with features like event signup, session proposal, session voting/judging, session selection/scheduling, and social networking prior to events.
  • twiddoor 2.0 - Maschinenraum uses a LPT-Cable to tweet if the door to the hackspace is clozed or open. See @mr_door.
  • GozerBot - a _very_ communicative irc/jabber bot with fleet-capability, rss-stuff, infoitems, ...
  • Labelz - a system to label objects in hackerspaces using a labelprinter, with permission, ownership and other infos.

Infrastructure[edit]

Project Tools[edit]

Electronics Software[edit]

  • PartKeepr - Electronic Component Inventory Software
  • ecdb.net - Hosted web based electronics inventory (Hosted by one of the founders of Stockholm Makerspace)
  • Arena PartsList - Cloud app that pulls datasheets and component information for your entire BOM in one click.

Existing software Hacks[edit]

Personal tools