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''Currently this page is being used to organize the build out and creation of the dark room. Eventually it'll be used to talk about happenings in the dark room.''
 
 
 
==About==
 
==About==
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The darkroom is located on the east side in between the emergency exit and the bathrooms. This room may also be used for silk screening, general chemistry that requires a sink and moderate ventilation (but not a hood) and any light-sensitive work.
  
The darkroom is under construction at 2169. It is located on the east side in between the emergency exit and the bathrooms. This room may also be used for silk screening.
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* '''[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ Mailing List]''' - Participate in discussion, please join and tell us about your cool photog projects.
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* '''[https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=starset.net_tkhoabssh632d7rdvm3t2p25bg@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&gsessionid=OK Google Calendar]''' - [http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/starset.net_tkhoabssh632d7rdvm3t2p25bg%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic XML] - [http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/starset.net_tkhoabssh632d7rdvm3t2p25bg%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics iCal] - [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ Email our discussion list] to be added to the calendar.
  
If you want to participate in discussion, please hit up our [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ mailing list].
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{{buglink|25}} is about improving the darkroom.
  
==Plan==
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==How Do I Use The Darkroom==
''Sort of in order of what needs to be done.''
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Anyone is welcome to use the darkroom just as long as our general rule of being excellent to each other is followed! Here are some other guidelines you might find useful.
  
* <s>Build walls</s>
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===General Usage Guidelines===
* <s>Paint exterior</s>
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# '''Introductions and project discussion''' - Have you met anyone else using the darkroom? If not we'd love to meet you and see what awesome things you're wanting to work on. Please make a [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ post to our discussion list] and introduce yourself to the group. By doing this you basically get free help from a fairly well size community to folks on how to be utilized the space and equipment, and also by communicating purpose and resource needs we all can get a better idea of how to have our projects coexist in the space.
* <s>Ceiling</s>
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# '''Check the darkroom calendar and schedule time''' - [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=starset.net_tkhoabssh632d7rdvm3t2p25bg@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&gsessionid=OK We have a calendar], it contains dates of times when people are going to use the darkroom. This is great as it allows for collaboration and also helps with scheduling conflicts (it's a small space :P). Email our discussion list to be added to the calendar.
* <s>Electrical</s>
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# '''Keep the space just as neat and clean as before you found it''' - Many of us use the space, and only have limited time to do so. When the space is dirty, or resources aren't where we expect them, life sucks. Please be kind of help to make sure the darkroom is just as neat and organized as you found it (or even better, cleaner then it was before!).
** <s>Run conduit and boxes</s>
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# '''Bring up discussion about changes to the darkroom''' - Want to change something in the darkroom for the better? Already changed something? Great! Bring it up on the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ mailing list] so we all can bask in the new founded value of your alterations!
** Lighting
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# '''Communicate to the group when equipment breaks or supplies run dry''' - Many of the equipment we have is old and hand me downs, just in the brink of utter self destruction. Things are bound to break and run out, if this happens, fret not, most likely not your fault. Even if it was, please [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ email our discussion list] and notify the rest of the community. We don't care who did what, but are more concerned with replacing whatever needs replacing. :)
** Wire
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# '''Personal projects and the Darkroom''' - Noisebridge doesn't not provide any guaranty on personal projects kept in the space, this also includes tools and consumables. Personal projects generally belong on the user/members shelves on the other side of the space which is out of the way of others doing projects. People from time to time do keep personal photo projects that make logical sense to be kept in the darkroom, there. Note that it's not the proper place but if you do use the darkroom please keep your items out of the way, and well labeled with your email address and a date. If your items in the space are a problem to someone, they'll do something about it. Consumables will most likely get mistaken for general donated items and be used. Keep things in the darkroom and Noisebridge in general at your own risk, you've been warned.
** Vent switch
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# '''Have fun!''' - Make cool things, have fun doing it!
* Plumbing
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** Run pipes along walls & put in drain (Scott - tentative completion next week)
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** Acquire and hook up sink
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* Ventilation (Ben and Kelly)
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** Acquire and install >150cfm fan
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*** light seal strategy?
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*** form factor considerations (fits between joists or mounts on roof)
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** Intake vent (no fan)
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** Vent out to bathroom or skylight
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*** wait for bathroom ceiling
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*** use 4x12 or 4x10 square duct (or whatever's cheapest)
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* Door - Kelly
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** Acquire or build doorjamb
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** Acquire hinges
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** Light sealing
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*** <s>Light tight curtain or maze</s>
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*** Molding
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*** bottom skirt
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*** weather sealing?
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* Paint interior (Peter)
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* Shelving and tables
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** Bins for storage
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** Some sort of filing cabinet for paper
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** A small fridge
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==Donations==
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===Film Development Guidelines===
===Funds===
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*[[Darkroom/BW_Film_Development| Basic BW Film Development Guidelines]]
''These are currently pledged funds.''
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*[[Darkroom/C-41RA Film Development|Rapid C41 Film Development]]
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*[[Darkroom/Rapid E-6 Film Development|Rapid E6 Film Development]]
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*[[Darkroom/E6 development]] - We are getting together supplies to do E6 development. If you have slide film you'd like to develop, add yourself to [[Darkroom/E6 development#Development_queue | the queue]]!
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*We hope to be able to do automated C41 processing. We have an [[Agfa FP200 Color Film Developer]] which has yet to be polished up and tested.
  
* $50 - Andy
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==Classes and Learning==
* $50 - Rubin
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Anyone is welcome to teach a workshop or class using the darkroom. Just email the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/darkroom/ mailing list] and add the time to our [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=starset.net_tkhoabssh632d7rdvm3t2p25bg@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&gsessionid=OK Google Calendar].
* $100 - dpc
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* $177 - Joachim *paid* ceiling/fan materials
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* $50 - Dan Garcia
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* $50 - Mitch
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* $75 - Kelly
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* $50 - Shålaco
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===Equipment===
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* General 35mm film processing class, TBA --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Lightroom, TBA --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Scanning yo film, sucka, TBA --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* [[Darkroom/Lightning Talks | Lightning Talks]] - [[User:Hurtstotouchfire | hurtstotouchfire]] is attempting to get together a night of lightning talks. Small doses of awesome for your ADD enjoyment!
  
*Developing Stuff
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==[[Darkroom/Resources|Resources]]==
** Light tight drums, plastic
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*Check out the [[Darkroom/Resources|Resources]] page for a list of all of our gear.
** Reels, plastic
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*[[Darkroom/Chemical Purchasing | Chemical Wishlist]] - We are looking into getting a purchasing account with a chemical supply company, please list items you want to buy on this page so we can accumulate an initial shopping list.
** Chemicals (not yet inventoried)
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** Film washer
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** 2 clotheslines
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** 2 development clock timers
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** lots of graduated cylinders and measuring cups
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**several thermometers
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**Many, many funnels
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*Negative processing
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** Negative dryer
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** 2 lightboxes
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** paper cutter
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** SCSI film scanner
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** USB film scanner (- cartridge)
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**Archival sleeves
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**dust blower & wipes
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*Printing stuff
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** Omega BW enlarger
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** Beseler BW enlarger
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** Beseler Color enlarger
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** Digital Enlarger Timer
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** Dial Enlarger Timer
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**shit-tons of paper. Not inventoried.
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** 2 metal 8x10 easels
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** 1 wood 8x10 easel
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** 3 11x14 easels
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** 2 Grain focusers
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**squeegees
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**several tongs
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**lots of 8x10 trays
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**3 11x14 trays
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*Film
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** bulk loader, loaded w/ BW? (we'll know soon)
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** bulk loader, empty
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** bulk loader, loaded w/ Joachim's Fomapan 100, at Kelly's house (we'll bring that back soon I swear!)
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*Cameras
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** Digital film camera (missing!)
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** Canon scanner camera
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** Samurai 1/2 frame digital 35mm SLR
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** Hacked visblock D70
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** Polaroid 250 Rangefinder
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** Polaroid 180 filter kit
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** Speed Graphic 620 Polaroid camera + extra lens and filters
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** Cardboard pinhole camera
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*Misc Chem / Optics
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**digital scale
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**2 heat lamps
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*Furniture/infrastructure
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** Sink w/ 2 wells
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** Water Temp controller
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** 2 water filters (unclear on purpose)
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**hugemongous fan
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**several options for intake vents
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**2 enlarger tables
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**base cabinet for sink
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**2 wood shelves
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**2 safelights
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====We Need====
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==Images==
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There is a [http://www.flickr.com/groups/nb-optics/ flickr pool] that showcases members' photohacking endeavors, including some that have been done at Noisebridge and in the darkroom. Maybe one day we will get around to [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:RSS_Reader aggregating those images here on the wiki].
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==To Do: Construction and Organization==
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* Address light leaks over the door, under the wall, fan area, possibly put up a curtain
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* Fixer waste judge --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Negative scanners - Get rid of them
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* Color processor
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* Chemical audit
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** Write note about leaving tick marks on jug after useage
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* General house keeping
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* Moving the the film dryer into the Darkroom, away from metal things --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Make a smarter darkroom in use light --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Fix the water heater --[[User:Rubin110|rubin110]] 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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* Integrate the awesomeness that is [[Nburl]] into the darkroom, tag everything
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===Things that could be bought===
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* White masking tape
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* More jugs
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* Dish strainer
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* Wire shelves for drying this in the black shelves
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==Seeking Donations==
 
*Cartridge for Minolta film scanner
 
*Cartridge for Minolta film scanner
 
*film frames for enlarger (make?)
 
*film frames for enlarger (make?)
 
*print washer
 
*print washer
 
*Print squeegeeing surface
 
*Print squeegeeing surface
*Color print developer (also, a hasselblads, kthx)
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*Color print developer (also, a hasselblads, kthx) oh and a SCSI card! fr rls!
*contact print frames?
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*contact print frames
 
*UV lights
 
*UV lights
 
*conductive glass / ITO/FTO
 
*conductive glass / ITO/FTO
 
*Sump box and pump for drain & chems
 
*Sump box and pump for drain & chems
 
*Chemwaste jug for fixer
 
*Chemwaste jug for fixer
*primer
 
*flat black paint
 
  
== Learning ==
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==Meetings==
Once the space is set up, I will teach classes on film development, printing, and general darkroom use. I will also be available to help out on a one-on-one basis with anyone who would like to learn.  
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We had a meeting! There have been others, but we didn't take notes. Maybe we'll take notes again someday.
  
'''Expressions of Interest'''
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Agenda and meeting notes...
  
please add your name here if you're interested in attending a workshop.
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* [[Darkroom/Meetings/20091020|October 20th, 2009]]
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* [[Darkroom/Meetings/20120516|May 16th, 2012]]
  
== Meetings ==
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==Web cam==
We have meetings!
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Agenda and meeting notes...
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A web cam has been installed in the dark room to provide a live feed:
  
* [[Darkroom/Meetings/20091020|October 20th, 2009]]
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[[File:Darkroomwebcam.gif]]
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Revision as of 19:37, 2 December 2012

Contents

About

The darkroom is located on the east side in between the emergency exit and the bathrooms. This room may also be used for silk screening, general chemistry that requires a sink and moderate ventilation (but not a hood) and any light-sensitive work.

Noisebridge bug #25 is about improving the darkroom.

How Do I Use The Darkroom

Anyone is welcome to use the darkroom just as long as our general rule of being excellent to each other is followed! Here are some other guidelines you might find useful.

General Usage Guidelines

  1. Introductions and project discussion - Have you met anyone else using the darkroom? If not we'd love to meet you and see what awesome things you're wanting to work on. Please make a post to our discussion list and introduce yourself to the group. By doing this you basically get free help from a fairly well size community to folks on how to be utilized the space and equipment, and also by communicating purpose and resource needs we all can get a better idea of how to have our projects coexist in the space.
  2. Check the darkroom calendar and schedule time - We have a calendar, it contains dates of times when people are going to use the darkroom. This is great as it allows for collaboration and also helps with scheduling conflicts (it's a small space :P). Email our discussion list to be added to the calendar.
  3. Keep the space just as neat and clean as before you found it - Many of us use the space, and only have limited time to do so. When the space is dirty, or resources aren't where we expect them, life sucks. Please be kind of help to make sure the darkroom is just as neat and organized as you found it (or even better, cleaner then it was before!).
  4. Bring up discussion about changes to the darkroom - Want to change something in the darkroom for the better? Already changed something? Great! Bring it up on the mailing list so we all can bask in the new founded value of your alterations!
  5. Communicate to the group when equipment breaks or supplies run dry - Many of the equipment we have is old and hand me downs, just in the brink of utter self destruction. Things are bound to break and run out, if this happens, fret not, most likely not your fault. Even if it was, please email our discussion list and notify the rest of the community. We don't care who did what, but are more concerned with replacing whatever needs replacing. :)
  6. Personal projects and the Darkroom - Noisebridge doesn't not provide any guaranty on personal projects kept in the space, this also includes tools and consumables. Personal projects generally belong on the user/members shelves on the other side of the space which is out of the way of others doing projects. People from time to time do keep personal photo projects that make logical sense to be kept in the darkroom, there. Note that it's not the proper place but if you do use the darkroom please keep your items out of the way, and well labeled with your email address and a date. If your items in the space are a problem to someone, they'll do something about it. Consumables will most likely get mistaken for general donated items and be used. Keep things in the darkroom and Noisebridge in general at your own risk, you've been warned.
  7. Have fun! - Make cool things, have fun doing it!

Film Development Guidelines

Classes and Learning

Anyone is welcome to teach a workshop or class using the darkroom. Just email the mailing list and add the time to our Google Calendar.

  • General 35mm film processing class, TBA --rubin110 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Lightroom, TBA --rubin110 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Scanning yo film, sucka, TBA --rubin110 19:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Lightning Talks - hurtstotouchfire is attempting to get together a night of lightning talks. Small doses of awesome for your ADD enjoyment!

Resources

  • Check out the Resources page for a list of all of our gear.
  • Chemical Wishlist - We are looking into getting a purchasing account with a chemical supply company, please list items you want to buy on this page so we can accumulate an initial shopping list.

Images

There is a flickr pool that showcases members' photohacking endeavors, including some that have been done at Noisebridge and in the darkroom. Maybe one day we will get around to aggregating those images here on the wiki.

To Do: Construction and Organization

  • Address light leaks over the door, under the wall, fan area, possibly put up a curtain
  • Fixer waste judge --rubin110 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Negative scanners - Get rid of them
  • Color processor
  • Chemical audit
    • Write note about leaving tick marks on jug after useage
  • General house keeping
  • Moving the the film dryer into the Darkroom, away from metal things --rubin110 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Make a smarter darkroom in use light --rubin110 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Fix the water heater --rubin110 18:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Integrate the awesomeness that is Nburl into the darkroom, tag everything

Things that could be bought

  • White masking tape
  • More jugs
  • Dish strainer
  • Wire shelves for drying this in the black shelves

Seeking Donations

  • Cartridge for Minolta film scanner
  • film frames for enlarger (make?)
  • print washer
  • Print squeegeeing surface
  • Color print developer (also, a hasselblads, kthx) oh and a SCSI card! fr rls!
  • contact print frames
  • UV lights
  • conductive glass / ITO/FTO
  • Sump box and pump for drain & chems
  • Chemwaste jug for fixer

Meetings

We had a meeting! There have been others, but we didn't take notes. Maybe we'll take notes again someday.

Agenda and meeting notes...

Web cam

A web cam has been installed in the dark room to provide a live feed:

Darkroomwebcam.gif

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