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Door code and RFID system changes

Everyone’s keypad door code will be changing this coming Tuesday, July 9, and all active members will receive an email with a new door code.

Door codes will be phased out entirely on October 1, 2019. At that point, you must use an RFID key fob to access PS1.

Please read on for details, as you may be affected by the upcoming change even if you already have a working key fob.

If you already have a fob

Please make sure that your RFID number is present in the “RFID Tag” field in your member account. Due to how the system works, only RFID numbers stored in member profiles will continue working after the door code is reset next week:

  1. To check or add your RFID number to you member account, first log into your account.
  2. Next, click on “View profile” and then “Edit profile”:
  3. In the “RFID Tag” field, enter the 10-digit code that appears on your fob and finally, click “Save”.

If you don’t yet have a key fob

Between now and October 1, we will be changing the door code on a monthly basis. Notifications will be posted seven days in advance of a code change and a new door code will be emailed to you once each change is completed.

On October 1, we will discontinue using the emailed keypad door code. Entry into PS1 will only be through an RFID token. We have free fobs available for all members.

 “How do I get a fob?” you ask? Simple! We have a lot of them and you can have one just for asking. The best time to get a fob is during a member meeting, but any person that can do an ID check, such as board members and area hosts, can help with this process.

If you don’t like the fobs we have, you are welcome to bring your own! Any 125kHz EM4100 compatible device should work. Bring it in and try it on the door: if it beeps the fob was read.

You can add your RFID number by logging into your member profile and editing the “RFID Tag” field as in the instructions above. We also have an RFID reader available so that your can determine an unmarked token’s number.

If you have any further questions or need help with any part of this process or you think you may have missed a door code email please email [email protected].

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Artemis 1 – Getting a Closer Look at Totality

Some fellow hackers and makers (and former PS:One members) shared an exciting project with us and we’d like to help them get the word out.

The Artemis 1 is on a mission to send a high altitude balloon into near-space on August, 21st, 2017 to film the total solar eclipse.  It’s a collaboration between the South Side Hacker Space and Chicago’s Remote Astronaut Crew.

 

 

The team is one of many participating in this NASA sponsored program, where launches all across the country will simultaneously capture video and still images of the eclipse from altitudes of 100,000 feet and more.  You can learn more about the program here:

http://eclipse.montana.edu

Artemis 1, like many before, is looking toward the sky for opportunities to teach, learn, and grow.  Leading by example through hands-on experimentation with measurable results is the best way to instill a passion for learning and a drive to reach higher.

 

Artemis 1 seeks your vital support on this campaign and the fundraising page can be found here:

https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/experience-the-2017-eclipse-with-us-artemis-i/x/16686555

 

More information can be found on the Artemis 1 website:

http://artemis.one

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