New doorbell system!

The receiver on the left contains a raspberry pi with a wifi dongle and a laser detector pcb. The lasers on the right are being pulsed at 100Hz 10% duty cycle generated by a 555 timer.
The receiver on the left contains a raspberry pi with a wifi dongle and a laser detector pcb. The lasers on the right are being pulsed at 100Hz 10% duty cycle generated by a 555 timer.

The receiver on the left contains a raspberry pi with a wifi dongle and a laser detector pcb. The lasers on the right are being pulsed at 100Hz 10% duty cycle generated by a 555 timer. Don’t worry about the wires. We’ll pretty it up. :) 

SLO Op manages to pioneer the climbing gym industry again!  Our SLO Op Crew and Board member, Alex Klimaj, built us a new doorbell system for the gym.

Currently, because we have two doors, there is a members’ only door that lets people in using a barcode scan, and there is a visitors’ door, open during our visitor hours. We have a doorbell that rings in the gym so that crew members can climb and not be tied to the desk the whole time they work – but people leaving through the visitor door would send crew members running into an empty room for no reason.

So Alex designed a better way. Not only does it determine which direction the person is going in and make an alert sound (now through our public address system rather than the old doorbell method), but it can accurately measure how many people are in the gym at any time. You can now check SLO Op Bot’s Twitter feed at any time to see updated info every ten minutes or go to our homesite where updates will be posted on the right column area.

Huge gratitude to Alex’s idea, ability to pull it off, and just being an all around awesome contribution to the gym’s functionality.

New floors and a new wall!

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SLO Op’s improvikeep-calm-and-build-a-wall-2ng day by day! We did a survey of membership and you voted 4:1 to remove the slackline and install a vertical wall for more wall variety. And so we are. We also are finally able to move on replacing the gym floors with new, industry standard ones.

The new floor will take the old carpeted foam on the top and put it on the bottom. We’ll use the squishy foam below it as a base to lay new foam down and it will all be covered by a custom vinyl covering that’s seamless and should stand the test of time. The fabric is getting shipped off to get seam welded (to make it super burly) and should be back by next weekend.

The new wall will be installed the weekend of May 3 & 4, you may come in to climb around our construction.

The new floors will be installed that Mon-Wed.  We need to close the gym to climbing Mon-Wed to move all the foam around. The workout room and yoga will continue to be 24-7 access, but we’ll not be doing open hours for non-members for obvious reasons. 

Yishai could use volunteers to help with the projects. You can email him at Yishai@slo-opclimbing.org and you’ll be part of the long legacy of people who have blood, sweat, and tears in the making of the gym. 

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