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Here there are both notes useful for keyholders and pages that are locked to Keyholders.

If you're not logged in / not a keyholder, you will get a 404 error for these links.

Keyholder-only Pages:

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Website Stuff

How to add sites to merged “Member Blog Posts” page:

If the link isn’t in our blogroll (the sidebar to the right) yet,

  1. http://miters.mit.edu/blog/wp-login.php?
  2. http://miters.mit.edu/blog/wp-admin/link-add.php
  3. Specifically, fill out: Advanced > RSS Address
  4. Go to http://miters.mit.edu/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=543&action=edit and click “Update” (forces page to refresh)
  5. done

If it is already in our blogroll

  1. Head over to http://miters.mit.edu/blog/wp-admin/link-manager.php
  2. Find your link and hit “Edit”
  3. Scroll down to “Advanced > RSS address” and put in the address of your blog feed

howtofacebookblogtroll

(if you are a MITERS keyholders)
You are now* a manger on this facebook page and can post to it.
If you post to that, your post (including images) gets replicated on the MITERS blog (but not immediately). Hurrah!
So, only post things you want on the MITERS blog on there.

I installed a wordpress plugin “feedwordpress” and fed it the RSS feed of that page. The plugin polls the RSS feed about every 60 minutes. If there’s a new post, it will copy it to the miters blog. Currently there’s no admin approval so it posts right away. Comments don’t show up in the RSS feed so they don’t show up on the site. All the posts show up as by “MITERS on facebook” or whatever i named it, i forget, and are stuck in the “facebook reblog” category.

Misc. Info

Becoming a keyholder means

  • You get to know the door combo
  • Your wordpress account gets “Keyholder” status and you can then keyhold
  • You are added to the keyholders mailing list

Organizational

T-shirts

Posters

Emily’s awesome poster: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9r0HZeoMbmgVVJRdHBmWGNfdTQ

Logos

MITERS

2012

Spring things to register for

  • Techfair: Early february
  • CPW: April
  • CPW: Lobby 10 booth
  • CPW: Activities Midway — fill
  • Cambridge Mini Maker Faire
  • Swapfest begins

ASA First Year Summer Mailing

  • Request information:
  • Display name:   Electronic Research Society
  • Website:        http://miters.mit.edu/
  • Join URL:       http://miters.mit.edu/[blog]/2011/05/07/miters-documentary-video/
  • Categories:     [<FYSMCategory: Technology>]
  • Tags: MITERS, shop, electricity, high voltage, vehicles, maker
  • Requested Location: Along the wall of lockers or back wall, corner preferred.
  • Electricity Detail: An outlet for projects would be great.
  • Tables Requested: 1
  • Table Request Description:
  • Electricity Requested: Yes
  • Full text:
    MITERS is MIT’s student-run shop and community of people who like to make things. Located behind the MIT Museum, MITERS features a mill, lathe, band saws, welders, and other hands-on tools, in addition to a host of oscilloscopes, high-end soldering irons, and other EE prototyping tools. It’s a member-run creative haven and build-anything-you-want space. Build parties start every Friday at 7 pm.

Fall things to register for

  •  Maker Faire NY
    • Register: Early August
    • http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/toolkit.csp
    • Two cars went up (Dane’s truck, Charles’s rental van ~$200)
    • People stayed at people’s houses
    • Non-overnight people took the greyhound / chinatown bus (~$3
    • IMPORTANT fill out the form for extra maker ticket allocations if it exists
    • Also! Print out the map and have the booth number / maker code
    • Requires a safety plan — submitted by Tyler ~Sept 4 2012

Historical

Our half-completed constitution from at the earliest 2001

MITERS CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 1: NAME
This organization shall be known as the MIT Electronics Research Society. Abbreviations MITERS, E.R.S., and ERS shall be recognized as referring to the Society.

ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE
Section 1: To encourage and assist any and all members of the MIT community to learn about and work with electronics and small computers. This assistance shall be limited to those activities not supported by other MIT organizations or departments.

Section 2: To maintain for the use of members special facilities appropriate to electronics activities, including but not limited to:
a) An electronics laboratory equipped with tools and adequate test equipment.
b) A computer facility for work on

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