Please read the definition of a contribution first.
See video tutorial.
You need to have a poof for the contribution (a bill).
If you have a paper bill, put your name on it, scan it and name the file bill - your_ name+small description, and place this file the SENSORICA/BILLS folder.
If the bill is virtual, make sure you have it in pdf, name the pdf file bill - your_ name+small description, and place this file the SENSORICA/BILLS folder.
Large contributions to a project or to the network
NOTE: Take a picture, name it materials - your _name+short description and place it in SENSORICA/BILLS/Pictures for material contributions folder. Link to this picture in the form.
The digital environment is an assembly of tools or virtual spaces that we use to collaborate.
All network affiliates are responsible for the content, as well as for the form of the share digital environment.
Transparency: Anyone can access almost all content in almost all digital spaces (don't need to be a network affiliate). Non-transparent spaces are only created by consensus, in very rare cases.
Openness: All network affiliates are given access to all digital spaces upon request. Some roles in some spaces are granted based on reputation and past contributions.
If you have ideas about how to improve our digital environment you propose changes and join others working on similar things. Go to the Digital Environment page.
Community adminFacilitate, coordinate, organize, process, ...
New Affiliate Handbook (email this list to the new affiliate after subscription)
Answers to requests
Sometimes we get different requests from non-affiliated individuals. There is a document containing templates of polished answers for these requests.
Requests to become a affiliate (add answer template)
Answering to public/general inquiry coming from our Contact us page
IMPORTANT: Make sure you leave a note in the Action Taken column (used for coordination) if you take any action. Not doing so is bad, you might lose your reputation if you take unilateral action on requests to the network.
Copy Sensorica on your message in order to make your communication transparent.
Be open to constructive criticism from others for your communication style. This is how we get better at it and/or find our proper place within this community.
You can also constructively criticize this very approach (use the main mailing list) and propose other communications approaches.
A partner would be someone who is interested in collaboration but not to become an affiliate of the OVN.
IMPORTANT: Respect the degree of affiliation! In you want to contact a partner is is always good to go through the affiliate who has a direct/personal relationship with this partner. All this info must be already contained in the form/spreadsheet. Not doing so is bad, you might lose your reputation if you jump over those who maintain sensitive relations.
Organize an event
Meetings, workparties, hackathons, presentations, etc.
You are strongly encouraged to use the Sensorica calendar to schedule and share your events and activities to give network-wide visibility and attract resources to your initiatives
Resource use and management
Use of the Sensorica lab
Samples to process
How to process samples from customers and/or partners. Open document.
Shipping and receiving packages
Manufacturing process design: Open document (please help improve it!)
Share/borrow tools and instruments within SENSORICA
If you have a tool or an instrument you want to share with the community please include it into our spreadsheets. Ex. List of electronic tools. Please feel in all the information for every instrument and tool you want to share.
If you need some tool you can always see if there is something available before you buy it. Look for it in our lists, see who's the affiliate, where the tool is at this moment, if and when it will be available, and other conditions. Don't forget to update the "Current location of the instrument" and the "Next date available" fields associated with the tool in case you borrow it. You can see the rules related to the use and sharing of materials here.