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preparing for 2017 cycle

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#### A resource for Students, Local Instructors, New (and old) Labs and Gurus alike
*by Luciano Betoldi and Anna Kaziunas France*
*by Luciano Betoldi and Anna Kaziunas France*
*maintained by Wendy Neale, Francisco Sanchez and Bas Withagen*
*Rev.1.3 - GitBook Edition, September 2016*
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## What Are "Gurus"?
Fab Academy graduates who have shown mastery of the broad range of HTMAA and have earned the respect of their peers through their[ years of service](#bookmark=kix.eaycmcwtyl9o) to the Academy.
Fab Academy graduates who have shown mastery of the broad range of HTMAA and have earned the respect of their peers through their [years of service](#bookmark=kix.eaycmcwtyl9o) to the Academy.
The role of Fab Academy Guru is to initiate, mentor and technically train new Fab Academy students for participation and leadership in the global Fab Lab Network community.
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* Antimony
* Kokopelli
* .cad file format
* Assembly
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* [**Ted Hung**](mailto:ted@fablabtaipei.org)
* **Fiore**
* **Fiore Basile**
* Fab Modules
* Gitlab
* Italian Pizza and Pasta
* **Ohad**
* **Ohad Meyuhas**
* **Blair**
* **Blair Evans**
* [**Beno**](mailto:beno@fablablima.org)
* [**Beno Juarez**](mailto:beno@fablablima.org)
* Final Project suggestions
* [**Aldo Sollazzo**](http://noumena.io/)
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* Python
* **Gurus - you know who you are, add yourself here**
# Distinctions Between Gurus and Local Instructors
As the network grows we have found it necessary to further distinguish between those with experience teaching Fab Academy and those who are just starting out.
## What Denotes a Guru?
A Guru is a senior instructor. Gurus have 3 or more years of Academy teaching experience, making them qualified to take on students without direct supervision.
A Guru is a senior instructor. Gurus have **3 or more years of Academy teaching experience**, making them qualified to take on students without direct supervision.
## Who Can Be a Fab Academy Local Instructor?
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### Year 2+: Stand Alone Local Instructor
* Second and third year instructors are eligible to be local Local Instructors (with the recommendation of their supernode / remote Guru) without direct remote supervision.
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* Second and third year instructors are eligible to be local Local Instructors (with the recommendation of their supernode / remote Guru) without direct remote supervision.
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## Instructor Prep Meetings
In addition, we will meet as instructors each week, it is vital that you attend every prep meeting.
In addition, instructors meet each week half an hour before class ( Wednesday 8:30 EDT) at MCU #4. It is vital that instructors attend **every** prep meeting. Many important decisions are taken during these meetings. Supernodes will keep record of instructors attendance to prep meetings.
## Weekly Time Commitment: Local Instructors
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[The Fab Foundation](http://fabfoundation.org) buys these items in bulk and can provide small quantities and at cost value to all participating labs.
* **US, South America or Asia: **please contact Jean-Luc Pierite directly at:** ****[jeanluc.pierite at fabfoundation.or**g](mailto:jeanluc.pierite@fabfoundation.org)
* **US, South America or Asia:** please contact Jean-Luc Pierite directly at: [jeanluc.pierite at fabfoundation.org](mailto:jeanluc.pierite@fabfoundation.org)
* **Europe, the Middle East or Africa**: Fab Lab Barcelona also manages stock for the Fab Foundation. To order from them please email: **[orders at fablabbcn.or**g](mailto:orders@fablabbcn.org)
* **Europe, the Middle East or Africa**: Fab Lab Barcelona also manages stock for the Fab Foundation. To order from them please email: [orders at fablabbcn.org](mailto:orders@fablabbcn.org)
## GIT Repositories
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* bill of materials (BOM), preferably with part numbers
* electronics design files (Eagle/Image/.cad/kokopelli - whatever used)
* electronics design files (Eagle schematic and board/.cad - whatever used)
* code
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Must show clearly "decomposable" tasks for each student.
This means, each student must complete a complete system that demonstrates that they individually completed all of the final project minimum requirements listed above.
This means, each student must complete a complete system that demonstrates that they individually completed all of the final project minimum requirements listed above for a final project. It is not a division of work.
## Final Project Budget: Ideally $10+ , not $100+ (whatever Neil said in class)
## Final Project Budget: Ideally $10+ , not $100+
(make parts - where possible - instead of buying)
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General rule:
* Do not buy what you can recycle
* Make parts, where possible instead of buying. Even the precision and the quality of the manufactured part will not match the commercially available it is preferable that you design and fabricate your own parts.
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The CBA maintains a [detailed list of compatible video conferencing clients](http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/video/) and MCU technical connection details.
An up-to-date tutorial on connecting to the MCU using Linphone from an Ubuntu installation can be found [here](http://beachlab.org/fab2016/video.html).
Mac and Windows are encouraged to use Cisco Spark Web client.
Since the previous recommended application for Mac and Windows is no longer supported (Jabber Video) we have created a quick tutorial meant only as a stop-gap measure until a better long term solution is found. Please find it [here](http://fabulabu.github.io).
An up-to-date tutorial on connecting to the MCU using Linphone from an Ubuntu installation can be found [here](http://beachlab.org/fab2016/video.html).
**NOTE: You may want to connect to 1@18.85.8.48 to test your audio and video.** "1" is the general Fab Lab channel and there are usually several labs connected that can help you test your audio and video.
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