Visible in the side is a special LED dongle which indicates Nova Labs status: red is closed, green is open.
Need to get stuff done at Nova Labs but don’t yet have a key? There are some predictable hours when the space can be found open. The rest of the time there’s a chance a member is there but you had to monitor the website status indicator to see it toggle to “Open”. Well, as part of Ted’s Nova Labs Environment initiative he’s developed a new way to keep tabs on the Open/Closed status, an LED indicator on your computer.
At Nova Labs the light switch inside the front door currently toggles the website status indicator. Now Ted has also tied the switch to a USB dongle called Blink(1). If you own one and it’s properly set up then when the space changes status your LED will grow for two minutes: red for closed and green for open. It’s a wonderful tool if you happen to own a Blink(1) but a very cool idea regardless.
It’s these kind of hardware innovations that keep Nova Labs a fascinating place.