PiE Internal Reference Number
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PiE Internal Reference Number, abbreviated as PIRN, is a universal, 12 digit, alphanumeric scheme that helps to track everything in PiE. For moral reasons, when the number refers to a person's identity, it is a Personal Identification Number (PIN). For everything else, it is a Reference Number.
- To make the Reference Numbers and PINs readable, all alphabet characters are in caps.
- 1 Structure
- 2 PiE Staff Numbering Convention
- 3 Mentors Numbering Convention
- 4 Student and Teachers Numbering Convention
- 5 Volunteers Numbering Convention
- 6 Kit Parts Numbering Convention
- 7 Tools Numbering Convention
The following is the general structure for the Reference Number:
This is a 2 digit alphanumeric field that is for identifying what the Reference Number is for.
This is a 2 digit numeric field for the encoding of the year. This will often be the year that the Reference Number was issued.
This is a 4 digit alphanumeric field. It is for establishing groupings for the Reference Numbers. See specific examples like in PiE Staff Numbering Convention for examples.
This a 4 digit alphanumeric field. This is for distinguishing objects classified under the same grouping.
PiE Staff Numbering Convention
PiE Staff badges will have a barcode on the back. These will be used for authorizing certain transactions.
The Year field denotes the year that the individual was issued a new Personal Identification Number (PIN). For personnel that move between different parts of staff between years, they will be issued a new PIN.
The group field denotes what part of staff the individual more closely associates themselves with.
|Kit Development - Electrical||KITE|
|Kit Development - Mechanical||KITM|
|Kit Development - Software||KITS|
This is a 4 digit alphanumeric field. Some groups will inherently be able to have customized ID numbers. For instance, the CORDs group is relatively small, so they have the option to have a customized 4 digit ID. On the other hand, the other groups like Mentorship and External are likely to have more people and customized IDs may not be feasible or practical.
Mentors Numbering Convention
Student and Teachers Numbering Convention
Volunteers Numbering Convention
Kit Parts Numbering Convention
The 2 digit field is used to denote when the tool was added to the PiE's inventory.
Parts for the kit have been organized in the following format:
|Motors and Servos (basically, anything that spins with a torque)||MTRS|
|Power Transmission (anything that carries that torque somehwere else)||PWTM|
|Anything that is powered and contacts the ground||WHEL|
|Raw Stock Material||STOK|
For mechanical aspects of the kit, first character is either M or C. An “M” refers to “Machined (by PiE)" and “C” is for “COTS” (or Commercial, Off the Shelf).
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