[hackerspaces] Thinkgeek wants to get rid of some junk…..

Chris Hardee shazzner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 18:22:13 CEST 2011

Awesome, added 10bitworks to the potential candidates.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Buddy Smith <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:

> https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGs0V3dKTjdKT1JJa0wyZWNQbkRIU3c6MQ#gid=0
> Or, http://thinkgeek.com/blog/2011/03/take-these-broken-things.html?cpg=fb
> Quote:
> We have a problem. And it's growing at a rate proportional to our return
> pile.
> We can't, in good conscience, resell damaged electronics. And we can't
> donate them to charity--the saddest kid in the world is one with a
> handheld video game that won't turn on. Garbage, then? Not good for
> the environment.
> Luckily for us, there's an entire class of scavengers out there ready
> to pick the bones of our helicopters, keyboards, and interactive
> t-shirts: hackers, makers, and crafty techy types.
> Whether it's in a school's technology lab, or a FIRST Robotics team,
> or your neighborhood hackerspace, we're betting somebody out there
> would enjoy getting a box of broken stuff from us every couple of
> months--and then use the parts and pieces for good, not evil.
> While we can't promise anything right now, we're very seriously
> considering setting up such a subscription and we're ready to gather
> contact information from those who are interested. Sign up below and
> we'll see where this goes!
> A few notes and caveats:
> By filling out the form, you vow to make something awesome and you
> won't be a jerk and sell our borked things on eBay. (We'll be
> watching.)
> We hope you'll send us photos and updates on projects--we want to see
> our liddle things all growed up!
> Our warehouse is in Columbus, Ohio, and groups in that area that can
> pick up boxes are ideal, but we'll work out some shipping options for
> others. (It would help enormously if you can pick up the tab.)
> International hackers, we'll see, but it could be very expensive to
> ship to you.
> --buddy
> PS: I am not affiliated with thinkgeek. I signed up on behalf of
> Freeside ATL, though. (Freesiders take note, we've been signed up)
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