[oak perl] Fwd: UG News--New Life for Old Electronics on April 22
george at metaart.org
Wed Apr 18 16:25:31 PDT 2007
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Subject: UG News--New Life for Old Electronics on April 22
Date: Wednesday 18 April 2007 15:17
From: "Marsee Henon" <marsee at oreilly.com>
Please pass along if your members have items to contribute for
this Earth Day event.
New Life for Old Electronics! This Earth Day, April 22, makers will find
new uses for abandoned electronics when Alameda County Computer Resource
Center (ACCRC) and Make magazine kick off a three-part Earth Day
extravaganza. On Earth Day, ACCRC and Make will be collecting any
household electronicsincluding old projects, failed inventions, and
half finished prototypes.
Once all of the electronics have been collected, a team of makers will
work for 24 hours, April 28-29, to create new, amusing and quirky items.
ACCRC will provide internet, sleeping quarters, food, and plenty of toys
to aid makers in the quest for creating the ultimate new gadget.
The reused items will then be displayed at this years Maker Faire; May
19-20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, showcasing how a little innovation
can make the old, new again.
ACCRC is a 13-year old award winning electronics recycler. Their primary
focus is computers and the charitable placement of F/OSS computers in
the hands of those who do not have access. A secondary focus is on
finding a re-use for everything else that comes in and they get a lot of
stuff. ACCRC will be creating Silicon Death Valley at this years Maker
Alameda County Computer Resource Center
1501 East Shore Highway in Berkeley
Maker Faire Bay Area: May 19 & 20, 2007--San Mateo Fairgrounds
1005 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
More information about the Oakland