[Noisebridge-discuss] New donations

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 03:20:07 UTC 2011

Goodwill takes all / any e-waste at any of their locations including the one
a block south of NB. I have taken several CRTs there.

I still use CRTs and although I know they take up more space and power (sort
of) they still have advantages in some ways. For instance changing
resolutions without affecting picture quality, and even possibly better to
start with even though smaller. Actually since many / most of the power
supplies are low (not high) efficiency, they don't save as much as people
think. For saving power getting or (re-)building some high efficiency bricks
can really help. Most bricks are 30% but can be found 70%; mostly a CRT uses
the same power w/ low efficient brick as the next higher size of LCD it

It seems like a couple of smaller loose / spare  LCDs around NB have walked
in the few weeks or so. This sucks if you want to bring in a computer of
your own home just to fix up just for the day and you have to carry also a
monitor up the stairs. CRT is much less likely to walk.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:

> Any pictures of the sweet ass RC car so I may ID it?  Anyone wanna compete
> in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition?  I have sweet ass RC cars,
> but if one arrived at the space, it would be a fun project.
> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9016
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Simon C. Ion <ion.simon.c at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Two kind folks (whose names I have forgotten, alas) stopped by today with
>> some donations for Noisebridge. They seemed pretty impressed with the
>> MakerBot, the electron microscope and the robotic wheelchair. (Does the SEM
>> work? If not, these kind folks know someone who might be able to help us fix
>> it.)
>> They donated:
>> A sweet-ass RC car
>> A CloneSafe Validator
>> A boat-load of motors
>> A Dremel
>> Various battery holders
>> A line-following robot
>> Two Powershot (S400 and S410) Canon cameras. (The cameras seem to work,
>> but the LCD screen on the S400 is broken.) Also, there is only one battery
>> pack between the two of them.
>> I've put the cameras in the darkroom. The remainder of the donations are
>> in two boxes in the taped-off donation square.
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