[Noisebridge-discuss] Maker/tinkering Parts

Gideon Weisberg (gweisberg@riekes.org) gweisberg at Riekes.org
Mon Dec 9 22:14:47 UTC 2013

Hello, I was asked to post this message about a bunch of possible parts here by a member. Let me know if anyone finds this useful.

My name is Gideon Weisberg, and work I with the non-profit Riekes Center in Menlo Park (mentoring in sports, fitness, the arts, music, and nature awareness). Years ago (10?) we were given a Bod-Pod to allow the fitness department to offer a (then) state-of-the-art body assessment system to low-income students, as well as the other athletes who train at our center.

While at the time this version of the Bod-Pod system ran about $50,000, it is now obsolete. It likely has lots of useful parts for a tinkering lab. I am looking for ways to find a new home for the system, and am especially interested in helping any useful parts find their way into innovative reuse or educational programs (or at least becomes somebody's weird furniture/studio prop).

Any proceeds from selling this system will go directly into our programs (the first $750 I can raise will be buying new tires for our passenger van). The Bod Pod (with it's computer station, manual, and calibration/maintenance records) can be delivered within the Bay Area.

I am open to thoughts and suggestions regarding the ultimate fate of this devise. I don't want it to go in a land-fill. 

Thank you for your consideration,
Gideon Weisberg
gweisberg at riekes.org
Coordinating Naturalist
The Riekes Center 

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