April 18, 2007
New Life for Old Electronics on Earth Day, April 22
Sebastopol, CA: 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 electronics-including 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 year's Maker Faire; May
19-20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, showcasing how a little innovation
can make the old, new again.
ACCRC is located at 1501 East Shore Highway in Berkeley.
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 year's Maker
Alameda County Computer Resource Center:
Maker Faire Bay Area: May 19 & 20, 2007--San Mateo Fairgrounds:
About Maker Faire:
Established by the tech-loving creators of the gloriously irreverent
Make (www.makezine.com) and Craft (www.craftzine.com) magazines, Maker
Faire is a family-friendly, hands-on event where hundreds of backyard
inventors gather to share their fun projects, creative ideas and
eye-popping creations. This year's Maker Faire will take place, May
19-20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds.
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