Seeking dead slugs as donation for National Engineers Week outreach
- NSLU2-General readers (cross-post with NSLU2-linux),
If by chance you have a dead NSLU2 that can't be returned for
warrantee replacement, we will gladly take your unit in exchange for
statement of donation to the Phillips Amateur Radio & Computing
station (http://rtpnet.org/parc). Each year we do outreach to area
schools, targeting Middle School Youth and the importance of technical
literacy in coordination with National Engineers Week. For the past
two years, Cybiko progammable PDAs were the hands-on programmable demo
along with small tape "robots" (automated tape libraries).
This year we are adding the slug as an example (as an iTunes server
and as an Amateur Radio store-and-forward special purpose node). You
can imagine the iTunes server is getting more interest from the middle
school crowd, eh?
We are looking for some dead slugs (NSLU2s) that we can open up to
pass around to the audience. Our experience with the Cybiko PDAs
showed us we needed to have non-functional units to pass around as
opposed to the functionl ones run under supervised demos. Seems at
least one walks away per day of demos ! And the stories we get from
kids begging to have one given to them !!
Anyway, if you are interested in making such a donation, contact me
Cheers de Mark @ 7tronics
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