What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

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efk
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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby efk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:14 am

Things I have to donate:
- HP procurve 4000m (80x 10/100) managed switch - http://www.mcbia.com/auction/randy/HP-P ... -4000M.jpg
- Dell PowerEdge 300SC (not great but it has a DDS tape drive in it) if anyone is interested
- I have another random dell box that would be a solid packet filter box

I do just about anything computer related..

Is there a list of things you need, somewhere?

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby Eliot » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:04 pm

Eliot here!

Tools:
Nothing really. I can bring in a tap&die set I have laying around, and I can bring in a rotary tool to keep at the shop.
I've got some random old-don't-even-know-if-it-works electronics bits I can donate to the scrap heap.

Skills:
Bodgering (that's creating prop things out of found junk in Seattle-lingo)
Broad knowledge of all things Steampunk!
Problem solving
Drinking
Beginning sewing
Amateur sculpture (polymer clay, small scale)
Writing.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby wammie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:43 am

Eliot wrote:Eliot here!... Broad knowledge of all things...
Cool! So we have another fan of steampunk! I'm thinkin' a steampunkin' class or gathering.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby Eliot » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:54 pm

wammie wrote:
Eliot wrote:Eliot here!... Broad knowledge of all things...
Cool! So we have another fan of steampunk! I'm thinkin' a steampunkin' class or gathering.



I would be happy to do a class or somesuch.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby wammie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:28 am

How about a 36" high def TV? A coworker of mine has a TV that he says is broke and wants to give away. I'm going to see if I can get some information on how it is "broke." Should I try to get this from him, even if it seems a physical/electronic fault?

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby paulsobczak » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:59 pm

if it's fixable yes, if not the modern televisions are quite a waste of time to try and debug. Lets hear what they say about the "broke"ness of it.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby wammie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:46 pm

paulsobczak wrote:if it's fixable yes, if not the modern televisions are quite a waste of time to try and debug. Lets hear what they say about the "broke"ness of it.
OK, turns out the TV is a 48" rear projection Mitsubishi from about 2003, not a flat panel. The problem stated was that it doesn't turn on.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby uptownmaker » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:21 pm

I'd be game to try fixing it, IF there was little risk involved (i.e., we wouldn't be saddled with 200 pounds of worthless electronics at the end.

I THINK a rear projection TV may have some really fun stuff to steal- starting with a 48" fresnel lens. If we couldn't fix it, it may be worth a tear down- the actual electronics that need to be properly disposed of are likely quite small.

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby wammie » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:36 pm

Mike, thanks for the response. I agree there would probably be some useful parts for us. A rear screen TV like this would be pretty huge though, of course. I can see if my coworker is able to bring it over to the H.F. I think he lives in Woodbury.

[Edit: If anyone has a contrary opinion - that we shouldn't bring this monster to the H.F. - please post. I don't know how soon my coworker needs to get rid of the TV; he'd probably be OK with waiting a few days for our decision.]

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Re: What do we have? An equipment and skills inventory

Postby orion » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:04 am

my question is can we get the moster down the stairs and into the lounge.


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