At Maker Faire, the Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) disgorged a large amount of old electronic equipment onto the floors of many an exhibit hall at the San Mateo fairgrounds. We donated junk for the people in the play room, and our booth, Silicon Death Valley, was basically a two large piles of electro junk, flanked by a propane-burning hearse and our fearless leader getting tattooed.
I've written up a photo-blog posting with lots of little stories about what people did with the things they pulled out of our piles. One woman took home an electron microscope we'd brought. Her reason for taking it? She's building a chip fab in her garage!
( posted from Guatemala / Xeni )