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Dale writes -

Following the Earth Day recycling push and just weeks before Maker Faire, James Burgett and his team of ACCRC (www.accrc.org) in Berkeley hosted a ReMake event at this unique electronics recycling center in Berkeley. Alex Handy, who lived up to his name, organized a nametag table where you popped keys off a keyboard and used a hot glue gun to attach the keys to circuit boards or other backing of choice. Joe Grand who now lives in SF dropped by to check out the old gaming devices. Salaam of the Vintage Electronics Festival (www.vintage.org) also came by to save some older stuff from prying hands. Michael Shiloh who is organizing Play Day at Maker Faire was there scavenging with great delight. Ralf Muhlen of SFLAN (and networking director for Maker Faire) looked through some police communications equipment with me, both of us hoping we might find something that worked. My great joy was applying a drill to the heart of a first-generation Blackberry. James, as usual, enjoyed telling everyone about this very unusual place, a home for displaced gadgetry and orphaned industrial devices. He also has plans to adapt an exercise machine into a catapult and enter it in the King of Fling contest at Maker Faire.

Thanks to DIGG for sponsoring beverages and pizza. ReMake will continue until noon (PDT) on Sunday.

ReMake photos – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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