Not a member - still considering it. However I do have a large amount of stuff to donate. I’d like to do so this Tuesday during the open night, but I’d like to make sure there is someone there to hand it off to (I did try using the donate form several days ago on the web page, but have received no response).
Much of this is from my workplace (formerly we did some hardware, but now just software). A few other odds and ends too - no junk (I have plenty of that too - but won’t trouble you with that ). List includes:
- Large number of UNUSED (mostly sorted into separate bags if not actually organised) components, including:
- Resisters of various values (both through hole and SMT).
- Capacitors of various values (both through hole and SMT).
- Logic chips (4000, 74LS families and others, both through hole and SMT).
- Microcontrollers of various sorts (including Atmel ATMega128s, PIC 16F86s and no doubt more, both through hole and SMT).
- Various development kits (primarily Atmel, but also a Rabbit micro controller kit too).
- LEDs of various types (through hole).
- A few other component types.
- Part drawers (some of the above are in them).
- Working Toshiba Satellite, with I THINK a Pentium core, currently running Debian (mostly boots but reports disk errors). I had been using this to drive a small CNC machine as it includes a parallel port, so this could be of significant use to the space,
- Security camera + related gear. I believe this works, but even if not the optics look quite nice.
- Canon Pixma MP800R multi-function printer with WiFi. Quite a nice printer actually, but developed an issue turning on (power button started acting only intermittently then not at all). May be repairable but even if not likely to have a LOT of nice bits for recovery.
- Display board + enclosure for LED scrolling sign. Remainder of electronics lost - could be reverse engineered to drive from modern micro controller or parts (LED matrixes) recovered.
- Some old Bunnings home automation kit, including PC interface - probably of no direct use but enclosures may be of use if building your own automation gear from scratch.
- Probably the odd other bit I’ve forgotten.