[Noisebridge-discuss] ViewSonic G810 - 21" CRT Display - Perfect working condition. NB or CL or eWaste... that is the question.
cymraegish at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 19:10:14 PDT 2011
please before you ewaste it consider giving it to me if Jim doesn't want.
I'll give you (or anyone else )$20 if you can bring it to my house which is
3 blocks from NB (can't carry myself due to physical limitations and no
car). I am an artist and I have a 20" lcd which is failing and a 17" crt
(and to be honest my utils are paid, but I am having trouble raising cash
for a new LCD).
if I am making things too complicated just forget it.
to the electronics people -- please do consider the power supply issues. If
someone wants to have a workshop on building them I can solder and do basic
assembly given parts and picture. Once upon a time I could build / redesign
power supplies but I have forgotten and probably never will recover those
skills. This applies to anything that runs on DC electronics, including of
course desktop computers. Also it would be nice to have lights set up so
that easily one could turn 1/2 off in specific areas ...
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM, Ken Adler <ken.adler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok... here is the deal... I am bringing the Monitor in and putting Jim's
> name on it. If it remains at NB AND If it gets to be an issue I will
> personally remove it and eWaste it .
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>>> Double what Andy said
>>> Jim: We've had CTR monitors in the past and nothing good has come out of
>>> them. They are a dime a dozen right now off of Craigslist and other
>>> channels, if you really want one go for it, if not Noisebridge does have
>>> a ton of other LCDs in perfectly good working order for LUG that you can
>> 21" is not so easy to find. The color quality is still very much unmatched
>> by LCDs especially the old rebuilt ones at NB. Even disregarding that there
>> are no plenty around in this size.
>> Also the energy efficiency is confused. The power ratings on LCD are for
>> the unit, but disregard power waste in the power supply bricks = commonly
>> about 30% (70% waste heat). Being a compulsive label reader(and knowing the
>> formula watts = volts * amps), my estimate is that an lcd energy saves about
>> one notch down in monitor size. So you are looking at 21" CRT (about) same
>> power use as 24" lcd.
>> If you want to locate huge energy hogs consider the big TV screens. Or
>> consider building some high efficiency power supplies for the LCDs.
>> Unfortunate that the new CA laws for high efficiency TV power supplies did
>> not cover large computer monitors.
>> And CRTs can be easily recycled for FREE, by taking them to the Goodwill
>> one block away.
>>> Rubin Abdi
>>> rubin at starset.net
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> Ken Adler
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> Ken at adler.net
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