[Noisebridge-discuss] electronic components to donate

Johny Radio johnyradio at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 07:35:28 UTC 2014

------ Original Message ------
From: "Al Sweigart" <asweigart at gmail.com>

>It is definitely a welcome donation, John! Just be sure that it is 
>already well-organized when you deliver it.

Hi John Kinsel

As a person who actually DOES electronics at Noisebridge, and as the 
person who recently spent many days cleaning up our electronics storage 
area, I WELCOME disorganized donations. My cleanup job was completely 
destroyed by unknown persons (who must have missed their Noisebridge 
Orientation)-- the whole transistor area is a pile of unsorted parts. 
Again. So your donation will be right at home, John. No worries, our 
electronics hackers love to dig into donation bins.

Also, as a person who has organized several electronics events at 
Noisebridge, and who coordinated a parts donation from Jameco 
Electronics, I'm aware that there can be confusion about where donations 
should go, and i don't want this to end up in the trash. So hopefully 
someone will step up-- if not, just ask where the transistors are 

John Kinsel, i'll be at EE Live this week, and i'm going out of town 
next weekend, but I'd be happy to meet you next week. If no one else 
offers to meet you, please stash the stuff


AL: It's NOT POLITE to instruct a donor to organize their donation for 
us. Beggars can't be choosers. It's also courteous, Al, to meet donors 
in-person when possible, to receive the donation, and thank them for 
their time, their effort, and the donation.

Also, AL, please do NOT turn away electronics components donations. We 
need them. i welcome you to attend to your own hacking realm at 
Noisebridge, which is.... the Board.


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