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Sustainable Making: Give electronic waste a second life! (10 years and older)

October 31 @ 10:00 - 11:30

- FREE - Please register on Eventbrite

Join Brig Labs from Zimbabwe online as part of the ODA Family Makers Day on 31 October

The world is focused on developing the latest technology, creating faster, more sophisticated electronic gadgets and machines and yet, very low efforts are made towards dealing with their end of life. What if we as makers, could start pushing for a significant drive to reduce the growing burden, by increasing the lifespan of the electronic components found in machines through reuse in our prototypes and projects, as opposed to buying new ones?

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: 10:00 (GMT +2) – 90 minutes

This workshop will take a small part of the pie and engage participants in how to properly open up an old desktop computer and utilise its fan(s) to build out a laptop cooling pad supported by our everyday cardboard and a simple USB cable to power it all.

Target audience – who should join

  • 10 years and older
  • A beginner or novice Makers are all welcome

What do you need to be able to participate?

  1. Old Desktop Computer (without the monitor)
  2. A USB cable, preferably from an old bunch, or dead usb mouse/keyboard (because we are going to cut it!)
  3. A pair of pliers.
  4. A pair of Cutters or a pair of scissors.
  5. Screw driver Set preferably an assortment of Philips (star) and Flat.
  6. Insulation Tape or Duct Tape.
  7. 2 big Cardboard boxes
  8. Hot Glue gun or Craft Glue
  9. Favourite colour Paint – Optional

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If you want to get hold of us before the workshop please email us on thamsanqa@briglabs.co.zw

and cc in creativew@briglabs.co.zw

Or contact us on: 

+263 731 222 229 – Work

+263 713 652 952 – Personal (just in case)

Details

Date:
October 31
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
Cost:
FREE - Please register on Eventbrite
Event Category:
Website:
opendesignafrika.org

Venue

ONLINE

Organizers

OPEN DESIGN AFRIKA
Brig Labs

Details

Date:
October 31
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
Cost:
FREE - Please register on Eventbrite
Event Category:
Website:
opendesignafrika.org

Venue

ONLINE

Organizers

OPEN DESIGN AFRIKA
Brig Labs