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If you see something below in a free pile/freecycle/free section of the classifieds, please let us know! If you have one of the below items and would like to donate it, we would love to pick it up, as long as it is near Portland.

[edit] Things we Need/Want

  • a UPS
  • Flush mount fail-secure electric strike for panic bar equipped door
  • 8' Fluorescent light tube bulbs
  • 3' deep x 6'-8' high pallet racks (for workbenches)
  • Furniture - folding chairs, workbenches, etc. Any old chairs, couches and tables would be great!
  • Bookshelves - for various nerdy books
  • Webcams - got an old webcam you don't use? We can put it to good use! (especially network ones!)
    • Please remind User:Soycamo to bring her webcam and coffee press.
  • Ramp (to move big things inside, or help people get inside)
  • Lockers
  • Desk lamp / spot light for work desks. tiny electronic work needs good lighting in a small space
  • Cupcake
  • Woodworking things
  • Mini tool library
  • Chalkboard (Kyle wants to make one - We do have a whiteboard...)
  • [food] Small heating element for simple cooking
  • [food] Small towels (to put under water heating things, and for spills)
  • [food] crockpot
  • [food] mini "grain silo" - DIY bulk dry bean storage

[edit] Ideas for the space

It would be nice to be able to repaint this wall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/donpdonp/4243076246/ to use it for a projector. Just a thought... Camo

Completely agree - though I would probably go with paint + a screen overlay - make it really nice. -Loki
If the projector surface was "hard" (maybe use a whiteboard) I could turn it into a digital whiteboard as I suggested as a project of mine on my userpage. :-) --DarkStar 04:26, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Go for it! I don't know if an actual whiteboard is the best solution since they're expensive, but I'm sure we could find a good substitute for that area. Soycamo 05:38, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Also, whiteboards usually have horrible glare when used as projectors... have to take that into consideration.
best to build your own, melamine, steel/aluminium, glass, laminate.
Not sure if this is still watched, and paint would make it look nicer (especially if you use a dark color in combination with the hardboard), but really you can make the screen with a piece of melamine covered hardboard for about $20. It has a smooth matte finish to minimize glare and is very easy to source. I have been using one for years and would be happy to help. Monkeyrobot