Orientation is at 2pm every Saturday!
Free Geek would like to thank a Minneapolis based “This Does Not Compute” Youtube channel for creating a great video about Free Geek history and operations. The video is available at:
The channel is a favorite of a number of Free Geek staff as it covers in depth topics that would be interesting to people who enjoy technology.
Free Geek is currently overstocked with Core 2 Duo desktop computers. To free up some space we are putting many of the Core 2 duo computers on clearance for just $10 (includes computer, inexpensive peripherals are available and sold separately).
These Core 2 Duo (or AMD Athlon X2) computers are good for word processing, Internet and playing many games.
Minimum specs are:
* Core 2 or similar AMD Athlon X2 processor
* Between 2 and 4 Gb of memory
* Between 80 and 250 Gb Hard drive
* Fresh installation of Xubuntu Linux
* 30 day repair/replacement warranty
Free Geek contact info:
Electronics we accept for donations
See Items Accepted List
Data Security and privacy
See our Data Security policy
Volunteer with us
How to get started volunteering with us
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Come by and grab a t-shirt, we finally have them back in stock for $10!
After a generous donation of shelving from Ryan Co. during their move downtown, we are taking a bit of time to rearrange and replan our space in the recycling area. Please excuse the mess as the walls get their first coat of paint in years. Thank you to Welna’s Ace Hardware for the great help picking the colors! The plan is expected to take a few weeks but we see this having a great benefit for handling greater numbers of volunteers and material to recycle!
Today is Give to the Max Day, we’re excited to have an introductory video to show you!
Please consider a donation to help us with our mission at our Give to the Max site.
We are happy to announce our store has been moved to a new area of the facility. This means more stock viewable, more stations to test gear before you buy, and fun things called windows, which we hear are nice.
But seriously, no running into the back caverns to find a computer, our entire stock is within reach finally. We’re happy to be able to serve customer’s needs better. This is all part of the plan to keep scaling to meet the community’s need for our mission.
Thanks to Art, Charlie, Eric, Todd, Dan, Karen, and more that pushed hard this past month to get our store moved and running again.
Unfortunately, we have to post about an update to the donation fees.
Ideally, Free Geek could process CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) and printers for free. Due to changes in commodity prices we will be charging to accept these donations. We want to be open about these costs and why we are stuck charging them. To a certain amount, we keep working printers available to be reused, but due to storage and volunteer-power constraints, we end up recycling printers too.
We are already seeing costs of $300 per transaction with our recyclers to handle printers and CRTs.
The fees for CRTs are :
And for Printers :
We feel this represents the ‘at cost’ by the pound rate we receive from our recyclers and will adjust these rates when we can to keep the costs to donators down.