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28/10/2015 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
eWaste is a increasing problem for modern societies. With the rapid evolution of both industrial as well as personal equipment requiring upgrade, an inevitable consequence is that of obsolete equipment being discarded. Much of this waste stream tends to be directed towards standard municipal waste disposal streams. However with heavy metals and other hazardous components often used in their construction, leakage and contamination of waste streams is common.
This waste stream however can form a valuable source of electronics, and component able to be used for other purposes, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teaching and learning. As such there is a need to understand how to manage eWaste streams as well as both identify and then recover components and parts for potential re-use, and repurpose.
This Makerspace activity will help you safely recover eWaste items, and help you use some of the tools of the trade in electronics deconstruction and repair. The session is targeted at complete novice beginners, however anyone is welcome from any background, geek or non. Participants will be getting their hands dirty in this session.
Facilitator: Andrew Maxwell