Episode 63 – ThinkGeek and Re-purposing Electronics

This week we talk with Shane Peterman, PR Manager at ThinkGeek.com.  In March, ThinkGeek introduced “Take These Broken Things“, a program where they were thinking* about sending boxes of broken stuff to deserving groups (like a school technology lab or a FIRST Robotics team).

ThinkGeek and Re-purposing Electronics 

 

We talk with Shane about the program, re-purposing electronics, and about the products available at ThinkGeek.com.

*After the interview was conducted, ThinkGeek announced an update to the program on their blog:

So. You guys are kinda into broken things, apparently. The little form below has logged 1,930 requests to date, so we know the interest is there and we’re giving this program a shot. In fact, we’ve sent out some already but it will take time to work through the list. We’re giving priority to groups–especially those that work with children or for educational, community reasons…

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Brian’s Science Teacher Gift Recommendations from ThinkGeek:

Featured Image: Actual dumpster divers at old ThinkGeek offices

Direct download: LOL63.mp3