Repurposing computer equipment for remote learning students
A project of the Bochum Digital Factory initiative and the AStA Repair Café established by the student government of the Ruhr University at Bochum is providing fast, streamlined assistance to school students who are unable to take part in online classes due to lacking computer equipment.
Malfunctioning computers and other devices are repaired by the Repair Café and then reinstalled in the Digital Factory. A great idea that ZPP INGENIEURE has been glad to support by making a sizable donation of hardware. This is how a large number of desktop computers and laptops that were no longer suitable for running power-hungry engineering design software yet were still in perfect running order found their way to a continued sustainable existence. “We were able to put a smile on the face of the first kids; many other students are on the waiting list,” said Philipp Krüger of AStA RUBO Repair Café when collecting the computers.
Demand for this equipment remains high and hardware donations of items like PCs, laptops, monitors, printers, hard disks, RAM modules, cables, webcams, mice, keyboards and speakers are needed. Even if these items are not in the best repair, no problem!