This week we’ve run two successful dismantling sessions, taking apart laptops, desktop PCs, DVD players, printers and a mobile phone.

We’ve rearranged some of the bits to make bikes and picture frames and some has been taken away to make art at home. We’ve also connected fans and motors to batteries and bench power supplies to see how they work.

Mums, dads and nannas have stayed and got involved too. We’re planning more sessions like this in the future – it’s just as well that our friends at The Network Factory found some old laptops and desktop machines to top up our depleted stock of things to be taken apart. Thanks guys.

We rely on the kindness of our friends with old kit to take apart, and parents for staying and helping to keep our sessions safe. Most of all, we’d like to thank our lovely volunteers for their time and enthusiasm. We couldn’t do it without you all.

Ways you can help

Most of our Kestrel House sessions are free to ensure that anyone can come and enjoy them, but recently several people have asked whether they can do anything to contribute to our work. The answer is YES!

If you’d like to contribute financially, then pop along to our donate page. Any donations will help support TechResort and its work into the future.

You can also help by coming along to sessions.You don’t need to be a ‘techy’ as we also need one or two people just to keep a general eye on things. But if you’ve got an interest in making, coding and the like then we’d love you come and get hands on with our projects. Just get in touch and we can arrange a chat about it.

You can also support us by telling your friends. And if you have an old laptop lying around at home that really needs to be disposed of then bring it to us. Our dismantlers will get straight on the job!