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Technology Rescue Initiative

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Ottawa Food Bank For the past few years, the OPCUG has held a December Silent Auction through which donated computer and electronic items were "auctioned off" with ALL proceeds from the event going to the Ottawa Food Bank. One member has kindly donated a substantial number of used computer items with the objective of finding some of them a new home through our Silent Auction and, in the process, perhaps raising a few shekels for a good cause.

At our OPCUG's February board meeting, Jeff Dubois suggested that we provide a mechanism through which items ultimately destined for the auction (or sadly even to the eWaste event) might be purchased much in the same way one rescues a puppy or kitten facing an uncertain future. As such, the "Technology Rescue Initiative" was born.

A selection of used donated items will be posted to the OPCUG's website at http://opcug.ca/public/history/Auction/2015/rescue.html on April 8th and each item will be listed with a special "Pre-Auction Rescue Price". Anyone interested in purchasing any of these items may do so by simply clicking on the link beside each item and emailing the contact person listed for the item. All monies from the sale of these items will still go to the Ottawa Food Bank; they will just be held in trust until our regular Silent Auction event which will be held in December. Moreover, if you have any used items you wish to donate and have included in the "Rescue Initiative", please send a photo and description to and we'll add them to the webpage.

Looking for a video card? Need a spare network adapter? Something in a KVM? Need a few extra parts to build that Linux box you've wanted to tinker with? Rescue a piece of technology today by clicking on the "Pre-auction rescue" link to send an email with the item's info (if JavaScript is not enabled then send an email to with the description of the item you want to purchase).

Be sure to check the "Technology Rescue Initiative" webpage and remember, these items have been donated so ALL monies will be given directly to the Food Bank in our December drive. With its food industry partnerships and bulk purchasing power, the Ottawa Food Bank turns every $1 donated into $5 worth of food.

You can pickup the item(s) at one of our meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Bush Theatre of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, they start at 7:30pm and are open to all, or by contacting

Email:      Info: Food Bank Fact Sheet

Items for Pre-Auction

Rescued

Compaq Presario SR1000 Compaq Presario SR1000
AMD Semapron 3100+ 1.8Ghz
1 GB RAM
180 GB HD
DVD-RW
Mini-tower case
Good clean little machine from non-smoking household. Currently running unactivated Windows 7. Ideal for someone who wants to tinker with Linux.
Donated by Jeff Dubois — RESCUED: $7
Trendnet TEW-424UB USB NIC Trendnet TEW-424UB USB NIC. Need a quick wireless network connection? Every gadget bag should have at least one USB network card. 2 available. Comes with original disk and manual.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $1
Trendnet TK-409 4-port USB KVM with Audio support Trendnet TK-409 4-port USB KVM with Audio support. Looking for a KVM that supports up to 4 PCs from a single monitor and USB keyboard/mouse with audio support? Complete with cables.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $5
WinFast TV2000 Multi-Media PCI card WinFast TV2000 Multi-Media PCI card. Comes with original manual, disks, remote, cables, IR sensor. Complete.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
RetailPlus Mini Wireless USB Adapter RetailPlus Mini Wireless USB Adapter. Every hobbyist's gadget bag needs a spare USB wireless NIC. Complete with original manual and driver disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $1
Hauppauge WinTV-Pro PCI Card /remote Hauppauge WinTV-Pro PCI Card /remote. Complete with cables and remote
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
Asus v700 Pro AGP Graphics Adapter Asus v700 Pro AGP Graphics Adapter. Complete with manual, cable and original disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
Abit Siluro GF4mMX AGP Graphics Card Abit Siluro GF4mMX AGP Graphics Card. Complete with original disk and manual.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
Linksys NSLU2 Network Storage Unit Bridge Linksys NSLU2 Network Storage Unit Bridge. Two USB ports. Complete with AC adapter and disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $3
Microsoft Lifecam 1.3MP USB Web Cam Microsoft Lifecam 1.3MP USB Web Cam. Complete with manual and original driver disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $1
D-Link DWA-1340 USB Wireless NIC D-Link DWA-1340 USB Wireless NIC. Complete with manual, USB extension dock and original disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
Linksys WUSB54GC USB Wireless NIC Linksys WUSB54GC USB Wireless NIC. Complete with original manual and disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $1
AVerMedia DVD EXMaker 7 AVerMedia DVD EXMaker 7. Connect your video camera or DVD player to your PC and make your own DVDs. Includes manual and original DVD.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $3
Belkin F5U225 Mini USB Powered Hub Belkin F5U225 Mini USB Powered Hub. Includes AC Adapter and cable.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $2
Trendnet TK-407 4-port USB KVM switch Trendnet TK-407 4-port USB KVM switch. Complete with cables, manual and original disk.
Donated by Mark Giovannetti — RESCUED: $5
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