Ever wonder what a company does with all of the broken electronics that get returned? Sure, depending on the condition, some of them might get refurbished and resold. However, a large chunk of them are beyond the company’s ability to fix with a reasonable amount of money. There are some recycling ventures out there, but those aren’t always a great solution either. So what’s left, the dump? The people over at ThinkGeek have been pondering this very problem, and they might have it solved.
With so many geeks out there that like to work on their own crafty DIY projects, why not give these people the broken goods? They are currently gauging interest in a program where they will ship a box of discarded electronics to your doorstep every couple of months. The only thing they ask is that you don’t resell the items, and that you send them pictures of your projects when you can. Oh, and don’t use the parts for evil. (So much for my Death Ray plans.) If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, head over to their page and sign up. The more people that do, the more likely it is that they will put this program into action.