Specific equipment needs for LAP

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May 2, 2010, 2:56:33 PM5/2/10
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We will be needing several things for LAP this year. Lynn Bender is
coordinating the effort through sponsorships but I wanted a record of
what we need and what we obtain so there is no duplication of
efforts. Again, let Lynn make the contacts, however if you have any
of these things available let us know here. We will add to the list
as we think of things or obtain items <b>We need:</b>

A 24 foot truck with a large lift gate

A heavy-duty dolly or material handling device.

Pallet jack

standard-sized pallets - am thinking 8 to 10 of them. Any not used
can be put standing up at the front of the truck to reduce space usage

Two full rolls of shrink wrap

5-8 Velcro lifting belts for material handlers

2 100 foot extension cords (rather have too much than too little)

LCD monitors (CRT's that arrive on site will be blown up
immediately...I have 14 years experience with C-4)

<b>Stuff that is not needed:</b>

Surge protectors

power strips

CRT Monitors

Skip Da Shu

May 3, 2010, 12:28:49 AM5/3/10
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RAM / memory sticks for desktops. 512MB and larger.

Will have to inventory what we have when I get back but I last I
looked we were getting short on everything from PC133 thru PC3200
(DDR-400) and maybe even some DDR2-533/667. Again from my memory
only.. I think the biggest shortages were 1GB sticks of

Can post more detail come mid-May.


May 3, 2010, 8:34:41 AM5/3/10
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It's pretty bleak in all the baskets Skip. We have some of all you
mentioned except for the 133 (two mis-matched sticks) but it's EEC.
We'll have to concentrate our efforts on getting some donated. s


May 7, 2010, 1:03:25 PM5/7/10
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If you work for a company that has material handling or loading docks,
please ask if they can donate any standard-sized wooden pallets. Many
companies let the pallet recyclers come and get them free so if they
can spare 10 of them, it will save us a bunch of trouble.


Jun 5, 2010, 1:02:50 PM6/5/10
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Just to update, we now have a truck and I have secured a pallet jack
but we still need a couple of things. We will be needing about 10
standard wood pallets and two rolls of shrink wrap. If you work for
anyone who has pallets that are going to be disposed of or a company
that has tons of shrink wrap available, we could sure use both.
Shrink wrapping the palleted computers will keep the computers and
monitors from being damaged. We lost several to transport damage last
year...not to mention it frees up a ton of space. The truck we have
for this year is only 15 feet.

Laura Pierce Carbonneau

Jun 6, 2010, 10:33:27 AM6/6/10
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My friend Marc works for a printing company located near 183 and Mopac.  He indicated that he could get you the pallets.  When do you want to pick them up?

laura pierce carbonneau
email marketing, web and event project management, content development, social media
austin, texas
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauratex


Jun 6, 2010, 12:19:14 PM6/6/10
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We will probably pick them up the morning of the event if that will work... no since in handling them twice.
A child's exposure to technology should never be predicated on an ability to pay for it.


Jun 6, 2010, 12:27:38 PM6/6/10
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did I say "no since" in handling them twice?  Need more coffee
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