Build Your Own Computer for Free

Learn to build your own computer for FREE. The catch (or the bonus, depending on your point of view), is you have to build five computers for others before you can take one home.

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Free Geek hands off those computers, which they call “FreekBoxes,” to other volunteers and nonprofit organizations or sells them in its thrift store. If building a FreekBox lacks appeal, you can still “adopt” a computer in trade for 24 hours of other volunteer service.

Every FreekBox is loaded with Ubuntu Linux and a selection of useful FREE, open source applications. Free Geek refurbishes and recycles about 500 tons a year of these necessities of modern life in service to the community. You can plug in by taking an informational tour at noon or 5pm every Tuesday through Saturday. Hours to build computers are 11am -7pm same days.

Kids interested in building a computer? They must be at least age 16 or be accompanied by adult or older sibling to participate.

More info: 503.232.9350