Hardware upgrades are an iconic perk to owning a PC, though what does one do with all the old parts after? If there are no trickle-down upgrades to be made and selling them seems more trouble than its worth, then perhaps a donation is in order.
Campus Game Fest, an annual gaming event held since 2013, are currently running a hardware collection drive across community clubs in north-eastern Singapore. The goal is to fix and build as many working computers out of these recycled parts before shipping them off to the less fortunate.
A 2014 study by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore revealed that 14% of Singaporean households still had no access to a computer, whereas 65% reported owning two or more.
The former has been slowly dwindling over the years thanks to donations and government subsidies but the CGF drive is an opportune moment for the gaming community to lend a helping hand, even if all you have lying around is a single stick of memory.
Be it motherboards and peripherals or old laptops and tablets, anything and everything is welcome at their donation counters. Participating community clubs are Anchorvale, Ang Mo Kio, Cheng San, Hwi Yoh, Punggol Park, Teck Ghee, and Yio Chu Kang.
To avoid a wasted trip, call 6387 3036 for any inquiries. Just try not to dump a surprise spider’s nest by giving the item a quick once-over.
As for Campus Game Fest 2016, the activity-rich event will be held on June 24-26 at ITE College Central. Be sure to register for free tickets at their official website.