Fostering a Connected Community: Device Sharing for Digital Access

Devices Needed

Dear Donor,

Thank you so much for considering donations of your spare devices.

Notes:

  • Our focus will be on individual donations and needs, with a quick/scrappy/networked informal process to ensure that everybody in the region and in our communities who might need a device (for whatever reason) will have access to one as soon as we can get it to them.
  • NOTE:Remember that the person you are donating to needs to be able to use the device immediately and might have very little tech understanding and no resources to fix or troubleshoot. Please make sure that the device is undamaged, does not need repair, turns on quickly and that the battery and power cord work to charge the machine.

Types of Devices we will collect:

  1. Smart phones

    Specs/Requirements
    • All devices should be manufactured 2015 or later, as well as have access to relevant apps
    • Should be undamaged, have battery and power cord, charge and work without repair.
    • Should be unlocked and reset to factory settings
    • Should be cleaned of data/accounts.
    • Should be able to:
      • Run video conferences (zoom, facetime, …)
      • Download/read pdf documents
      • Working microphone/speakers to listen, speak, record.
      • Working camera.
      • Fill forms on internet
      • Easily access internet sites and view videos, podcasts on web.
      • Recipient should be able to change settings, install apps, install sim cards
  2. Laptops

    Specs/Requirements
    • Should be undamaged, have battery and power cord. And charge and turn on easily without repair.
    • Baseline minimum spec is i-series processor (or equivalent) (or manufactured after 2015), 4GB RAM (8GB preferred), and either a 120gb SSD or a 320gb+ HDD. Any windows licenses should be valid for the end user.
    • Need to be able to run windows 8 or higher
    • Macs must be able to run the newer versions of macOS, be able to install all updates and needed security features, as well as have access to recent apps.
    • Should be unlocked and reset to factory settings
    • Recipients should have admin privileges and be able to create accounts.
    • Should be cleaned of data/accounts.
    • Remove any pirated or other licenses that cannot be used by another user.
    • Should be able to
      • Run zoom/facetime/video calls
      • Download/read documents
      • Working microphone/speakers to listen, speak, record.
      • Working camera.
      • Fill forms on internet
      • Install adobe reader (or fillable pdf reader) and ms office like software, and presentation software.
      • Easily access internet sites and view videos/audio on web.
  3. Notebooks/tablets

    Specs/Requirements
    • Tablets and notebooks should be manufactured 2015 or later, should be able to install needed updates and needed security features, as well as have access to recent apps
    • Ipads should be able to run the latest version of iPadOS and be able to install needed updates and needed security features, as well as have access to recent apps
    • Should be undamaged, have battery and power cord. And charge and turn on easily without repair.
    • Should be unlocked. Should be cleaned of data/accounts. (we’ll send links to web/video tutorials and hold virtual office hrs).
    • Should be able to:
      • Run video calls/conferences
      • Download/read documents
      • Working microphone/speakers to listen, speak, record.
      • Working camera.
      • Fill forms on internet
      • Install fillable pdf reader and ms office like software, and presentation software.
      • Easily access internet sites and view videos/audio on web.
      • Recipient should be able to change settings, install apps and accounts.
  4. Relevant add-on peripherals and accessories

    We accept any peripherals/accessories you have for your devices if they are functioning, undamaged, do not need any repair (including all relevant batteries, cords, connectors), headphones, webcams, mice, monitors, keyboards, speakers, routers, etc.

Sign up here to donate devices. We will send instructions for how to clear all data and accounts out of the device, and to clean and prep the devices for donation. We will hold virtual office hrs to answer ? about this process and to help you troubleshoot if you need that. You may also reach out to us hello@ceti.institute with any questions.