finley wrote:That GPS unit ... does it have a PC interface (USB or serial)?
It's this one: Garmin eTrex Summit
. There's some kind of port at the top, but I don't know the name: four flat pins in a line. If I ever had a cable for it, it's either long gone or in the rat's-nest-o'cables box. (THAT stuff is annoying - at least I can know "OK, this camera I know I will never use again." Fine. But the unidentified cables? No idea.)
The port looks like the right side of the picture below:
Ya want it?
There are charities that take old computers, recondition them, and give them away.
Exactly - that's the sort of thing I'm hoping to find. For the techie inclined, the iPod speaker dock still has decent speakers; I assume it wouldn't be too hard to wire in some kind of a different connector. Other things may not be useful in and of themselves, but there must be useful parts.
I guess I could just leave them beside the garbage and recycling bins in our apartment complex. We've done that with all kinds of bigger products and they often disappear within an hour, so somebody's getting use out of them. And sometimes I see discarded furniture reappear years later, presumably because someone else eked a few more years out of it, which is great!
Yes, I know I need to make sure to format the computers properly.