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Bossone 615 Taker Space

If you're looking for computer or equipment components for a design or research project (or just need a spare part to fix something that broke), then we invite you to come pick through various retired systems and components for items that can be reused. Gloves, safety goggles, and basic tools are available.

Available Components

Please feel free to take as needed. Some disassembly may be required. Any components available may be taken, including:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Common Cables
  • Fans & Heatsinks
  • Circuit Boards
  • Power Supplies

Most of the available equipment is retired or broken desktops and laptops. Hard drives have either been removed or wiped in place. Additional hard drives are available upon request.

Support Policy

All hardware is provided as-is with no support or warranty expressed or implied. Drexel's student-run TechServ may be able to provide assistance for students trying to build or repair computers.


Watch out for sharp edges! Please use gloves when handling any sharp or broken components. Gloves and safety goggles are available.

Fair Use

Don’t be greedy! Take what you need, and use what you take. Please help keep the area clean -- put things back when you're done. If you have unused parts at the end of your project, feel free to add them back into the mix.

E-Waste Drop-off

Anyone may drop off e-waste any time outside of the COE CTS office in Bossone 614. Please do not leave equipment directly in front of the door.

  • Old Computers & Monitors
  • Excess Scrap & Batteries
  • Random Parts & Useful Junk
  • Cables & Circuit Boards
  • Broken Lab Equipment

Please let us know before bringing large amounts of e-waste so we can coordinate having staff present to assist. Please do not leave any known hazardous chemicals or chemical waste at this location. Rechargable batteries that appear swollen should be handled carefully and kept separate from other e-waste.

Other Useful Notes

  • The least useful pieces will be donated every Winter term as part of Drexel’s annual e-waste collection.
  • Batteries will be regularly picked-up and disposed of properly by Drexel's Environmental Health & Safety team.